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    Weapons of Mass Destruction Report

    Members of the Commission on Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction, Proliferation and Terrorism, testified about the findings and recommendations in their final report, World at Risk.…

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    Hurricane Recovery Efforts

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee on disaster recovery held a hearing on hurricanes Ike and Gustav. In the first panel, mayors of the cities of…

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    Energy and National Security

    Witnesses at a hearing on multi-purpose energy initiatives testified about U.S. oil consumption, reliance on foreign sources of fuel, as well as planning and building a better…

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    National Archives Operations

    A hearing was held on the challenges faced by the National Archives in preserving the nation’s history. Topics included the upcoming presidential transition, maintenance and…

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    REAL ID Act and Travel

    A hearing was held on the impact of implementating the REAL ID Act and the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. The REAL ID Act established standards and criteria for documents such…

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    Intelligence Oversight

    Witnessed testified about ways to improve oversight of the intelligence community (IC) as the Director of National Intelligence prepares to implement significant government-wide management…

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    Improving Electronic Government

    Witnesses testified about improving access to federal government on the Internet. Topics included re-authorization of the E-Government Act of 2002, federal achievements since passage…

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    Homeland Security Nominations

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on the nominations of Jeffrey Runge to be Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at…

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    Credit Card Practices

    Consumers and credit industry officials testified about business practices by the credit card industry such as setting interest rates without regard to payment histories, the formulation…

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    Border Protection Personnel

    Witnesses testified about the results of a Government Accountability report on border security, the need for more border patrol agents, weaknesses and gaps in border crossing inspections,…

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    Counterterrorism and Law Enforcement

    Police administrators from across the U.S. testified about anti-terrorism efforts in their local law-enforcement agencies. Topics included Islamic extremism bred in the U.S.,…

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    Federal Terrorist Watch List

    Witnesses testified in continuing oversight hearings on Department of Homeland Security programs created since the September 11 attacks, in this case the Federal Terrorist Watch…

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    Bioterrorism Response

    Witnesses testified about threats of bioterrorism and measures implemented to reduce risks and protect civilian populations. Among the topics they addressed were policies implemented…

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    Port Security Legislation

    Witnesses testified about progress in the requirements of the Security and Accountability for Every (SAFE) Port Act since the law was enacted a year ago. Topics included shipping…

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    Homeland Security Nomination Hearing

    Assistant Secretary Myers testified about her nomination by President Bush to continue as assistant secretary for U.S. Immigration and Customs in the Department of Homeland…

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    Terrorist Threats Six Years After September 11

    Officials testified about confronting the terrorist threat to the U.S. six years after the September 11, 2001 attacks. They examined the efforts of key intelligence agencies to prevent…

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    Gulf Coast Rebuilding Program

    Witnesses testified about Federal Emergency Management Agency operations, continuing recovery efforts along the Gulf Coast, and obstacles in the construction assistance application process…

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    Gulf Coast Housing Program

    The subcommittee held an oversight hearing to investigate problems, including a potential $3 billion budget shortfall, in the “Road Home” housing program developed for South…

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    College Campus Safety

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the best methods by which school administrators, campus public safety officers, and mental health counselors could prevent, prepare for, and respond to…

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    Gulf Coast Recovery

    The Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Disaster Recovery heard testimony on government accountability in the Gulf Coast recovery and removing obstacles to the recovery effort. The witnesses…

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