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The “Argo” director and star is testifying about the Congo at a committee hearing, and took several meetings with members of Congress beforehand.
 
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) tweeted from behind the scenes of the hearing, and the committee's ranking member Rep. Adam SmithAdam SmithPentagon urges Congress to move 6M for missile defense Pass the Protecting Data at the Border Act Overnight Defense: Mattis makes surprise visit to Afghanistan | Army general deploys to Puerto Rico to oversee hurricane relief | Senate panel advances Joint Chiefs chair's nomination MORE (D-Wash.) and Rep. Blake FarentholdBlake FarentholdInfrastructure spending bill sliding down agenda The Hill's 12:30 Report Distrust of Senate grows within GOP MORE (R-Texas) both shared pictures of their meetings with the star.

Along with being a likely frontrunner for the Oscars next year, Affleck is a humanitarian who founded the Eastern Congo Initiative. He has testified before Congress several times on the crisis in the Congo.