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    Social Media and Background Checks

    Federal officials testified at a hearing on the possibility of incorporating information from social media into the federal background check system. The federal government was scheduled to…

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    Taxpayer Advocate Report

    Nina Olson and James Buttonow testified at a hearing on the National Taxpayer Advocate Annual Report to Congress. National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson released the report to Congress on…

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    National Security and Border Threats

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on national security threats at U.S. borders. Witnesses included Ronald Vitiello, the acting chief of the U.S. Border Patrol. Topics included immigration…

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    Drug Control Policy

    Michael Botticelli, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and other federal officials testified at a hearing on the reauthorization of ONDCP and the agency’s…

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    Federal Agency Workforce Ratings

    The heads of various federal agencies testified at a hearing titled, “The Worst Places to Work in the Federal Government.” The witnesses, who represented agencies with the lowest rankings, provided…

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    Government Credit Cards

    Witnesses representing several inspectors general testified on what was being done within their departments and agencies to identify and address the abuse of government-issued credit cards.…

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    Marijuana Policy

    Michael Botticelli testified on the Obama administration’s marijuana policy. The hearing occurred as a number of states had decriminalized or legalized marijuana possession, which were at odds with current…

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    Marijuana and Transportation Safety

    Federal transportation and health officials testified on the risks of driving under the influence of marijuana, and changes to federal transportation policy if marijuana use were legalized. The hearing…

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    Marijuana Policy

    Witnesses testified about the decriminalization of marijuana in the District of Columbia. The hearing focused on possible effects of doing so on local and federal prosecutions. Among they…

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    Identity Theft and Tax Fraud

    Treasury officials testified at a hearing on identity theft-related tax fraud at the IRS, which had grown by 413 percent over the preceding five years. Georgia State Revenue Commissioner…

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