President Obama addressed the nation yesterday on the growing threat of the Islamic State. In his speech, Obama acknowledged the military strength of ISIS, but urged Americans to guard against the dangerous ideology of Islamic extremism.

In our post-9/ll society, rising terrorist threats are frequently discussed in Congress. Some argue that Bush-era involvement in the Middle East fueled warring factions that led to the rise of ISIS. Others contend that American foreign policy must directly combat the rise of ISIS with military force.

Below are the members of Congress who discuss ISIS the most.

According to our data, Representatives Steve Pearce (R-NM), Jeff Fortenberry, (R-NE) Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) and Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Dan Coats (R-IN) discuss ISIS the most.

Interested in other Middle East issues? How about Iran? Check out our analysis of which Congress members discuss Iran the most.

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