House panel rebukes Obama for vacant oversight job

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The panel also unanimously approved legislation from Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) that blocks non-humanitarian aid for Vietnam until it makes progress on political and religious prisoners. And it approved resolutions recognizing the U.S.-Jordan relationship and highlighting and seeking a resolution of the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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