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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Credit Card Practices

    Witnesses testified about banking industry practices, credit card fees and interest rates, problems associated with consumer debt, and solicitation of consumers by banks. The hearing…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    September 11 Commission Recommendations

    Witnesses testified about full implementation of recommendations of the September 11 Commission on Terrorist Attacks, enacting provisions aimed at improving domestic security, enforcement…

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    Transportation Security Administration Personnel System

    Witnesses testified about employee rights and the personnel management system at the Transportation Security Administration. Among the topics they addressed were employment agreements…

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    Federal Personal Identification

    Witnesses testified on efforts to establish minimum standards for state-issued drivers' licenses and identification cards in compliance with the REAL ID Act of 2005.

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    Islamic Radicalism in the U.S.

    Witnesses testified about the threat of Islamic radicalism and potential terrorist actions within the United States. Among the issues addressed were threats emerging from groups based…

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