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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for morning business until 2 p.m. The time from 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. was designated for speeches by and regarding retiring Senators. At 2 p.m., the Senate resumed…

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  • Homeland Security Threats and Response
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    Homeland Security Threats and Response

    Secretary Janet Napolitano, FBI Associate Deputy Director Kevin Perkins, and National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) Director Matthew Olsen testified in an annual hearing on security…

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  • Homeland Security Operations
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    Homeland Security Operations

    Witnesses testified about the performance and operations of the Department of Homeland Security in its first years, as well as the future role of the department. among the topics they…

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  • Senate Session Part 2
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    At 2:15pm, the Senate will take a roll call vote on the motion to proceed to S J Res 36. If the motion is defeated, there will likely be several roll call votes related to S 1789, the…

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    The convened and resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to S.1925, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act.

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  • Cyber Security Act of 2012
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    Cyber Security Act of 2012

    Witnesses testified on the Cyber Security Act of 2012, bipartisan legislation that would give the Homeland Security Department power to identify vulnerabilities and set regulations…

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  • Defense Department 2013 Budget Request
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    Defense Department 2013 Budget Request

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey testified on the 2013 military budget. Secretary Panetta defended proposed cuts of $487 billion over the…

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  • US Postal System Overhaul Part 1
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    U.S. Postal System Overhaul, Part 1

    The Senate Homeland Security Committee marked up legislation written to deal with the financial problems of the U.S. Postal Service. Members focused on the proposed 5-day work week and the…

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  • US Postal Service Overhaul Part 2
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    U.S. Postal Service Overhaul, Part 2

    The Senate Homeland Security Committee marked up legislation written to deal with the financial problems of the U.S. Postal Service. Members focused on the proposed 5-day work week and the…

    750 views
  • Aviation Security
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    Aviation Security

    Witnesses testified on changes in airline security operations and policy in the ten years since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Among the issues they addressed were the pilot…

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  • Joint Chiefs Expansion Proposal
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    Joint Chiefs Expansion Proposal

    Defense Department officials testified on adding the National Guard bureau chief to the Joint Chiefs Staff.

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  • US Bioterrorism Threats
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    U.S. Bioterrorism Threats

    Witnesses testified about bioterror threats and government policy and operations in responding to the threats. A recent report by the WMD Terrorism Research Center had given the U.S. mostly…

    720 views
  • Homeland Security Since September 11 Terrorist Attacks
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    Homeland Security Since September 11 Terrorist Attacks

    Officials testified about homeland security since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Among the topics they addressed were threats of home-grown terrorism, cyber security issues, al-Qaida operations and…

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  • Tenth Anniversary of September 11 Attacks
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    Tenth Anniversary of September 11 Attacks

    The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committed held a hearing on the challenges facing the Homeland Security Department, and the successes and reforms since September 11,…

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  • US Postal Service Finances Panel 1
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    U.S. Postal Service Finances, Panel 1

    Witnesses testified about the Postal Service’s financial difficulties. They presented proposals to fix the Postal Service’s money problems, and took questions from the Committee.

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  • US Senators Condemn 911 Terrorist Attacks 2001
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    Senate Session

    Senators delivered speeches regarding the terrorist attacks that occurred the day before, on September 11th, 2001. They issued a joint-resolution condemning the terrorist attack.

    1,115 views
  • Military Nominations
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    Military Nominations

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a confirmation hearing for Joint Chiefs of Staff vice chair, Army chief of staff, and the head of the U.S. Transportation Command. Among the topics…

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  • Diabetes Research
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    Diabetes Research

    Witnesses testified on type 1 diabetes research and its impact on children. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was in draft stages of guidance on the development of an artificial…

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  • Secretary of Defense Confirmation Hearing
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    Secretary of Defense Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a confirmation hearing for CIA Director Leon Panetta to become secretary of Defense. Among the topics he addressed were troop withdrawal and transfer of…

    2,240 views
  • Counterterrorism and Homeland Security
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    Counterterrorism and Homeland Security

    Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton testified about implementing the September 11th commission’s recommendations and the national security gaps that still remained. Chairman Kean warned that homegrown…

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