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"On the Senate Foreign Relations committee, there is a new chairman whose name is Jim risch. She's a Republican from Idaho. And he is replacing Bob corker of Tennessee who is left the Senate. So doom rushed he's a he's a pre lucky guy. He's pretty supportive of the president and the president's policies. He gave a really interesting interview USA today couple of days ago, where he's laid out his his priorities for that committee. And he said that his biggest foreign policy concern is China's expanding geo political influence, and he he would be taking a broader look at the reemergence of a competition between global powers, and he indicated that his first set of hearings will be on that topic. He also indicated that he has no plans for hearing on Syria and no plans for legislation to ensure that the United States stays in NATO. So it's very interesting to read because it gives a little window into how? Oh, he is perceiving. What his new chairmanship is going to be like, I'm Matthew Kahn. And this is the law. Fair podcast January twenty second twenty nineteen. It's new year with a new congress and the Democrats now control the house of representatives. But how will that change affect the state of play for national security legal issues to find out Benjamin Wittes spoke last Friday to Brookings, senior fellow and expert on all things congress, Molly Reynolds and Brookings fellow law. Fair senior editor and former chief democratic counsel to the Senate Foreign Relations committee or grit Taylor. They talked about the dynamics of divided legislature, what committees law fair podcast listeners should keep an eye on. And how the new chairs of certain committees will affect key issues in national security law. It's the law fair podcast."