309Apr 2, 2003
Witnesses testified about gun liability legislation. The bill under consideration, H.R. 1036, the “Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act", was designed "to prohibit civil liability ...
142Aug 23, 2004
September 11 Commission Report
The committee reviewed September 11 Commission proposals to reorganize the intelligence community, strengthen U.S. borders, and target terrorist support networks. Chairman Coble outlined the ...
90Aug 20, 2004
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 they ...
77May 20, 2004
Judicial Administration Reauthorization
The subcommittee heard testimony from Supreme Court Justices Scalia and Breyer. Both men once served on the Administrative Conference of the United States, a group that sought to streamline ...
63Mar 11, 2003
Child Pornography and Abduction Prevention
Witnesses testified about ways to combat child pornography and prevent child abductions.
The first approximately five minutes of opening statements are not included.
56Jun 19, 2003
Lawsuits Against the Food Industry
Legal, food industry, and consumer experts testified for and against the Personal Responsibility and Food Consumption Act, legislation that would prevent certain frivolous lawsuits against the food ...
50Jun 5, 2003
Justice Department Operations
Attorney General Ashcroft testified about Justice Department procedures and operations. Among the topics he addressed were procedures authorized under the USA Patriot Act, the detention of ...
50Jun 24, 2003
Illegal Immigrant Smuggling
Witnesses testified about smuggling illegal immigrants, the levels of illegal smuggling, and the dangers posed to human life by smuggling efforts. They also talked about several incidents ...
49Jul 22, 2003
Terrorist Threat Integration Center
Witnesses testified about the mission and operations of the Terrorist Threat Integration Center. Among the topics they addressed were information sharing procedures, protecting civil liberties, ...
48Apr 21, 2004
Foreign Passport Biometric Identifiers
Secretary Powell and Secretary Ridge testified about security concerns and foreign passports. The focus of the testimony was on a request to extend the deadline for biometric identifiers to be ...
46Mar 17, 2004
Supreme Court Budget
Justices Kennedy and Thomas presented the U.S. Supreme Court budget with details of their requests such as more staff positions, improved Internet access and other items. They also commented on ...
46Jul 8, 2003
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.
43May 8, 2003
Satellite Service and Video Distribution
Witnesses testified about the state of competition in the direct satellite television broadcast industry. Among the topics they addressed were acquisition of distribution companies, antitrust ...
34Jul 11, 2003
Immigration and Asylum Issues
Witnesses testified about the use and misuse of an international treaty against torture that allowed foreign nationals who commit crimes to remain in the U.S. if the can claim that they would face ...
30Apr 2, 2003
Monitoring Foreign Students
Witnesses testified about a system to monitor foreign students in the United States. The discovery that several of the September 11 hijackers entered the United States on student visas prompted ...
29Jul 6, 2004
Protecting Vulnerable Groups from Drugs
Witnesses testified regarding efforts to protect particularly vulnerable groups, including minors and recovering addicts, from drug dealers. The committee was considering legislation designed ...
25Oct 21, 2003
Ninth Circuit Court Reorganization
The subcommittee heard testimony on legislation to split up the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The Ninth Circuit is currently the largest of the federal appeals circuits, ...
24Jul 10, 2003
Terrorism and War-Time Hoaxes
Witnesses testified about legislation making efforts to mislead authorities with false information about terrorist attacks or harm to military members a felony offense. Among the topics ...
23Sep 4, 2003
Business Competition in College Athletics
The witnesses testified about NCAA bowl championship series. The committee is examining whether these series have anti-trust implications because of the domination by certain elite ...
21Jul 8, 2003
Unsolicited Electronic Mail
Witnesses testified about proposed legislation to regulate unsolicited commercial electronic mail known as spam. Among the issues they addressed were ways to allow legitimate commercial uses of ...
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