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    Gun Liability

    Witnesses testified about gun liability legislation. The bill under consideration, H.R. 1036, the “Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act", was designed "to prohibit civil…

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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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    Child Pornography and Abduction Prevention

    Witnesses testified about ways to combat child pornography and prevent child abductions.

    The first approximately five minutes of opening statements are not included.

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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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    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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    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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    Lawsuits Against the Food Industry

    Legal, food industry, and consumer experts testified for and against the Personal Responsibility and Food Consumption Act, legislation that would prevent certain frivolous lawsuits against…

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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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    Justice Department Operations

    Attorney General Ashcroft testified about Justice Department procedures and operations. Among the topics he addressed were procedures authorized under the USA Patriot Act, the…

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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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    Satellite Service and Video Distribution

    Witnesses testified about the state of competition in the direct satellite television broadcast industry. Among the topics they addressed were acquisition of distribution companies,…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Monitoring Foreign Students

    Witnesses testified about a system to monitor foreign students in the United States. The discovery that several of the September 11 hijackers entered the United States on student visas…

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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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    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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    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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