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        This responds to your Freedom of Information Act request dated April la, 2007, which
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                                                                Office of Legislative Affairs




    Officeofthe Assistant Attorney General·	                      Washington, D.C. 20530

                                                                 September 5,2006

    MEMORANDUM FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

    FROM:	             William E. Moschella V4..'\V\

                       Assistant Attorney General


    SUBJECT:	          Weekly Report for September 4. 2006 - September 15·.2006


                                               THE WEEK AHEAD

    •    Drug Enforcement
         On September 12, there will be ajoint hearing held by the Senate Finance Cqmmittee and the
         Senate Caucus on International Narcotics entitled "Breaking the Meth Supply Chain: Law
         Enforcement Challenges." DEA Assistant Deputy Administrator Joe Rannazzisiand Chief
         Don Semesky are tentatively scheduled to· testify.

•        The Thompson Memorattdum
        On September 12, Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty will testify before the Senate
        Judiciary Committee at a hearing entitled "The Thompson Memorandum's Effect on the
        Right to Counsel in Corporate Investigations."

•       Federal Bureaucracy
        On September 13, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing regarding criticisms
        and perceived weaknesses in the Federal bureil.Ucracytasked with combating espionage and
        terrorism. No representatives fromfhe Oepartment of Justice will testify.

•       US Attomeys Funding	                                                     .
        On September 13, DireCtor of EOUSA Mike Battle and US Attorney Susan Brooks will
        testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee in a hearing regarding funding for US .
        Attorneys.

•       Counterterrorism
        On September 13, Assistant Director for Counterterrorism Joe Billy will testify before the
        House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in a closed hearing regarding the
        Intelligence Community's Counterterrorism Strategy and the DNI's Strategic Vision for the
        National Counterterrorism Center, Counter-Terrorism Committee, and National Joint
        Terrorism Task Force.



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  •	 FBI Oversight                                                           .
     On September 14, Inspector GeneralGlenn Fine and FBI Director Robert Mueller will testify
     before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Science, the Departments of State,
     Justice, and Commerce and Related Agencies at a hearing regarding FBI oversight.

  • Conferenc{! Attendance
    On September 14, the Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Federal Financial
    Management, Government Information, and International Security will hold a hearing
    regarding the policies on conference attendance and support, budget ceilings, and overall
    trends in conference spending. A representative from the Department of Justice will testify.


                                          THIS WEEK


 •	 Oversigltt ofExecutive CompensatiOlI
    On September 6, Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty will testify at a hearing of the
    Senate Finance Committee entitled "Executive Compensation: Backdating to the Future,
    Oversight of Current Issues Regarding Executive CompenSation including Backdating of
    Stock Options, Tax Treatment of Executive Compensation, Retirement and Benefits."

 •	 Te·rrorist SurveillanciProgram
     On September 6, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel Steve
     Bradbury will testify before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and
    ·Bomeland Security regarding statutory advisories for the Terrorist Srn-veillance Program.

•	 Health Care
   On September 6, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division Bruce
   McDonald will testify before the Senl\.te Judiciary Comrnittee at a hearing entitled
   "Examining Competition in Group Health Care."

•	 Nominations              .
   The Senate Judiciary Committee has noticed a r:t0minations hearing for September 6. The
   Committee will consider the nominations of: Kent Jordan to be a United States Circuit Judge
   for the Third Circuit; Nora Barry Fisher, to b~ a U.S District Judge for Western District of
   PennSylvania; Sara Elizabeth Lioi, to be a U.S. District Judge for the District of Ohio; John
   Jarvey, to be a U.s. District Judge for the Southern DistrictofIowa; Lisa Wood, to be a U.S.
   District Judge for the Southern District of Georgia; and Marcia Howard, to be a U.S. District
   Judge for the Middle District of Florida.
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   There will be a roll call vote today, September 5 for the nomination Kimberly Moore to be
   U.S. Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit.

