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    Investment Banks and the Financial Crisis, Goldman Sachs Chair and CEO

    Lloyd Blankfein testified about investment and trading activities of Goldman Sachs and other investment banks involving residential mortgage based securities and related products. In…

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    Aviation Security

    Witnesses testified on changes in airline security operations and policy in the ten years since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Among the issues they addressed were the pilot…

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    Investment Banks and the Financial Crisis, Directors

    Current and former directors from Goldman Sachs testified about investment and trading activities of Goldman Sachs and other investment banks involving residential mortgage based securities…

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    Offshore Bank Accounts

    Witnesses from a Swiss bank and the U.S. Department of Justice testified on efforts to collect unpaid taxes from offshore bank accounts.

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    Border Security

    Immigration enforcement officials testified on border security and immigration issues. They said a comprehensive immigration bill would make it easier to police U.S.…

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    Digital Currencies

    Panelists testified on digital currencies, the online decentralized systems that allow people to exchange goods and services without using real money. 

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    Gulf Coast Oil Spill

    Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano and Coast Guard Deputy National Incident Commander Peter Neffenger testified on the response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and clean up…

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    Washington Mutual Bank Failure, Panel 1

    Panelists testified on the role of high risk mortgages, focusing on Washington Mutual Bank (WaMu), which was the nation’s largest thrift with more than $300 billion in assets, $188…

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    Investment Banks and the Financial Crisis, Executives

    Executives from Goldman Sachs testified about investment and trading activities of Goldman Sachs and other investment banks involving residential mortgage based securities and related…

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    Video Game Violence

    Witnesses testified concerning violence in video games produced for Nintendo and Sega. Graphic scenes from a number of Sega games were shown throughout the hearing.

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    Washington Mutual Bank Failure, Panel 2

    Panelists testified on the role of high risk mortgages, focusing on Washington Mutual Bank (WaMu), which was the nation’s largest thrift with more than $300 billion in assets, $188…

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    Terrorist Threats to U.S. Military Communities, Defense Department Testimony

    Defense Department officials testified on homegrown terrorism, specifically threats to U.S. bases and the military community.

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    Secret Service Prostitution Investigation

    Secret Service and Homeland Security officials testified on the scandal surrounding Secret Service agent interaction with Colombian prostitutes. Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan…

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    JP Morgan Chase Credit Derivative Trades, Part 1

    Former and current JPMorgan Chase executives testified about the practices that led to the firm’s $6.2-billion “London Whale” trading losses during a hearing of the Senate…

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    Social Media and Disaster Communications

    Witnesses testified on the use of social media such as Twitter, Facebook, and Google by federal, state and local agencies in disaster response. Among the topics they addressed were…

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    2008 Financial Crisis and Credit Rating Agencies, Panel 1

    Witnesses testified on the role of credit rating agencies in the financial crisis, using as case histories the credit rating agencies of Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s. Former…

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    Washington Mutual Bank Failure, Panel 3

    Panelists testified on the role of high risk mortgages, focusing on Washington Mutual Bank (WaMu), which was the nation’s largest thrift with more than $300 billion in assets, $188…

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    National Security Threats

    FBI Director James Comey, National Counterterrorism Center Director Matthew Olsen, and acting Homeland Security Secretary Rand Beers testified on national security threats. They said…

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    Offshore Profit Sharing, Panel 1

    Legal experts testified on the findings of a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Investigations report that showed how subsidiary Apple companies in Ireland…

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    U.S. Postal Service Finances, Panel 1

    Witnesses testified about the Postal Service’s financial difficulties. They presented proposals to fix the Postal Service’s money problems, and took questions from the…

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