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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 SmithDavid (Adam) Adam SmithTop Armed Services Dem hits Trump on military budget Pentagon budget euphoria could be short-lived Top admiral: North Korea wants to reunify peninsula, not protect rule MORE (D-Wash.) and Rep. Blake FarentholdRandolph (Blake) Blake FarentholdOvernight Energy: Dems ask Pruitt to justify first-class travel | Obama EPA chief says reg rollback won't stand | Ex-adviser expects Trump to eventually rejoin Paris accord Overnight Regulation: Trump to take steps to ban bump stocks | Trump eases rules on insurance sold outside of ObamaCare | FCC to officially rescind net neutrality Thursday | Obama EPA chief: Reg rollback won't stand GOP lawmakers: Obama admin ‘hastily’ wrote lead ammunition ban 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.