•	 Hamdan Legislation
   On September 7, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel Steve
   Bradbury will testify before the House Armed Services Comrnittee regarding Military
   Corru.nissions and Tribunals.
•	 Senate Judiciary Committee Markup
   On September 7, the Senate Committee on the JUdiciary is scheduled to mark up S. 2453, the
   "National Security Surveillance Act of 2006", and S. 3001, the "Foreign Intelligence
   Surveillance Improvement and Enhancement Act of2006."

.•	 House Judiciary Committee Markup
   On September 7, the House Committee on the JUdiciary is scheduled to mark up H.R.2679,
   the "Public Expression Act of 2005"; H.R. 5092, the "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Fireanns,
   and Ex:,plosives (BATFE) Modernization and Refonn Actof2006"; H.R. 5005, the i'Firearrns
   Corrections and Improvements Act"; H.R. 1384, "Fireann Commerce Modernization Act";
   H.R. 1415) the "NICS Improvement Act of 2005"; Motion to authorize the issuance ofa
   subpoena to Secretary Elaine L. Chao, Department of Labor; and H.R. 5830, the "Wright
   Amendment Reforni Act."                              .




                                       LAST WEEK

  Congress was in recess.
                                                                       U.S. Department of Justice


                                                                       Office of Legislative Affairs




        Office of the Assistant Attorney General                        Washington, D.C. 20530

                                                                       September 12,2006

    'MEMORANDUM FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

    FROM:                  William E. Moschella He Q    -f6(   \oJ~M                                                ·.....t ::,;::

                           Assistant Attorney General                                               ,.              CO}    ~::"l
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    SUBJECT:               Weekly Report for September 11 2006 - September 22.2006                 /',
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                                                   THE WEEK AHEAD


    •      Sexual Exploitation ofChildren
           On September 19, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will testify before the Senate

           Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs a,t ahearing regarding Sexual

           Exploitation of Children via the Internet.


           On Sept.ember 19, Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division Alice Fisher will
           testify before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation at a hearing
           regarding Sexual Exploitation of Children via the Internet.                              .

•         CO!;t ofCrime'
          On September 19, Director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics Jeff Sedgewick; and Director of
          the Bureau of Prisons Harley Lappin will testify before the Senate JUdiciary Committee at a
          hearing entitled "The Cost of Crime: Understanding the Financial and Human Impact of
          Criminal Activity."

•         Prison Radicalization                .
          On September 19, Assistant Director 'ofthe Bureau of Prisons Office John Vanyur will '

          testify before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee at a

        . hearing regarding Radicalization in Prisons. A representative from the FBI will also testify.


          On September 20, the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information

          Sharing and Terrorism Risk Assessment will hold a hearing on Prison Radicalization as welL

          A representative from the FBI will testify.


•        Media Shield
         On September 20, Deputy Attomey Gen~ral Paul McNulty Win testify before the Senate
         Judiciary Committee at a hearing regardio.g S. 2831, the Free Flow of Infonnation Act of
         2006.
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  •	 Federal Circuit Judges
     On September 20, Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal POlicy Rachel Brand
      will testify before the Senate judiciary Committee at a hearing regarding S. 1845, the Circuit
      Court of Appeals Restructuring and Modernization Act of2005.

  •	 Drugs from Columbia
      On September 21., there will be a joint hearing held by the House International Relations
      Western Hemisphere Subcommittee and the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crim(i,
      Terrorism and Homeland Security entitled "The Need for European Assistance in the Fight
    . Against Illicit Drugs Coming from Columbia." A representative from the Drug Enforcement
      Agency will testify.

  •	 Prisoner Re-entry Programs
     On September 21, Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs Regina
     Schofield will testify before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Corrections and
     Rehabilitation in a hearing regarding Federal Re-entry Resources Going to States.

 •	 Nominations
     The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold ahearing on judicial nominations the week of
     September 18~ The hearing date and list of nominees has not yet been finalized.

 •	 D. C. Crime Lab

    The House Government Reform Committee plans to hold a hearing on the need for a

    separate DC crime lab on September 22. They plan to invite MPD Chief Ramsey, the

    Deputy Mayor for Public Safety, the V.S. Attorney for the District ofColumbia and a

    representative of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.



