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    Avian Flu Threat

    Federal regulators, industry leaders, and researchers testified at a hearing on the economic and national security threats of avian flu to poultry farms and the general public. Avian…

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    Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

    Officials from the Justice Department, Health and Human Services, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services testified on the Obama…

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    Renewable Fuel Standards

    Janet McCabe testified at a hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) management of the renewable fuel standard program.

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    Federal Whistleblowers

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on reprisals against federal whistleblowers. Four of the five witnesses told committee members the retaliation they allegedly faced for reporting…

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    Postal Service Board Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on the nominations of David Shapira to serve on the U.S. Postal Service Board of…

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    Transportation Security Administration Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger to be a Homeland Security assistant secretary and be…

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    Oversight of the Transportation Security Administration

    Homeland Security and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials testified at a hearing on TSA policies and challenges facing the agency. The hearing was interrupted due to…

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    Technology and Border Security

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the impact of technology on U.S. border security efforts. Topics included the use of aircraft, drones, and surveillance tools, as well as…

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    Social Media and Terrorism

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the role of social media in recruiting for terrorist organizations. The witnesses outlined the online tactics and capabilities of ISIS* and other…

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    U.S. Northern Border Security

    Homeland Security, Justice Department, and Customs and Border Protection officials testified on threats to the U.S. border with Canada. The witnesses assessed their agencies operations…

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    IRS and the Affordable Care Act

    Commissioner John Koskinen testified at a hearing on the implementation of the tax penalty in the Affordable Care Act, and the IRS' enforcement of the health care provisions requiring a…

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    Inaccurate Social Security Death Records

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on the reasons for improper Social Security payments to deceased individuals as a result of inaccurate data…

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    Cyber Security and Terrorism Threats

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on global cyber terrorism as well as other U.S. security threats such as ISIL*, Syrian foreign…

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    Police Use of Military Equipment

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on the sale of Department of Defense weapons and equipment to state and local police forces.

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    U.S. Postal Service Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on four nominees to the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors, including Victoria Reggie Kennedy and former…

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    Border Security

    Officials from the Homeland Security, Health and Human Services, Justice, and State Departments testified on actions their agencies were taking in response to the influx of unaccompanied…

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    Sexual Assault on College Campuses

    Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) held the third of a series of roundtable discussions on combating rape and sexual assaults on college campuses. This meeting focused on Title IX of…

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    High-Speed Stock Transactions and Insider Trading

    Witnesses testified on stock market conflicts of interest in high-frequency trading practices, and their impact on consumer confidence. Committee Chair Carl Levin (D-MI) in his opening…

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    Radiological Material Security

    Witnesses testified about the security of radiological materials that can be used by terrorists to construct what are commonly known as “dirty bombs.” Witnesses included…

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    Border Security

    The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs held a hearing on the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act of 2013, which addressed U.S. border security reforms and rates of pay for…

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