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  • SameSex Marriage
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    Same-Sex Marriage

    Committee members heard testimony concerning the Defense of Marriage Act from activists, state legislators and others. They testified about whether marriage should be defined as the union…

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  • Lobbying Accountability and Transparency
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    Lobbying Accountability and Transparency

    Witnesses testified about H.R. 4975, the Lobbying Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006. Topics included tightening restrictions on gifts members of Congress may accept, requiring…

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  • September 11 Commission Report
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    September 11 Commission Report

    Witnesses testified about the use of intelligence information, information gathering techniques, and provisions for terrorism investigations by law enforcement officials. Among the issues…

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  • Unborn Victims of Violence Act
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    Unborn Victims of Violence Act

    Witnesses testified about potential legislation that would make violence against an unborn child a separate crime during the commission of a federal offense.

    158 views
  • Presidential Pardon Process
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    Presidential Pardon Process

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  • Presidential Requirement Amendment
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    Presidential Requirement Amendment

    Committee members heard testimony on H.J.Res. 88, a proposed amendment to the Constitution that would allow a person who has been a United States citizen for 20 years to be eligible for the office of…

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  • Amending the Americans With Disabilities Act
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    Amending the Americans With Disabilities Act

    Committee members heard testimony about an amendment to the Americans with Disabilities Act that would require notification of noncompliance before initiation of litigation.

    167 views
  • Historical Impeachment Review Pt 3
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    Historical Impeachment Review, Pt. 3

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from a second panel of legal experts on the history and interpretation of impeachment.

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  • Historical Impeachment Review Pt 1
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    Historical Impeachment Review, Pt. 1

    The subcommittee heard opening statements from legal experts and historians on the interpretation and history of impeachment in the U.S. During his statement, subcommittee member Rep.…

    217 views
  • Historical Impeachment Review Pt 2
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    Historical Impeachment Review, Pt. 2

    Subcommittee members questioned legal experts and historians about the history and interpretation of impeachment.

    93 views
  • Civil Rights Division Oversight
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    Civil Rights Division Oversight

    Subcomittee members heard testimony regarding the civil rights division of the Justice Department. Justice Department officials and civil rights advocates talked about the activities of the…

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  • Justice Department Civil Rights Division
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    Justice Department Civil Rights Division

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from Acting Assistant Attorney General Lee and legal experts regarding the civil rights division of the Justice Department. They talked about civil…

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  • US Commission on Civil Rights Oversight
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    U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Oversight

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from several civil rights experts on the operations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Earlier this month, the General Accounting Office called for…

    58 views
  • Late Term Abortion Ban
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    Late Term Abortion Ban

    Members heard testimony concerning the need for and execution of a certain type of abortion procedure. This hearing was held partially in response to the admission by a pro-choice advocate…

    280 views
  • Free Speech and Campaign Finance Reform
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    Free Speech and Campaign Finance Reform

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from members of Congress and, constitutional law experts and others concerning the relationship between freedom of speech and campaign finance reform.…

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  • Assisted Suicide Issues
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    Assisted Suicide Issues

    Committee members heard testimony from medical and legal professionals and caregivers concerning the advisability and constitutionality of assisted suicide and how it would change the…

    190 views
  • Bilingual Voting Requirements Repeal
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    Bilingual Voting Requirements Repeal

    The subcommittee heard testimony from members of Congress, legal experts and others on H.R. 351, a proposal to repeal current laws mandating that all registration and voting materials be…

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  • Government Ethics and Lobbying Reform
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    Government Ethics and Lobbying Reform

    The subcommittee heard testimony on proposed legislation which would reform lobbying regulations.

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  • Equal Opportunity Act of 1995
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    Equal Opportunity Act of 1995

    Committee members heard testimony from other members of Congress, legal scholars and public interest advocates concerning the Equal Opportunity Act of 1995. The legislation would end…

    97 views
  • Lobbying Disclosure Reform
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    Lobbying Disclosure Reform

    The subcommittee heard testimony from the bipartisan team which has proposed legislation to reform lobbying regulations. In the next panel, representatives of trade associations, businesses…

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