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    Presidential Pardons, Part 1

    Witnesses testified about presidential pardons granted in the final days of the Clinton administration, and particularly about the pardon of financier Marc Rich. Ms. Dozoretz…

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    Computer Security

    Officials testified about various government agencies' computer security and about their ability to protect systems from fraud, misuse and cyberterrorism. A Government Accounting…

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    Views of the Arab Public

    In a portion of a hearing on public diplomacy, witnesses testified about changes in U.S. public diplomacy in the Arab world since September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S., the…

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    Unconventional Attack Preparations

    The witnesses testified about the preparedness of U.S. forces to face a chemical or biological attack. They discussed supply and quality control problems, as well as other issues.

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    Emergency Preparedness

    Witnesses testified about emergency preparedness in the District of Columbia and the Washington metropolitan area. Among the issues they addressed were responses to terrorist attacks…

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    Israeli Perspective on Conflict with Iraq

    Former Prime Minister Netanyahu testified about potential military action in Iraq. Among the topics he addressed were nuclear weapons development in Iraq, Iraqi support of terrorist…

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    Cyberterrorism and National Infrastructure

    Witnesses testified about U.S. vulnerability to cyberterrorism in water, power, financial markets and telecommunications systems.

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    California Electricity Market and Perot Systems

    Witnesses testified about Ross Perot’s consulting firm, Perot Systems, and its business practices during a California energy crisis. At issue was the company’s role in…

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    Homeland Security Department

    Mr. Ridge testified about the proposed reorganization of the federal government involving the creation of a new Department of Homeland Security. Among the issues they addressed…

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    Presidential Gifts

    Witnesses testified about the inventory of official gifts to the president and the United States. They also talked about proposed legislation to change the methods by which gifts are…

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    Combating Terrorism: Federal Response Part 2

    Witnesses testified about a proposed reorganization of the federal government and the creation of a Department of Homeland Security. Among the issues they addressed were inter-agency…

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    Combating Terrorism: Federal Response Part 1

    Lawmakers testified about proposals to reorganize the federal government and create a new Department of Homeland Security. Among the issues they addressed were information sharing…

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    Safety of School Lunches

    Senator Durbin, chairman of the Oversight of Government Management Subcommittee, and members of the two committees heard testimony about problems of school lunch safety and methods for…

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    Fuel Costs

    Witnesses testified about fuel price stability, including supply, demand and cost of fuel.

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    Internal Revenue Service Oversight

    On the day taxes were due to be filed, witnesses testified about customer service and the oversight functions of the committee. Among the issues addressed were financial management,…

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    Presidential Records Access

    Authors and historians testified about the release of official presidential papers, their use to academics and journalists, and recent decisions by the Bush administration to withhold…

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    Electronic Surveillance in Washington, DC

    Witnesses testified about efforts to create America’s largest network of surveillance cameras in the District of Columbia and about possible violations of civil liberties by such…

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    Fighting Bioterrorism Through Information Sharing

    Witnesses testified about prevention of bioterrorism and protection of the public through the sharing of information between local, state and federal governments. Among the issues…

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    Federal Law Enforcement Agencies

    Witnesses testified about the extraordinary demands on Federal law enforcement agencies to simultaneously deal with their routine missions, the September 11th terrorist attacks, and…

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    Airline Security

    The Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Natural Resources and Regulatory Affairs heard testimony on the implementation of airline security legislation. Rep. Mica, chairman of the House…

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