                                           T:HIS WEEK


•	 Drug Enforcement
    On September 12, Drug Enforcement Administration Assistant Deputy Ad~inistrator Joe
    Rannazzisi and Chief Don Semesky will testify befqre the Senate Finance Committee and the
    Seriate Caucus on International Narcotics in a joint hearing entitled "Bz:eaking the.
    Methamphetamine Supply Chain: Law Enforcement Challenges."

•	 The Thompson Memorandum
   On September 12, Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty will testify before the Senate
   Judiciary Committee af a hearing entitled "The Thompson Memorandum's Effect on the
   Right to Counsel in Corporate Investigations." .

•	 Electronic Surveillance .
    On September 12, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel Steve
   ·Bradbury will testify before the House JUdiciary Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
   Subcommittee at a hea~ing regarding H.R. 5825, the Electronic Surveillance Modernization
   Act.
        •    Nominations
             The Senate JUdiciary Conunittee has scheduled a hearing on judicial nominations for
             September 12 'on the following nominations: Gregory K. Frizzell, ·to be a u.s. District Judge
             for the Northern District of Oklahoma; Lisa Godbey Wood, to be a U.S. District Judge for
             the Southern District of Georgia; Nora B. Fisher, to be a U.S. District Judge for the Western
             District of Permsylvania; and Lawrence 1. O'Neill, to be a U.S. DistricUudge for the Eastern
             District of California. The list of nominees on this hearing has not yet been finalized.

             The Senate Homeland Security and GovemmentalAffairs Committee has scheduled a
             hearing on the nomination of Steve Conboy, to be the U.S. Marshal for D.C. Superior Court,
             for September 13.

    •        U.S. Attorneys Funding
             On September 13, Executive Office for United States Attorneys Director Mike Battle and
             U.S. AttorneY Susan Brooks will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee at a hearing
             entitled "Challenges Facing Today's Federal Prosecutors."

    • .Coultterterrorism                                                                    ,
      .On Septernber13, Federal Bureau of Tnvestigation Assistant Director for Counterterrorism.
       Joe j3illy will testify before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in a
       closed hearing regarding the IntelligenceCorUmunity's Counterterrorism Strategy arid the
       DNI's Strategic Vision for the National Counterterrorism Center, Counter~Terrorism
       Committee, and National Joint Terrorism Task Force.

•            House Judicillry Committee Markup
             00 September 13, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to mark up H.R. 5005, the
             Firearms Corrections ~d {mprovement Act; H.R. 1384, the Firearm Conunerce
            'Modemization Act; H.R. 1415, the NICS Improvement Act of 2005; and H.R. 5830, the
             Wright Amendment Reform Act

•        Senate Judiciary C£Jmmittee Markups
         On September 13, the Senate Judiciary Corrunittee is scheduled, to mark up.the following
         legislation: S. 2453, the National Security Surveillance Act of2006; S. 2455; the Terrorist
         Surveillance Act of 2006; S: 2468, a bill to provide standing for civil actions for declliratary
        'and injunctive reliefto persons who refrain from electronic communicationS through fear of
         being subject to warr~t1ess electronic surveillance for foreign intelligence pwposes, and for
        other purposes; and S. 3001, the Foreign Intelligence'Surveillance Improvement Act of2006.

         On September 14, the Senate Judiciary Committee will mark up legislation held over during
         the September 7 markup and vote on pending judicial and executive nominations. The
        Corrunittee will mark up S. 155, the Gang Prevention and Effective Deterrence Act of 2005;
        S. 283 r, the Free Flow of Infonnation Act;S. 1845, the Circuit Court of App~als .
        Restructuring and Modernization Act of2005; and S. 2046, the National Methamphetamin~
        Information Clearinghouse Act of2005. The Canunittee will consider the nominations of:
        Terrence W. Boyle to be a U.S. Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit; William James Haynes
        II, to be a U.S Circuit Judge for Fourth Circuit; William Geny Myers III, to be a U.S. Circuit
        Judge for Ninth Circuit; Norman Randy Smith, to be a U.S. Circuit Judge for Ninth Circuit;
        Valerie 1. Baker, to be a U.S. District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico; Francisco
        Augusto Besosa, to be a U.S. District Judge for the District 6fPuerto Rico; Philip S.
        Gutierrez to be U.S. District Judge for the Central District of California; and Sharon Lynn
        Potter to be U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia.

