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    September 11 Victim Compensation Fund Reauthorization

    A House Judiciary subcommittee held a hearing on reauthorizing the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. Among the witnesses were several first responders and survivors suffering from 9/11-related illnesses. Also providing testimony was comedian Jon Stewart, a longtime advocate for 9/11 responders and survivors. Mr. Stewart in his opening statement commented on the small number of the committee’s 41 members in attendance. The Victim Compensation Fund was reauthorized in 2015 but was set to expire in December 2020 without congressional action.

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    Russian Interference in 2016 Election, Part 2

    Former Obama administration U.S. Cyber Command Commander Keith Alexander and two other cyber experts testified at a hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and its capabilities to influence elections in other Western democracies. General Alexander said the time is now for the U.S. to formulate a comprehensive cyber strategy and rules of engagement given Russia’s demonstrated capabilities. During the hearing Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), a 2016 presidential candidate, confirmed his campaign was targeted by hackers in Russia.

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    Russian and 2016 Elections, Part 1

    The Senate Intelligence Committee heard testimony from witnesses on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and its capabilities to influence elections in other Western democracies. Clinton Watts, a former FBI special agent with the Joint Terrorism Task Force, detailed how he was hacked by Russia and how Russia was able to interfere in the 2016 elections through various online mechanisms. Other experts who testified cited other instances of Russian interference in democratic elections.

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