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    New Federal Crimes

    The House Judiciary Committee Over-Criminaliztion Task Force held a hearing on the growing number of new federal crimes and Congress' enactment of new criminal statutes. The witnesses…

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    Legal Conviction Consequences

    Legal academics and advocates testified at a House Judiciary Committee Over-Criminazation Task Force hearing on the the nation’s criminal code and the civil consequences convicts face…

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    Music Licensing

    Music recording and broadcasting industry representatives testified at a hearing on performed music licensing laws. They talked about the patchwork of licensing laws outdated by the…

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    House Vote on National Security Agency Data Collection Programs

    House Judiciary Committee Chair Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and several members of the committee spoke to reporters after House votes on the USA FREEDOM Act (H.R. 3361). The bill would end the…

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    House Session

    The House approved H.R. 3361 by a vote of 303 to 121. The bill overhauls the National Security Agency’s collection of telephone records.

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    USA FREEDOM Act Markup

    The House Judiciary Committee met to mark up the USA FREEDOM Act. The Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ending Eavesdropping, Dragnet-Collection and Online…

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    Justice Department Oversight

    Attorney General Eric Holder testified at a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on Department of Justice operations. Topics included the department’s use of prosecutorial…

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    House Session

    The House debated the combined rule for H.R. 4118, Suspending the Individual Mandate Penalty (health care bill) and H.R. 3826, Electricity Security and Affordability (coal bill) .

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    Federal Criminal Code

    The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations held a hearing of its Over-Criminalization Task Force. The task force was created in 2013…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House considered seven bills under suspension of the rules including, legislation that seeks to provide greater oversight of the Internal Revenue Service.

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    House Session

    The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a pro forma session.

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    National Security Agency Surveillance and Intelligence Gathering

    Representative James Sensenbrenner (R-WI), gave the keynote address at a Georgetown University Law Center discussion on proposed changes by Congress to National Security Agency (NSA)…

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    Newsmakers with Senator Patrick Leahy

    Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Patrick Leahy (D-VT) talked about National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programs and the USA FREEDOM Act, which he co-wrote. The bill was…

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    Republican Commemoration of the March on Washington

    The Republican National Committee hosted a luncheon at the Capitol Hill Club to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Alveda King sang…

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    House Session

    H.Res. 315 - providing for the consideration of H.R. 2218 - Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013, and H.R. 1582 - Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013, Rules Comm Print…

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    Voting Rights Act

    Witnesses testified on the implications of the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder, which overturned a key provision of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). Two of the five witnesses…

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    NSA Data Collection and Surveillance Oversight, Panel 1

    The House Judiciary Committee held an unclassified hearing on the Obama administration’s use of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) revealed by former National Security…

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    FBI Oversight

    Robert Mueller testified at an FBI oversight hearing. Among the topics he addressed were the Boston Marathon bombings, the disclosure of National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance…

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    House Session, Part 2

    1) H.R. 258 - Stolen Valor Act of 2013 (Sponsored by Rep. Joe Heck / Judiciary Committee) 2) H.R. 1073 - Nuclear Terrorism Conventions Implementation and Safety of Maritime Navigation…

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    Domestic Use of Drones

    Policy and technology experts testified on the use of unmanned aerial systems, commonly known as drones, for domestic law enforcement and surveillance.

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