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    Refugee Resettlement

    Obama administration officials testified at a hearing on the Fiscal Year 2017 Refugee Resettlement Program that would increase the number of Syrian refugees allowed in the U.S. Topics…

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    Internet Governance

    Officials from private technology companies testified at a hearing on the implications of the Obama administration’s proposal to relinquish oversight of the Internet domain name system to…

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    Financial Exploitation of Elderly Americans

    Federal and state officials testified at a hearing on financial exploitation of elderly Americans from financial exploitation. They focused on actions being taken to address the problem and…

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    Judiciary: Crime and Terrorism

    Hearings to examine researching the potential medical benefits and risks of marijuana.

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    Debate on "Radical Islam" and Terrorism

    A Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts convened a hearing on the use of the term “radical islam” in government documents and…

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    Opioid Abuse Legislation

    A House-Senate conference committee met to consider a bill addressing opioid abuse treatment and prevention. S.524, the “Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016,” would authorize…

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    Child Sex Trafficking

    Jill Steinberg, with the Justice Department, and the Government Accountability Office’s Greta Goodwin testified at a hearing on the implementation of the Justice for Victims of Trafficking…

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    Homeland Security Operations

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on his department’s counterterrorism efforts and recent terrorist attacks including the June 12,…

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    Synthetic Drug Use

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the increasing use of synthetic drugs that mimic the effects of illegal narcotics. Federal, state, and local law enforcement officials…

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    Holocaust Art Recovery Act

    Witnesses testified at a joint hearing of two Senate Judiciary subcommittees. The hearing concerned the Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery Act, which deals with adjusting the statutes of…

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    Temporary Foreign Workers Program

    Trade union leaders, immigration policy experts and economists testified at a hearing on the impact of the H-2B Temporary Foreign Worker Program on the labor market. The H-2B visa program…

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    Federal Communications Commission Privacy Rules

    Federal Communications Commission Chair Thomas Wheeler testified at a hearing on the FCC’s proposed privacy rules for internet service providers. Chair Wheeler defended the proposed rules,…

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    Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, National Security and Privacy

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Amendments Act, which was up for reauthorization in 2017. Former national security and…

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    Judiciary: Immigration and the National Interest

    Hearings to examine the Administration’s immigration policies.

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    Senators Announce New Provisions & Cosponsors to Bipartisan Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act

    Business meeting to consider S.247, to amend section 349 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to deem specified activities in support of terrorism as renunciation of United States…

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    Judiciary: Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights

    Hearings to examine Section 5, focusing on methods of competition.

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    Justice Department Oversight Hearing

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch testified at a Justice Department oversight hearing. Much of the hearing focused on the FBI’s demand that Apple help unlock an iPhone used by one of the…

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    Judiciary: Immigration and the National Interest

    Hearings to examine the impact of immigration on United States workers.

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    Senate Judiciary Committee Business Meeting

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a business meeting on whether to hold a hearing on a Supreme Court justice nomination to replace Justice Antonin Scalia. Committee Chair Chuck Grassley (R-IA)…

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