On Wednesday, July 1, at 9:30 a.m., the House Foreign Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on the implications of Beijing's national security law in Hong Kong.
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Adapted from a June 2020 Brookings report, this is the third in a series of Lawfare posts on proposed federal privacy legislation. This piece addresses the role of civil rights in privacy legislation.
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On Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at 11:00 a.m., the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism will hold a hearing on the threat from the Islamic State and Al Qaeda. The committee will hear testimony from Michael Morrell, the former acting director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and Amb. Tina Kaidanow, the former State Department coordinator for counterterrorism.
Adapted from a June 2020 Brookings report, this is the second in a series of Lawfare posts on proposed federal privacy legislation. This piece addresses private rights of action for individuals.
As cyber threats during the coronavirus pandemic increase, Congress has considered allowing private lawsuits against foreign states for alleged unauthorized cyber activity. This response would create more problems than it solves.
On Monday, June 1, at 3:00 p.m., the House Homeland Security Committee will hold a videoconference on election security and integrity during a pandemic. The committee will hear testimony from Wendy Weiser, the vice president of the Brennan Center for Justice, and LaShawn Warren, the executive vice president of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
U.S. decision makers say they prioritize cyber defense and are not militarizing cyberspace. A closer look at the Federal budget shows otherwise.
The administration’s floundering response to the pandemic, along with its efforts to limit oversight through existing mechanisms, provides ample evidence of the need for a congressional probe.
On Friday, May 15, lawmakers will vote on what could be an important step toward maintaining an operational Congress during the coronavirus crisis.