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    Border Security

    Officials from the Homeland Security, Health and Human Services, Justice, and State Departments testified on actions their agencies were taking in response to the influx of unaccompanied…

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    Sexual Assault on College Campuses

    Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) held the third of a series of roundtable discussions on combating rape and sexual assaults on college campuses. This meeting focused on Title IX of…

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    High-Speed Stock Transactions and Insider Trading

    Witnesses testified on stock market conflicts of interest in high-frequency trading practices, and their impact on consumer confidence. Committee Chair Carl Levin (D-MI) in his opening…

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    Radiological Material Security

    Witnesses testified about the security of radiological materials that can be used by terrorists to construct what are commonly known as “dirty bombs.” Witnesses included…

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    Border Security

    The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs held a hearing on the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act of 2013, which addressed U.S. border security reforms and rates of pay for…

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    First Responder Wildfire Training

    Witnesses testified on the training and resources available to firefighters and first responders in communities threatened by wildfires. Mayor Navarre testified by remote video from…

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    Port Security

    Transportation, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and Coast Guard officials testified at a hearing on U.S. port security. They gave updates on their individual agencies and…

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    Sexual Assault on College Campuses

    Sexual assault advocacy organization leaders, student victims, and campus safety officials spoke at a roundtable discussion on the effectiveness of the Clery Act and the Campus Sexual…

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    Campus Sexual Assault

    Sexual assault victims, campus safety and sexual assault experts, and sexual assault advocacy organization leaders were part of the first of several roundtable discussions on combating rape…

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    Online Advertising and Consumer Security

    Witnesses testified at a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Permanent Investigations hearing on online advertising and its impact on consumer security and data…

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    Defense Department Financial Management

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing about improving financial management at the Department of Defense. Military officials from…

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    Intelligence Sharing

    Inspectors general from the Homeland Security and Justice Departments and the CIA testified about system failures in intelligence and information sharing leading up to the Boston Marathon…

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    Caterpillar's Offshore Tax Strategies

    Law professors, tax experts, and executives from Caterpillar testified on the offshore tax strategies of the Peoria, Illinois, manufacturing company. In his opening remarks…

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    Federal Government Management

    Management consultants and representatives from government watchdog groups testified at a hearing on practices the federal government might use to improve efficiency and save money.

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    Whistleblowers and Hanford Nuclear Site, Managers Panel

    Energy Department officials and executives from URS Corporation and Bechtel National testified at a hearing assessing the safety concerns and recent reports of whistleblower retaliation at…

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    Whistleblowers and Hanford Nuclear Site, Former Employees Panel

    Whistleblowers who were fired after reporting nuclear safety issues at the Hanford Waste Treatment Plant in Washington state told their personal stories to the chair and ranking member of a…

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    Offshore Bank Accounts

    Witnesses from a Swiss bank and the U.S. Department of Justice testified on efforts to collect unpaid taxes from offshore bank accounts.

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    Extreme Weather Preparedness

    Witnesses testified on the impact at the federal and state level of extreme weather conditions that many parts of the country were experiencing. Among the topics they addressed were…

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    Postal Service Reform Bill Markup

    Members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee marked up legislation to reform the U.S. Postal Service and get it out of debt. Following a lengthy debate…

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    Postal Reform Act Markup

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a markup hearing on the Postal Service Reform Act. The intent of the bill was to get the U.S. Postal Service out of…

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