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    Presidential Requirement Amendment

    Committee members heard testimony on H.J.Res. 88, a proposed amendment to the Constitution that would allow a person who has been a United States citizen for 20 years to be eligible…

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    Gun Control Legislation

    Witnesses testified about the necessity for new gun control legislation. They focused on the juvenile crime bill passed in the Senate that required background checks at gun…

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    Community Policing Program

    Witnesses testified regarding the effectiveness of the federal community policing programs. They focused on if the federal funding to selected local police units has reduced crime in…

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    Oversight of the U.S. Marshals Service

    U.S. Marshal Service officials testified about a range of issues including outstanding warrants for fugitives, security services, Internet contraband sales, and internal finances.

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    Amending the Americans With Disabilities Act

    Committee members heard testimony about an amendment to the Americans with Disabilities Act that would require notification of noncompliance before initiation of litigation.

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    Impact of Illegal Immigrants

    Witnesses testified about the problem of illegal immigration. The first panel of citizens talked about the costs of illegal immigration including the threats of disease, crime, and…

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    FBI Electronic Mail Surveillance Program

    Law enforcement officials, legal experts and industry representatives testified about a computer program called ‘Carnivore’ that would allow the FBI to intercept and collect…

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    Hate Crimes

    Witnesses testified about the need for federal legislation which provides for greater punishments for crimes motivated by hate. Several witnesses described the abuses they suffered due…

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    Illegal Immigration

    In the first panel, citizen witnesses talked about the problems that illegal immigration has caused in their communities, and the refusal of government agencies to intervene. They also…

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    Independent Counsel Practices

    Witnesses testified about their experiences with independent counsel investigations, the lapse of the independent counsel statute, and the manner in which future investigations of…

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    Banking Regulations and Privacy Issues

    Witnesses testified about a bill which would reform Depression-era laws which established barriers between banks, securities firms and insurance companies. The bill would put merchant…

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    Assigning Internet Domain Names

    Witnesses testified about the protection of American intellectual property rights on the Internet. They discussed the role that registrars for domain names play in protecting…

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    Immigration Enforcement

    Committee members heard testimony from Immigration and Naturalization Service, Labor Department, and General Accounting Office officials, as well as law enforcement specialists about the…

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    Child Molestation Legislation

    The committee heard testimony dealing with proposed legislation to protect children from
    sexual and violent crimes. The panels described the crimes committed by repeat offenders
    and…

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    Oil Industry Competition

    Committee members heard testimony on gasoline prices in the Midwest and possible solutions
    to the crisis. Witnesses included governors from Midwestern states, as well as Energy

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    Crime Prevention Oversight

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    Police Training

    Committee members heard testimony from law enforcement personnel and House members on the Police Training Bill. The bill would provide for a commission to study the training,…

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    Asbestos Compensation Part 1

    Representatives heard testimony on a proposal to move injury claims from the courts to a government agency charged with resolving them.

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    Asbestos Compensation Part 2

    Committee members heard testimony on a proposal to move injury claims from the courts to a government agency charged with resolving them. 311 Edley, Middleton, Heyman panel (1:14) 427…

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    Internet and Broadband Issues

    Committee members heard testimony from information industry officials about proposed legislation to regulate the Internet. The legislation would assess the impact of regulation that…

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