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CLIP: U.S. House Approves Bill on Syrian Refugees

AIR DATE: Friday, November 20, 2015

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) debate H.R. 4038, a bill to limit the number of Syrian refugees admitted to the U.S. until increased security checks are in place. Members later voted 289-137 to approve the measure. President Obama has threatened to veto the bill.



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  • Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)
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KEYWORDS: House of Representatives, Syria, Refugees, Terrorism, ISIS, Foreign Policy