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    Intelligence Reorganization Legislation Mark Up

    The committee marked up intelligence reorganization legislation that responded to recommendations by the September 11 Commission. Many amendments were offered. Some that were…

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    September 11 Commission Report

    The committee reviewed September 11 Commission proposals to reorganize the intelligence community, strengthen U.S. borders, and target terrorist support networks. Chairman Coble…

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    September 11 Commission Report

    Witnesses testified about the use of intelligence information, information gathering techniques, and provisions for terrorism investigations by law enforcement officials. Among the…

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    Protecting Vulnerable Groups from Drugs

    Witnesses testified regarding efforts to protect particularly vulnerable groups, including minors and recovering addicts, from drug dealers. The committee was considering legislation…

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    Judicial Administration Reauthorization

    The subcommittee heard testimony from Supreme Court Justices Scalia and Breyer. Both men once served on the Administrative Conference of the United States, a group that sought to…

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    Foreign Passport Biometric Identifiers

    Secretary Powell and Secretary Ridge testified about security concerns and foreign passports. The focus of the testimony was on a request to extend the deadline for biometric…

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    Supreme Court Budget

    Justices Kennedy and Thomas presented the U.S. Supreme Court budget with details of their requests such as more staff positions, improved Internet access and other items. They also…

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    Presidential Politics

    From Milwaukee, Mr. Gilbert discussed the Wisconsin Democratic presidential debate, in which he participated Sunday night, and the primary to be held Tuesday. Video clips from the…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments. A scene was shown from Frankfort, Kentucky where the C-SPAN School Bus was the previous day displaying some of C-SPAN’s educational…

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    Presidential Politics

    The guests spoke from The Hotline newsroom about the previous night’s Democratic presidential debate in Wisconsin and other aspects of the campaigns. Video clips of the debate…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments.

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    Privacy and Homeland Security

    Witnesses testified about protecting privacy while maintaining an effective counterterrorism policy. Among the issues they addressed were the maintenance of private information by the…

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    Ninth Circuit Court Reorganization

    The subcommittee heard testimony on legislation to split up the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The Ninth Circuit is currently the largest of the federal appeals circuits,…

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    Business Competition in College Athletics

    The witnesses testified about NCAA bowl championship series. The committee is examining whether these series have anti-trust implications because of the domination by certain elite…

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    Terrorist Threat Integration Center

    Witnesses testified about the mission and operations of the Terrorist Threat Integration Center. Among the topics they addressed were information sharing procedures, protecting civil…

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    Immigration and Asylum Issues

    Witnesses testified about the use and misuse of an international treaty against torture that allowed foreign nationals who commit crimes to remain in the U.S. if the can claim that they…

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    Terrorism and War-Time Hoaxes

    Witnesses testified about legislation making efforts to mislead authorities with false information about terrorist attacks or harm to military members a felony offense. Among the…

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    Unborn Victims of Violence Act

    Witnesses testified about potential legislation that would make violence against an unborn child a separate crime during the commission of a federal offense.

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    Unsolicited Electronic Mail

    Witnesses testified about proposed legislation to regulate unsolicited commercial electronic mail known as spam. Among the issues they addressed were ways to allow legitimate…

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    Illegal Immigrant Smuggling

    Witnesses testified about smuggling illegal immigrants, the levels of illegal smuggling, and the dangers posed to human life by smuggling efforts. They also talked about several…

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