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House Bill Drafted to Enhance Vetting of Refugees

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The House will vote Thursday to enhance oversight of the screening process for refugees from Syria and Iraq, but it will not consider legislation to "pause" the program sought by Speaker Paul D. Ryan.  

Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., told reporters a post-Paris attacks task force has crafted a bill to create "a new certification process" for these refugees. It will be posted online later tonight and go before the Rules Committee Wednesday.  

Boehner Leads Delegation to Afghanistan to Observe Presidential Elections

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Updated 4:15 p.m. |  Speaker John A. Boehner kicked off the two-week congressional recess with a visit to Afghanistan to observe the historic presidential election there.  

According to a statement and press release from the Ohio Republican’s office Monday morning, datelined from Kabul, Boehner was accompanied by Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline, R-Minn.; Natural Resources Chairman Doc Hastings, R-Wash.; Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich.; and National Republican Campaign Committee Chairman Greg Walden, R-Ore.