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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 SmithDems look to defense bill to put pressure on Trump Armed Services Dems introduce bill on Russia aggression Overnight Cybersecurity: Armed Services panel looks to tighten cyber oversight | Election hack hearing Wednesday | Dem wants answers on contractor security MORE (D-Wash.) and Rep. Blake FarentholdBlake FarentholdCongress poised to prohibit airlines from forcibly removing customers Lawmakers send well-wishes to Scalise on Twitter Ex-Obama cyber czar defends government rules for hacking tools 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.