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    Terrorism in the United States

    In the wake of the Oklahoma City bombing, committee members heard testimony from various federal law enforcement officials concerning how to combat domestic terrorism. Yesterday, President…

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    Border Security

    At a hearing titled “Strengthening Enforcement and Border Security: The 9/11 Commission Staff Report on Terrorist Travel,” witnesses testified about enforcement of existing anti-terrorism…

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    Border Security Technology

    Witnesses testified about border security, technology to monitor border crossings, and implementing homeland security measures to protect against terrorist attack.

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    Terrorism Task Force Report

    The subcommittee and witnesses talked about homeland security.

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    Implementation of Anti-Terrorism Laws

    Witnesses testified about the implementation and effectiveness of anti-terrorism measures, and specifically about the USA Patriot act and the Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform…

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    AMBER Alert Abduction Information System

    Witnesses testified about the AMBER alert system which is used to enlist public help in searching for abducted children. Among the topics they addressed were the effectiveness of state and…

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    Illegal Drugs and Global Terrorism

    Witnesses testified about the connections between the drug trade and terrorism. Among the issues they addressed were funding terrorist operations through drug trafficking, anti-drug efforts…

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    Security of Germs and Toxins

    Government officials and policy experts testified about the new threat of germs and toxins as terrorist weapons in the U.S. and about the security of the laboratories that currently work…

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    Identity Theft

    Witnesses testified about the effectiveness and implementation of laws protecting the public from the theft of personal information, such as a Social Security number, credit card number or…

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    Data Encryption Standards

    Subcommittee members heard testimony concerning standards for data encryption. Members are considering a bill that regulates how much encryption companies can use to protect classified…

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    Olympic Park Bombing Media Leaks

    Committee members heard testimony concerning the relationship between law enforcement and the media, especially concerning the Atlanta Olympic Park bombing investigation. The focus was on the treatment…

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    Ruby Ridge Investigation Day 14

    In the final day of hearings on the Ruby Ridge shootout, FBI Director Freeh described the incident as “a series of terribly flawed law enforcement operations.”

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    Ruby Ridge Investigation Day 13 Part 2

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    Ruby Ridge Investigation Day 13 Part 1

    The subcommittee heard testimony about the Ruby Ridge, Idaho shootout.

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    Ruby Ridge Investigation Day 11 Part 2

    Committee members heard testimony from two Justice Department officials who were involved with the internal investigation into the incident in which a member of the hostage resuce team…

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    Ruby Ridge Investigation Day 11 Part 1

    Committee members heard testimony from Kevin Harris, a close friend of Mr. Weaver who was present at the house when the standoff began. He insisted that Ms. Weaver should not have been shot…

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    Ruby Ridge Investigation Day 10

    The subcommittee heard testimony from former Justice Department officials on their investigations into the Ruby Ridge incident.

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    Ruby Ridge Investigation Day 9

    FBI administrators testified about their roles in the Ruby Ridge incident. Mr. Potts was suspended after the incident.

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    Ruby Ridge Investigation Day 8

    Agent Matthews testified about a discredited internal disciplinary report he wrote about the Ruby Ridge shootout. He blamed agents at the scene for the shortcomings of the operation. Mr.…

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    Ruby Ridge Investigation Day 7

    FBI agents and negotiators testified on the rules of engagement, or special shooting rules, concerning the Ruby Ridge incident. Mr. Glenn, who was commander during the Ruby Ridge incident,…

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