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    Gun Control Legislation Markup

    The Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill on gun trafficking largely along party lines. The legislation would toughen penalties for those who buy guns for people who cannot legally…

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    Gun Violence Prevention

    Advocates for and against stricter gun-control laws testified at a hearing on gun violence prevention. The hearing was held in part in reaction to the December 2012 elementary school…

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    Justice Department Oversight

    Attorney General Eric Holder testified at a Justice Department oversight hearing. Both Republicans and Democrats pressed Mr. Holder on a Justice Department memo regarding the use…

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    Gun Violence Reduction Proposals

    Attorneys and victims of gun violence testified on proposals to reduce gun violence, such as universal background checks on gun buyers, banning assault weapons and limiting high capacity…

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    Oversight of Surveillance Agencies

    Leaders from the National Security Agency (NSA), FBI, and the Justice Department testified at an oversight hearing of government surveillance entities. Among the topics they addressed…

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    State and Federal Marijuana Laws

    Witnesses testified about conflicts between state and federal law regarding the use, sale and distribution of marijuana, particularly for medicinal purposes. Deputy Attorney General…

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    Immigration Policy, Secretary Napolitano Testimony

    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testified in the third of a series of Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on comprehensive immigration reform legislation. In her testimony…

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    Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

    National security and intelligence officials as well as legal scholars testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the National Security Agency’s surveillance…

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    Targeted Killing of Terrorist Suspects Overseas

    Military and policy experts testified on the the constitutional and statutory authority for targeted killings with aerial drones of American terrorist suspects overseas. In his opening…

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    Assault Weapons Ban

    Witnesses testified on a proposed assault weapons ban introduced by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) that would prohibit the sale, transfer, importation and manufacturing of…

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    Aerial Drone Use in the U.S.

    Law enforcement, legal, and industry experts testified on the domestic use of unpiloted aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, by law enforcement and intelligence agencies.

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    Immigration Legislation Markup, Day 5, Part 3

    Senate Judiciary Committee Members met for the fifth day of markup on the immigration reform bill, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act. This…

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    Government Surveillance Programs and Privacy

    Deputy heads from the FBI, National Security Agency, (NSA) and Justice Department testified on the Obama administration’s use of the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to…

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    Stand Your Ground Laws, Panel 1

    Representatives Marcia Fudge (D-OH), Luis Gutierrez (D-IL). and Louie Gohmert (R-TX) testified on “stand your ground” self-protection laws. At the time 30 states had some…

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    Immigration Policy for Agriculture and Labor

    Agriculture and labor interest representatives testified at the second in a series of Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on immigration reform.*Topics included worker visas, border…

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    Federal Prisons and Sentencing

    The director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons testified on ways to reduce prison system costs incurred by repeat offenders. The second panel included state officials and experts on the…

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    Federal Bureau of Investigation Operations and NSA Surveillance Programs

    FBI Director Robert Mueller testified at an oversight hearing of the Federal Bureau of Investigation which focused on National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programs. In his…

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    FBI Director Nomination Hearing

    James Comey testified about his nomination to become the director of the FBI.*Among the issues he addressed were the use of water-boarding in interrogations, National Security Agency (NSA)…

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    Immigration Policy

    Officials testified about Department of Homeland Security efforts on immigration and spoke about the president’s vision for reform. During the hearing the subject of the Boston…

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    Immigration Reform Markup, Day 2, Morning Session

    The Senate Judiciary Committee met to mark up the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act, S. 744, focusing on reforming the rules for highly skilled and…

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