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  • Impact of Illegal Immigration
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    Impact of Illegal Immigration

    The committee held a field hearing in the San Diego Administration Building on the topic, “Porous Borders and Downstream Costs: The Impact of Illegal Immigration on State, County and Local…

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  • Sectarian Violence in Iraq Day 1
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    Sectarian Violence in Iraq, Day 1

    The House Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations held a hearing on the topic, “What Will it Take to Achieve National Reconciliation?” Mr. Satterfield testified…

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  • Sectarian Violence in Iraq Day 2
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    Sectarian Violence in Iraq, Day 2

    The House Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations holds a hearing on the topic “What Are the Consequences of Leaving Iraq?” Fouad Ajami testified…

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  • Future of Iraq
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    Future of Iraq

    A hearing was held to discuss the prospects for democracy and civil war in Iraq.

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  • Hurricane Katrina Response
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    Hurricane Katrina Response

    The House Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Management, Finance, and Accountability held a hearing on prevention of fraud, waste, and abuse and lessons learned in the aftermath…

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  • Policing Capitol Sites
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    Policing Capitol Sites

    Representatives of various law enforcement agencies responsible for protecting federal facilities in the nation’s capital testified about the coordination of their activities as well as…

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  • Prescription Drug Abuse
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    Prescription Drug Abuse

    Witnesses testified about prescription drug abuse, access to prescription drugs through physicians, the Internet, and patients, as well as the extent of the problem in the U.S. They also…

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  • Military Equipment and Property Management
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    Military Equipment and Property Management

    Witnesses testified about management of sensitive military property and equipment which had been sold rather than destroyed. Among the issues they addressed were the undercover…

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  • Cost Estimates of Global War on Terrorism
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    Cost Estimates of Global War on Terrorism

    The Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats, and International Relations held an oversight hearing to examine the accuracy and reliability of cost projections…

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  • US Policy Toward Iraq
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    U.S. Policy Toward Iraq

    A hearing on evolving a national strategy for victory in Iraq focused on a recent Government Accountability Office report critical of several aspects of the Bush administration’s Iraq…

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  • National Electricity System
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    National Electricity System

    Witnesses testified about the reliability of the national electrical grid and the operation of the energy delivery infrastructure. They also talked about pricing, output levels, and…

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  • Sexual Misconduct in the Military
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    Sexual Misconduct in the Military

    Subcommittee members heard testimony about sexual assault and violence against women in the military and at the military academies. Witnesses in the first panel talked about sexual assault,…

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  • Airline Passenger Baggage Screening
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    Airline Passenger Baggage Screening

    A representative of the Transportation Security Administration and managers of Washington, DC area airports testified about alternative baggage screening systems, airport waiting times,…

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  • Synthetic Drug Control Strategy
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    Synthetic Drug Control Strategy

    The committee held a hearing to evaluate the administration’s first Synthetic Drug Control Strategy, which was released on June 1, 2006, by the White House Office of National Drug Control…

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  • Private Security Firms in Iraq
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    Private Security Firms in Iraq

    Witnesses testified about private security company operations in Iraq. Among the topics they addressed were the missions assigned to private security contractors, standards for protection…

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  • Civil Liberties and National Security Needs
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    Civil Liberties and National Security Needs

    A hearing was held on balancing civil liberties with national security needs. Witnesses examined the implementation of the September 11 Commission recommendations. Members of the White…

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  • Drug Enforcement Programs
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    Drug Enforcement Programs

    Witnesses testified about whether federal, state and local cooperation in controlling drug trafficking was being jeopardized by proposed budget cuts. Topics included the Edward Byrne…

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  • Office of Government Ethics Reauthorization
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    Office of Government Ethics Reauthorization

    The Government Reform Subcommitee on Federal Workforce and Agency Organization held a hearing on reauthorizing the Office of Government Ethics through fiscal year 2011.

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  • RU486 Health and Safety Standards
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    RU-486 Health and Safety Standards

    Witnesses testified about the safety record of the abortion-inducing drug RU-486 and standards for women’s health applied in the drug approval process. The Food and Drug Administration had…

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  • United Nations Sanctions
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    United Nations Sanctions

    Witnesses continued testimony about United Nations sanctions after the oil-for-food program, including the significance of sanctions and whether and how they will work. Topics included the…

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