403Nov 19, 2013
National Security Agency Surveillance and Intelligence Gathering
Representative James Sensenbrenner (R-WI), gave the keynote address at a Georgetown University Law Center discussion on proposed changes by Congress to National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance ...
402Nov 15, 2013
Newsmakers with Senator Patrick Leahy
Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Patrick Leahy (D-VT) talked about National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programs and the USA FREEDOM Act, which he co-wrote. The bill was intended to ...
275Aug 26, 2013
Republican Commemoration of the March on Washington
The Republican National Committee hosted a luncheon at the Capitol Hill Club to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Alveda King sang and ...
891Jul 24, 2013
H.Res. 315 - providing for the consideration of H.R. 2218 - Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013, and H.R. 1582 - Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013, Rules Comm Print (Sponsored by ...
1,580Jul 17, 2013
NSA Data Collection and Surveillance Oversight, Panel 1
The House Judiciary Committee held an unclassified hearing on the Obama administration’s use of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) revealed by former National Security Agency (NSA) ...
467Jul 17, 2013
Voting Rights Act
Witnesses testified on the implications of the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder, which overturned a key provision of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). Two of the five witnesses ...
2,336Jun 13, 2013
Robert Mueller testified at an FBI oversight hearing. Among the topics he addressed were the Boston Marathon bombings, the disclosure of National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programs by ...
67May 20, 2013
House Session, Part 2
1) H.R. 258 - Stolen Valor Act of 2013 (Sponsored by Rep. Joe Heck / Judiciary Committee)
2) H.R. 1073 - Nuclear Terrorism Conventions Implementation and Safety of Maritime Navigation Act ...
14,567May 17, 2013
Domestic Use of Drones
Policy and technology experts testified on the use of unmanned aerial systems, commonly known as drones, for domestic law enforcement and surveillance.
3,703May 15, 2013
Justice Department Oversight
Attorney General Eric Holder testified about Justice Department investigations, including revelations that the Justice Department had gathered two months of telephone records of Associated Press ...
353Mar 19, 2013
Electronic Privacy Act
Congress created guidelines for government electronic surveillance with the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 (ECPA). A House Judiciary Subcommittee examined ways to adapt ECPA to recent ...
136Feb 26, 2013
House Session, Part 2
The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session.
216Dec 12, 2012
NASA Budget and Mission
Witnesses testified on NASA’s strategic direction as the Nation faces budgetary challenges. They also reviewed the National Research Council report on NASA’s strategic direction and ...
162Nov 16, 2012
House Session, Part 2
The House of Representatives convened for a legislative session. *H.R. 6156 was passed, to extend normal trade relations to the Russian Federation and Moldova, while requiring reports on the ...
342Jul 31, 2012
House Session, Part 3
Legislative Business, 19 bills under Suspension of the Rules
82,881Jul 19, 2012
Homeland Security Oversight
Secretary Janet Napolitano testified at an oversight hearing of the Department of Homeland Security. Many questions focused on Secretary Napolitano’s June 15th memo on deferring ...
1,813Jul 11, 2012
National Security Leaks
Witnesses testified about issues surrounding recent national security leaks to the media, and the options available to investigate and prosecute those responsible. The leaks revealed the name ...
974Jul 10, 2012
3,874Jun 28, 2012
One Minute Speeches (15 per side)
H.Res. __ - Resolution recommending that the House of Representatives find Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, in contempt ...
270Jun 28, 2012
Debate on Contempt Resolution Against Attorney General Holder
Members debated a resolution to cite Attorney General Eric Holder for contempt of Congress for not providing documents to the committee investigating the Department of Justice’s “Fast ...
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