     •	 FBI Oversight
        On September 14, Department ofJustice rnspector General GlelUl Fihe and Federal Bureau
      , of Investigation Director Robert Mueller will testify before the House Appropriations
        Subcommittee on Science, the Departments of State, Justice, and Commerce and Re.lated
        Agencies at a hearing regarding FBI oversight.

 •	 DOJ Management
       On September 14, Acting Assistant Attorney General for Administration Lee Lofthus will
       testify before the Senate Homelan4 Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on
       FederalFinancial Management, Government fnfotmation, and International
       Security regarding federal agencies and conference spending.


                                             LAST WEEK


 ..	 Oversight ofExecutive Compensation,
      On September: 6, Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty testified at a hearing before the
      Senate Finance Committee entitled, i'Executive Compensation: Backdating to the Future,
      Oversight of Current Issues Regarding Executive Compensation including Backdating of
      Stock Options, Tax Treatment of Executive Compensation, Retirement and Benefits."

•	    Terror~tSurveillanceProgram
      On September '6, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel Steve
      Bradbury testified before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and
      Homeland Security regarding statutory advisories for the Terrorist Surveillance Program.

•	 Health Care
      On Sept~mber 6, Deputy Assistant Attorriey General for the Antitrust Division Bruce
      McDonald testified before the Senate Judiciary'Committee at a hearing entitl~d "Examining
      Competition in Group Health Care."

•	 Hanidan Legislation
      On September 7, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel Steve
      Bradbury testified before the House Anned Services Committee regarding Military
      Commissions and Tribunals.

•	 Smale Judiciary Committee
     On September 7, at its Executive Business Meeting, the Senate Judiciary Committee
     approved by voice vote the nomination of George B.B. Holding to be U.S. Attorney for the
     Eastern District of North Carolina. The Committee also approved H.R. 1442, a bill to
     Complete the Codification of Title 46; and H.R. 866, a bill to make Technical Corrections to
     the United States Code. All other nominees on the Committee agenda were held over. The
     Committee continued debate on the LegisLation on the TSP and voted to defeat two Feingold
     amendments to the Specter biLL

•    House Judiciary Committee Markups
      On September 7, the House Judiciary Gommittee approved. H.R. 2679, the Public Expression
      Act of 2005 by voice vote after ado·pting a substitute amendment making this leglslation
    . applicable to cases in which federal government acted as a plaintiff as well as to both
    . pending and future cases. The Conunittee also approved H.R. 5092, the Bureau of Alcohol,
      Tobacco, Fireanns, and Explosives (BATFE) Modernization and Refonn Act of 2006 by
      voice vote after adopting a substitute amendment that will distinguish between serious and
      minot violations by gun dealers and direct administrative law judges to review licensing
      decisions by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Fireanns and Explosives. The following items
     on the Committee's agenda were held over: H.R. 1384, the Fireann Commerce
     Modernization Act; H.R. 1415, the NICS Improvement Act of2005; a motion to authorize
     the .issuance of a subpoena to Secretary Elaine L. Chao, Department of Labor; and H.R.
     5830, the Wright Amendment Refonn Act.
                                                                 U.S. Department of Justice


                                                                 Office of Legislative Affairs




    Office of the Assistant Attorney General                      Washington. D.C. 20530


                                                                 September 19, 2006

    MEMORANDUM FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

    FROM:              William E.     Moschellaf(t~                                                    .... -.Tj   ::}!
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                       Assistant Attorney General
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    SUBJECT:           Weekly Report for September 18. 2006 - September 29.   ~006

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                                               THE ·WEEK AHEAD


    •    InsiderTrading
         On September 26, Associate Deputy Attorney General Ron Tenpas will testify before the·
         Senate judiciary Committee at a hearing entitled "Illegal Insider Trading: How Widespread
         is the Problem and is there Adequate Criminal Enforcement?"

