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House Committee Holds Hearing on Federal and State Pandemic Supply Preparedness

On Tuesday, July 14, at 12:00 p.m., the House Homeland Security Subcommittees on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery and Oversight, Management and Accountability will hold a hearing on federal and state pandemic supply preparedness and response. The subcommittees will hear testimony from Craig Fugate, the former administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency; Mark Ghilarducci, the director of the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services; and Chris Currie, the director for the Homeland Security and Justice team at the Government Accountability Office.


Fault Lines: U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger and the View from Congress

Fault Lines welcomes Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois. He has served in Congress since 2011 and currently serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee. Prior to joining Congress, Kinzinger served in the Air Force in both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.


House Homeland Security Committee Holds Hearing on the Islamic State and Al Qaeda

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.

Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act

Private Lawsuits Against Nation-States Are Not the Way to Deal With America’s Cyber Threats

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.

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