86,772Mar 7, 2013
Gun Control Legislation Markup
The Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill on gun trafficking largely along party lines. The legislation would toughen penalties for those who buy guns for people who cannot legally own ...
19,469Jan 30, 2013
Gun Violence Prevention
Advocates for and against stricter gun-control laws testified at a hearing on gun violence prevention. The hearing was held in part in reaction to the December 2012 elementary school shooting ...
13,165Mar 6, 2013
Justice Department Oversight
Attorney General Eric Holder testified at a Justice Department oversight hearing. Both Republicans and Democrats pressed Mr. Holder on a Justice Department memo regarding the use of drone ...
4,582Feb 12, 2013
Gun Violence Reduction Proposals
Attorneys and victims of gun violence testified on proposals to reduce gun violence, such as universal background checks on gun buyers, banning assault weapons and limiting high capacity magazines.
3,533Sep 10, 2013
State and Federal Marijuana Laws
Witnesses testified about conflicts between state and federal law regarding the use, sale and distribution of marijuana, particularly for medicinal purposes. Deputy Attorney General James Cole ...
3,244Apr 23, 2013
Immigration Policy, Secretary Napolitano Testimony
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testified in the third of a series of Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on comprehensive immigration reform legislation. In her testimony she said ...
2,902Oct 2, 2013
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
National security and intelligence officials as well as legal scholars testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs. James ...
2,529Apr 23, 2013
Targeted Killing of Terrorist Suspects Overseas
Military and policy experts testified on the the constitutional and statutory authority for targeted killings with aerial drones of American terrorist suspects overseas. In his opening remarks, ...
1,656Feb 27, 2013
Assault Weapons Ban
Witnesses testified on a proposed assault weapons ban introduced by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) that would prohibit the sale, transfer, importation and manufacturing of “military-style ...
1,592May 21, 2013
Immigration Legislation Markup, Day 5, Part 3
Senate Judiciary Committee Members met for the fifth day of markup on the immigration reform bill, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act. This portion ...
1,402Apr 22, 2013
Immigration Policy for Agriculture and Labor
Agriculture and labor interest representatives testified at the second in a series of Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on immigration reform.*Topics included worker visas, border security, and ...
1,363Mar 20, 2013
Aerial Drone Use in the U.S.
Law enforcement, legal, and industry experts testified on the domestic use of unpiloted aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, by law enforcement and intelligence agencies.
1,327Oct 29, 2013
Stand Your Ground Laws, Panel 1
Representatives Marcia Fudge (D-OH), Luis Gutierrez (D-IL). and Louie Gohmert (R-TX) testified on “stand your ground” self-protection laws. At the time 30 states had some type of ...
1,322Jul 31, 2013
Government Surveillance Programs and Privacy
Deputy heads from the FBI, National Security Agency, (NSA) and Justice Department testified on the Obama administration’s use of the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to gather ...
1,213Apr 19, 2013
Officials testified about Department of Homeland Security efforts on immigration and spoke about the president’s vision for reform. During the hearing the subject of the Boston Marathon ...
1,166Jun 19, 2013
Federal Bureau of Investigation Operations and NSA Surveillance Programs
FBI Director Robert Mueller testified at an oversight hearing of the Federal Bureau of Investigation which focused on National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programs. In his testimony he ...
1,111May 16, 2013
Immigration Reform Bill Markup, Day 3
Senate Judiciary Committee Members met for the third day of markup on the immigration reform bill, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act, They considered ...
1,110May 14, 2013
Immigration Reform Markup, Day 2, Morning Session
The Senate Judiciary Committee met to mark up the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act, S. 744, focusing on reforming the rules for highly skilled and educated ...
1,102May 14, 2013
Immigration Reform Markup, Day 2, Afternoon Session
The Senate Judiciary Committee continued its markup of an immigration bill, focusing on reforming the rules for highly skilled and educated foreign workers.
1,082Jul 9, 2013
FBI Director Nomination Hearing
James Comey testified about his nomination to become the director of the FBI.*Among the issues he addressed were the use of water-boarding in interrogations, National Security Agency (NSA) ...
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