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    Border Security

    At a hearing titled “Strengthening Enforcement and Border Security: The 9/11 Commission Staff Report on Terrorist Travel,” witnesses testified about enforcement of existing…

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    Border Security Technology

    Witnesses testified about border security, technology to monitor border crossings, and implementing homeland security measures to protect against terrorist attack.

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    Terrorism Task Force Report

    The subcommittee and witnesses talked about homeland security.

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    Implementation of Anti-Terrorism Laws

    Witnesses testified about the implementation and effectiveness of anti-terrorism measures, and specifically about the USA Patriot act and the Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform…

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    AMBER Alert Abduction Information System

    Witnesses testified about the AMBER alert system which is used to enlist public help in searching for abducted children. Among the topics they addressed were the effectiveness of state…

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    Illegal Drugs and Global Terrorism

    Witnesses testified about the connections between the drug trade and terrorism. Among the issues they addressed were funding terrorist operations through drug trafficking, anti-drug…

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    Security of Germs and Toxins

    Government officials and policy experts testified about the new threat of germs and toxins as terrorist weapons in the U.S. and about the security of the laboratories that currently work…

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    Identity Theft

    Witnesses testified about the effectiveness and implementation of laws protecting the public from the theft of personal information, such as a Social Security number, credit card number or…

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    Data Encryption Standards

    Subcommittee members heard testimony concerning standards for data encryption. Members are considering a bill that regulates how much encryption companies can use to protect classified…

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    Olympic Park Bombing Media Leaks

    Committee members heard testimony concerning the relationship between law enforcement and the media, especially concerning the Atlanta Olympic Park bombing investigation. The focus was…

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    Ruby Ridge Investigation Day 14

    In the final day of hearings on the Ruby Ridge shootout, FBI Director Freeh described the incident as “a series of terribly flawed law enforcement operations.”

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    Ruby Ridge Investigation Day 13 Part 2

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    Ruby Ridge Investigation Day 13 Part 1

    The subcommittee heard testimony about the Ruby Ridge, Idaho shootout.

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    Ruby Ridge Investigation Day 11 Part 2

    Committee members heard testimony from two Justice Department officials who were involved with the internal investigation into the incident in which a member of the hostage resuce team…

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    Ruby Ridge Investigation Day 10

    The subcommittee heard testimony from former Justice Department officials on their investigations into the Ruby Ridge incident.

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    Ruby Ridge Investigation Day 9

    FBI administrators testified about their roles in the Ruby Ridge incident. Mr. Potts was suspended after the incident.

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    Ruby Ridge Investigation Day 8

    Agent Matthews testified about a discredited internal disciplinary report he wrote about the Ruby Ridge shootout. He blamed agents at the scene for the shortcomings of the…

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    Ruby Ridge Investigation Day 7

    FBI agents and negotiators testified on the rules of engagement, or special shooting rules, concerning the Ruby Ridge incident. Mr. Glenn, who was commander during the Ruby Ridge…

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    Ruby Ridge Investigation Day 4

    After an executive session in which the sniper who shot Ms. Weaver took the fifth amendment to avoid self-incrimination, committee members heard further testimony from U.S. Marshals…

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    Ruby Ridge Investigation Day 6 Part 2

    Committee members heard testimony from U.S. Marshals Service deputies and the former U.S. attorney in Idaho concerning their involvement in the exchange of gunfire which resulted in two…

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