•        Nominations
        The Senate Judiciary. Committee has noticed a nominations hearing for September 26. The
        list of nominees has not yet been finalized.

•       Caller ID Spoofing Act
        On September 28, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing regarding H.R. 5304,
        the Preventing Harassment through Outbound Number Enforcement Act. A representative
        from the Department of Justice will testify.


                                                 THIS WEEK


•       Sexual Exploitation of Children
        On September 19, you testified before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and
        Urban Affairs at a hearing entitled "Combating Child Pornography by Eliminating
        Pornographers' Access to the Financial Payment System."

        On September 19, Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division Alice Fisher testified
        before the Senate Committee onCommerce, Science, and Transportation at a hearing
        regarding Online Child Pornography.

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    •     The Cost and Impact o/Crime
          On September 19, Director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics Jeff Sedgwick and Director of "
          the Bureau of Prisons Harley Lappin testified before the Senate judiciary Committee ata
          hearing entitled "The Cost of Crime: Understanding the Financial and Human fmpact of
          Criminal Activity."

    •     NominatiOns
          The Senate has entered into a time agreement for Tuesday, September 19, for five and a half
          hours of debate, to be followed by a vote, on the nomination of Alice Fisher, to b~ Assistant
          Attorney General for the Criminal Division.

         On September 19, the Senate judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the following
         judicial nominations: Robert Jonker, Paul L. Maloney, and Janet Neff, all to be U.S. District
         Judges for the Western District of Michigan, and Leslie Southwick, to be a U.S. District
         Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi.

        The Senate Judiciary Committee ha.s also noticed a special business meeting for September
         19 to vote on the followingjudicial nominations: Terrence W. Boyle, to be U.S. Circuit
        Judge for the Fourth Circuit; William JamesHaynes II, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the
        Fourth Circuit; Kent A. Jordan, to be U.S: Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit; Peter D.
        Keisler, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit; William Gerry Myers
        ill, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit; Nonnan Randy Smith, to be U.S. Circuit
        Judge for the Ninth Circuit; Valerie L. Baker, to be U.S. District Judge for the Central
        District of California; Francisco Augusto Besosa, to be U.S. District Judge for the District of
        Puerto Rico; Philip S. Gutierrez, to be U,S. District Judge for the Central District of
        California; Marcia Morales Howard, to be U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of
        Florida; John Alfred Jarvey, to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District ofIowa; and
        Sara Elizabeth Lioi, to be U.S. District Judge for the Northern Distric~ of Ohio

•     Prison Radicalization
      On September.l9, Assistant Director of the Bureau of Prisons Office John Vanyur and
      Federal Bureau of Investigation Deputy Assistant Director for the Counterterrorism Division
    " Donald Van Duyn will testify before the Senate Homeland Security and Government~1
      Affairs Committee at a hearing entitled "Prison Radicalization: Are Terrorist Cells Fonning
      in U.S. Cell Blocks?"

        On September 20, Federal Bureau offnv"estigation Deputy Assistant Director for the
        Counterterrorism Division Donald Van Duyn will testify before the House Homeland
        Security SUbcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing and Terrorism Risk Assessment
        at a hearing entitled "Radicalization: Homeland Security Irnplicatio~s."

•       Media Shield
        On September 20, Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty will testify before the Senate
        Judiciary Committee ata hearing entitled "Reporters' Privilege Legislation: Preserving
        Effective Federal Law Enforcement."

•       Federal Circuit Judges
        On September 20, Assistant Attorney General for"the Office of Legal Policy Rachel Bran.d
        will testify before the Senate judiciary Committee at a hearing entitled "Examining the
     Proposal to Restructure the Ninth Circuit."

 •	 Drugs from Columbia
     On September 21, Drug Enforcement Administration Chief of Operations Michael Braun
     will testify before the House International Relations Western Hemisphere Subcommittee and
     the House JUdiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Sectirity at a joint
     hearing entitled "The Need for European Assistance in the Fight Against Illicit Drugs
     Coming from Columbia."

