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    Homeland Security Oversight

    Secretary Janet Napolitano testified at an oversight hearing of the Department of Homeland Security. Many questions focused on Secretary Napolitano’s June 15th memo on deferring…

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    Drug Enforcement Administration Oversight Hearing

    Michele Leonhart testified at an oversight hearing of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Among the topics she addressed were the DEA’s knowledge of the “Fast and…

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    Federal Gun Smuggling Sting Operation, Part 2

    Attorney General Eric Holder testified on the government’s gun smuggling sting “Fast and Furious” operation." The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ran…

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    Federal Gun Smuggling Sting Operation, Part 1

    Attorney General Eric Holder testified on the government’s gun smuggling sting “Fast and Furious” operation." The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ran…

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    Justice Department Oversight, Part 1

    Attorney General Eric Holder testified before the House Judiciary Committee. Topics included the killing of Osama bin Laden, the threat from al-Qaeda, DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act),…

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    Federal Gun Smuggling Sting Operation, Part 3

    Attorney General Eric Holder testified on the government’s gun smuggling sting “Fast and Furious” operation." The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ran…

    6,088 views
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    Justice Department Oversight, Part 2

    Attorney General Eric Holder testified before the House Judiciary Committee. Topics included the killing of Osama bin Laden, the threat from al-Qaeda, DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act),…

    5,915 views
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    State Taxation of Online Shopping

    Retailers and state legislators testified on allowing states to collect sales taxes for online purchases. Much of the hearing centered on the Supreme Court’s 1992 Quill…

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    Justice Department Oversight

    Attorney General Holder testified at a Justice Department oversight hearing. Much of the hearing focused on national security leaks and the government’s “Fast and…

    3,248 views
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    Abortion Funding Ban

    Witnesses testified about proposed legislation that would permanently ban any federal funds or tax cuts from being used for abortions. Witnesses represented both the pro-life and…

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    U.S. Immigration Policy and Enforcement

    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testified at an oversight hearing that focused on her department’s immigration enforcement record.

    2,511 views
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    Express Scripts and Medco Merger

    The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Competition held a hearing examining the proposed merger between pharmacy benefit management companies Express Scripts and Medco Health…

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    National Security Leaks

    Witnesses testified about issues surrounding recent national security leaks to the media, and the options available to investigate and prosecute those responsible. The leaks revealed…

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    Medical Malpractice Liability

    Witnesses testified about the relationship between medical malpractice liability and health care costs. They focused on medical malpractice reform at the federal level, tort reform,…

    1,003 views
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    Executive Branch Regulations and Congressional Oversight

    Legal experts testified on congressional oversight of new executive branch regulations. They focused on a proposal called the “REINS Act.” It would require an up-or-down…

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    Role of Social Security Administrative Law Judges

    Witnesses testified about the productivity of Social Security judges and their ability to close out cases in a timely manner. In 2010, one-fourth of these judges did not meet the…

    496 views
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    Civil Rights Division Oversight

    Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Thomas Perez testified on the Justice Department’s approach to enforcing voting rights laws. Republicans contended that the Justice…

    477 views
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    New York Stock Exchange-Deutsche Boerse Merger

    Witnesses testified on the proposed merger between the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Euronext and Deutsche Boerse companies. Lawrence Leibowitz said the merger would lead to more job…

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    Taxation of Online Retailers

    Witnesses testified on legislation that would require Internet retailers to collect applicable state and local taxes on all their sales. Topics included obstacles to collecting taxes…

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    Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendments Renewal

    Witnesses testified about proposed amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that would extend and expand the government’s ability to collect intelligence, or spy, on…

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