House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), along with Subcommittee Chairmen Jerrold Nadler and Robert “Bobby” C. Scott, sent a letter to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, following weekend reports that disputes over the NSA’s terrorist surveillance program involved “massive electronic databases.” The full text of the letter is attached below.
On June 7, 2007 the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on “Prevention of Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation in Federal Elections: S. 453. ”
On June 7, 2007 the Finanical Services Committee will hold a hearing:”Improving Credit Card Protection: Recent Industry and Regulatory Initiatives“.
On May 25, 2007 the House Homeland Security Committee’s Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing, and Terrorism Risk Assessment, held a field hearing in Bellevue City, WA. The hearing titled “Building a Partnership Strategy: Improving Information Sharing with State & Local Law Enforcement and the Private Sector” looked information sharing among private sector, local, state, and federal entities. These efforts have been ongoing and are under the heading of “Fusion Centers.”
On June 6, 2007 the full House Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing on the XDR Tuberculosis Incident. The incident involved a US citizen diagnosed with a extremely drug resistant form of Tuberculoses who was able to travel aboard a commercial flight when a Transportation Security Administration employee did not adhere to a travel warning logged in the system.
On June 7, 2007, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties will hear testimony during an “Oversight Hearing on the Constitutional Limitations on Domestic Surveillance“.