 •	 Prisoner Reentry Programs
    .On September 2I, Assistan.t Attomey General for the Office of Justice Programs Regina
     Schofield will testify before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Corrections and
     Rehabilitation at a hearing entitled "Oversight of Federal Assistance' for Prisoner
   . Rehabilitation and Reentry in Our States."

 •	 D, C Crime Lab

    The House Govenunent Reform Committee plans to·hold a hearing on the need for a

    separate DC crime. lab on September 22. They plan to lnviteMPD Chief Ramsey, the

    Deputy Mayor for Public Safety, and the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. Dr.

    Joseph DiZinno will testify on behalf of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.



                                         LAST WEEK


•	 Drug Enforcenient
   On September 12, Drug Enforcement Administration Assistant Deputy Administrator Joe
   Rannazzisi and ChiefDon Semesky testified before (he Senate Finance Committee and the
   Senate Caucus on International.Narcotics in a joint hearing entitled "Breaking the
   Methamphetamine Supply Chain: Law Enforcement Challenges."

•	 The Thompsoll Memorandum
   On September 12, Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty testified before the Senate
   Judiciary Committee at a hearing entitled "The Thompson Memorandum's Effect on the
   Right to Counsel in Corporate Investigations."

•	 Electronic Surveillance
   On September 12, Deputy Assistan! Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel John
   Eisenberg testified before the House Judiciary Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland' Security
   Subcommittee at a hearing regarding H.R. 5825, the Electronic Surveillance ModernIzation
   Act.

•	 Nominations
  The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on judicial nominations on September 12 on
  the following nominations: Gregory K. Frizzell, to be a U.S. District Judge for the Northern
  District of Oklahoma; Lisa Godbey Wood, to be a U.S. District Judge for the Southem
  District of Georgia; Nora B. Fisher, to be a U.S. District Judge for the Western District of
  Pennsylvania; and Lawrence J. O'Neill, to be a U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of
  California.
     On September 13, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held
     a hearing on the nomination of Steve Conboy, to be the U.S. MarShal for D.C. Superior
     Court

 •	 u.s. Attorneys Fundi/tg
     On September l3, Executive Office for United States Attorneys Director Mike Battle and
     U~S. Attorney Susan Brooks testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee at a hearing
     entitled "Challenges Facing Today's Federal Prbsecutors."

 •	 Counterterrorism
    On September l3, Federal Bureau of Investigation Assistant Director for Counterterrorism
    Joe Billy testified before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in a: closed
    hearing regarding the Intelligence Community's Counterterrorism Strategy and the DM's
    Strategic Vision for the National Counterterrorism Center, Counter-Terrorism Committee,
    and National Joint Terrorism Task Force.

 •	 Military CommiSsions to Try Ene!!'y Combatants
    On September 13, by a vote of5i~8, the House Anned Services COmmittee approved H.R.
    6054, the Military Commissions Act of2006.

•	 House Judiciary Committee Markups
   'On September 13, the House Judiciary Committee reported out H.R. 5005, the Firearms
   Corrections and Improvement Act, and H.R. 5830. the Wright Amendment Reform Act with
   amendments. The Committee pulledH.R. 5825, the Electronic Surveillance Modernization
   Act from its agenqa.         .

•	 Senate Judiciary Committee Markups
   On September 13, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted along party lines, LO-8, to approve
   .three bills: S. 2453, the National Security Surveillance Act of 2006; S. 2455, the Terrorist
   Surveillance Actof2006; and S. 3001, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Improvement
   Act of2006.And the Committee defeated, 9-9, S. 2468, a bill to provide standing for civil
   actions for declaratory and injunctive relief to persons who refrain from electronic
   communications through fear of being subject to warrantlesselectronic surveillance for
   foreign intelligence purposes, and for other purposes.

   On'September 14, the Senate Judiciary Committee did not make quorum for their Executive
   Business Meeting.

