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    Counterterrorism Tactics

    Witnesses testified about counterterrorism tactics and techniques, comparing British and U.S. intelligence and law enforcement methods of surveillance and prosecution of suspected…

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    FBI Technology Modernization

    Director Mueller and Mr. Azmi testified about new technology developed to track criminals. The FBI’s Trilogy information technology program has been brought online, but the…

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    Mine Safety

    Witnesses testified about working conditions and mine safety at coal mines. They focused on several recent mine accidents and incidents, including a deadly accident following and…

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    Pandemic Flu Preparedness

    Witnesses testified about government efforts to prepare for an influenza pandemic at federal, state, and local levels. Assistant Secretary Agwunobi talked about the $3.8 billion…

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    Federal Communications Commission Operations

    Chairman Martin testified about funding, jurisdiction, and operations of the Federal Communications Commission for fiscal year 2006.

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    State Department Operations

    Secretary Rice testifies about the fiscal year 2007 State Department Foreign Operations appropriations and about operations in Iraq. Among the issues she addressed were efforts and…

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    Supplemental Appropriations Conference

    House and Senate conferees meet to propose and vote on various amendments to the proposed fiscal year 2006 emergency war and hurricane relief supplemental appropriations bill.

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    Homeland Security Conference Committee Meeting

    The Homeland Security Subcommittees of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees met in conference on pending legislation. Issues included chemical security, immigration,…

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    Gulf Coast Hurricane Recovery

    The Senate Appropriations Committee held a hearing on Gulf Coast hurricane recovery and reconstruction efforts. State governors testified about the administration’s supplemental…

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    Fiscal Year 2006 Supplemental Appropriations

    The Senate Appropriations Committee held hearings on the president’s fiscal year 2006 request for supplemental appropriations for stabilization and counter-insurgency activities in…

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    Fiscal Year 2007 Defense Appropriations

    The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense held a hearing on the fiscal year 2007 budget for the Defense Department. Secretary Rumsfeld and General Pace testified about military…

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    U.S. VISIT Program

    At a subcommittee hearing officially titled, “United States Entry/Exit Tracking: Is the U.S. Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (U.S. VISIT) Program on Track for…

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    Public Broadcasting Funding

    The Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee heard testimony on funding for Public Broadcasting. PBS executives testified about the uses of public…

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    Capitol Visitor Center

    Witnesses testified on the progress of the construction of the Capitol Visitor Center. Topics included progress made in utility tunnel, health, and safety issues.

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    Taxpayer Privacy Rules Public Comment

    The Internal Revenue Service held a public hearing on proposed regulations to protect the privacy of taxpayers while facilitating electronic tax administration. Representatives of…

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    Fiscal Year 2007 NASA Appropriations

    Mr. Griffin testified about spending requests and programs contained in the 2007 budget for NASA. He talked about proposed space exploration and research missions, research and…

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    Capitol Visitors Center Funding

    The Legislative Branch Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee holds a hearing on the Fiscal Year 2007 budget for the Legislative Branch and funding for the new Capitol Visitors…

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    National Security Strategy

    Mr. Hadley talked about the Bush administration’s continued commitment to a preemptive defense strategy outlined in a National Security Strategy document, required by law, and…

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    Defense Department 2006 Budget

    Witnesses testified about the fiscal year 2006 Defense Department budget. The proposed budget included more money for special forces; nuclear, biological, or chemical protection;…

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    Fiscal Year 2006 Supplemental Appropriations

    Witnesses testified about fiscal year 2006 Supplemental Appropriations for Gulf Coast hurricane recovery and federal reconstruction efforts in the region.

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