On Wednesday, July 22, at 9:00 a.m., the House Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing on the national response to the worsening coronavirus pandemic.
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On Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold a hearing on consular affairs and COVID-19 to assess the State Department's response to the pandemic.
The Department of Homeland Security announced a policy that would force international students to leave the country or transfer if their universities went fully online. A week later, the rule was rescinded. What happened?
On Tuesday, July 14, at 2:00 p.m., the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, Energy and the Environment will hold a hearing on the importance of transatlantic cooperation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
On Monday, July 13, at 2:00 p.m., the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation and Operations will hold an oversight hearing of ICE deten
The Israeli government has reauthorized the General Security Agency to share metadata with the Ministry of Health for the purpose of combating the coronavirus.
Senate Judiciary Committee Examines the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act and Coronavirus-Related Suits Against China
The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on “the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, Coronavirus, and Addressing China’s Culpability”—and the proceedings demonstrated that this corner of foreign relations law has become a political lightning rod.
Several individuals, small businesses and states have filed a total of at least 14 different suits against China (and affiliated entities and officials) based on its perceived culpability in causing the coronavirus pandemic.