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    Federal Criminal Code

    The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations held a hearing of its Over-Criminalization Task Force. The task force was created in 2013…

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    Domestic Use of Drones

    Policy and technology experts testified on the use of unmanned aerial systems, commonly known as drones, for domestic law enforcement and surveillance.

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    Electronic Privacy Act

    Congress created guidelines for government electronic surveillance with the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 (ECPA). A House Judiciary Subcommittee examined ways to adapt ECPA…

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    National Security Leaks

    Witnesses testified about issues surrounding recent national security leaks to the media, and the options available to investigate and prosecute those responsible. The leaks revealed…

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    Drug Enforcement Administration Oversight Hearing

    Michele Leonhart testified at an oversight hearing of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Among the topics she addressed were the DEA’s knowledge of the “Fast and…

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    Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendments Renewal

    Witnesses testified about proposed amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that would extend and expand the government’s ability to collect intelligence, or spy, on…

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    Data Retention and Internet Crimes

    Witnesses testified about a proposal which would require Internet providers to retain information on all Internet users in an effort to stop child pornography and other crimes. Deputy…

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    Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking

    Witnesses testified on the commercial sexual exploitation of American children within U.S. borders, and their subsequent rescue and rehabilitation. A panel of congressmen testified…

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    Oversight Of Secret Service

    Mark J. Sullivan testified about U.S. Secret Service operations. Among the topics included were presidential and dignitary protection operations, and efforts to prevent counterfeiting…

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    Fraud Against Senior Citizens

    Witnesses testified about enforcement of the Senior Financial Empowerment Act of 2009. They addressed issues pertaining to mail, telemarketing and Internet fraud targeting seniors.

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    Crime Victims' Rights Act

    Justice Department officials and experts testified about the Crime Victims Rights Act of 2004 and urged lawmakers to increase funding for state and federal measures to benefit victims of…

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    Online Sales of Prescription Drugs

    A hearing was held to examine the increasing use of prescription controlled substances by teenagers and others for non-medical purposes, which has been exacerbated by the ease of obtaining…

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    Federal Cocaine Sentencing Laws

    Witnesses testified about federal mandatory minimum laws for crack cocaine. Under current federal law it takes 100 times more powder cocaine than crack to trigger the five- and…

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    Protecting Americans Working in Iraq

    Witnesses testified about the enforcement of federal criminal law to protect Americans working for U.S. contractors in Iraq.  Rep. Ted Poe testified as the founder of the…

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    Privacy and Cybercrime Enforcement

    Witnesses testified about preventing identity theft and other Internet crimes, and about the Privacy and Cybercrime Act of 2007. The legislation was introduced by…

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    Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes

    At a joint hearing on the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act, witnesses testified about proposals to establish an Unsolved Crimes Section in the Civil Rights Division of the…

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    Warrantless Wiretapping

    Witnesses testified about H.R. 5825, the Electronic Surveillance Modernization Act. This legislation limits warrantless surveillance to 60 days unless the president goes to Congress to…

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    Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

    The witnesses testified about legislative proposals to update the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Topics included rules for domestic and foreign intelligence gathering,…

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    Federal Prison Industries

    The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security held a hearing on private sector competition for prison work contracts. Witnesses testified about the…

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    Death Penalty Procedures

    Witnesses testified about the death penalty and proposed legislation such as H.R. 3060, the Terrorist Penalties Act of 2005; and H.R. 3035, the Streamlined Procedures Act which reforms…

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