•	 FBI Oversight
   'On September 14, Departtnent of Justice Inspector General Glenn Fine and Federal Bureau
   of Investigation Director Robert Mueller testified before the House Appropriations
   SubcOmmittee on Science, the Departments of State; Jus'tice,. and Commerce and Related
   Agencies at a hearing regarding FEr oversight.
•   DOJ Management
    On September 14, Acting Assistant Attorney General for Administration Lee Lofthus
    testified befqre the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on
    Federal Financial Management, Government Infonnation, and rnternational
    Security regarding federal agencies and conference spending.

•   Conventions Approved by Senate
    On September 15, the Senate passed Treaty Doc. 109-6, the United Nations Convention
    Against Corruption and Treaty Doc.. 109-3, the Protocol Amending Extradition Convention
    with Israel. .

•   Federal Prison Industries
    On September 14, the House passed H.R. 2965, the "Federal Prison Industries Competition
    in Contracting Act of2006," which refonns the Federal Prison Industries program
    administered by the Department, by a vote of 362-57.             .
                                                                     U.S. Department of Justice


                                                                    Office of Legislative Affairs




     Office of the   A~sistant   Attorney General                    Washington, D.C. 20530

                                                                    September 26, 2006

     MEMORANDUM FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

'. FROM:                   William E; Moschella
                           Assistant Attorney General

 SUBJECT:                  Weekly Report for September 25.2006 - October 6. 2006


                                                    THE WEEK AHEAD


         Congress is expected to be in recess.


                                                      THIS WEEK


.•. Insider Trading
        On September 26, Associate Deputy Attorney General Ron Tenpas testified before the
        Senate Judiciary Cortunittee at a hearing entitled "Illegal Insider Trading: How Widespread
        is the Problem and is there Adequate Criminal Enforcement?"

 •      Nominations
        The Senate confirmed the nomination of Francisco Besosa, to be a U.S. District Judge for
        the District of Puerto Rico, on September 25 by a vote of87-0.

       The 'Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a judicial nominations hearing onSeptemher 26.
       The n()ininations on the agenda for tliat hearing are Michael Wallace, to be a U.S. Circuit.
       Judge for the Fifth Circuit, and Vanessa Bryant, to be a U.S. District Judge for the District of
       Connecticut. In addition, there will be a panel ofoutside witnesses, to include
       representatives of the ABA and supporters of each of the nominees.

       The Committee has scheduled a business meeting prior to the hearing on September 26. The
       agenda for the markup includes the following nominationS': Terrence W. Boyle, to be U.S.
       Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit; William James Haynes II, to beD.S. Circuit Judge for
       the Fourth Circuit; Kent A. Jordan, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit; Peter n
       Keisler, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit; William Gerry Myers
       III, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit; .Nora Barry Fischer, to be U.S. District .


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      Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania; Gregory Kent Frizzell, to be U.S. District
      Judge for the Northern District of Oklahoma; Marcia Morales Howard, to be U.S. District
      Judge for the Middle District of Florida; John Alfred Jarvey, to be U.S. District Judge fqr the
      Southern District of Iowa; Sara Elizabeth Lioi, to be U,S. District Judge for the Northern
      District of Ohio; and Lisa Godbey Wood, to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District
      of Georgia.                                         .

 •	 Online Child Pornography
    On September 26,Federal Bureau ofInvestigation Director ofthe Sex Offender Treatment
    Program Andres Hernandez will testify before the House Energy and Commerce
    Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations at a hearing entitle4 "The Sexual Exploitation
    of Children over the Internet: The Face of a Child Predator and Other Issue~."

      On September 27, Federal Bureau ofInvestigation Assistant Director for the Cyber Division
      James E. Finch testified before the Commission on Security alld Cooperation in Europe (the
      "}Ielsinki Commission") at a hearing chaired by Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS) regarding
      Federal efforts to protect children from commercial sexual exploitation. The hearing will
      focus O·Ii international initiatives to combat child pornography and trafficking

•	 u.s. Refugee Admissions and Policy
     On· September 27, Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Policy Rachel Brand
     will provide a written statement for the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Irmnigration,
     Border Security, and Citizenship's hearing entitled "u.s. Refugee Admissions and Policy."

•	 Hezhollah
   On September 28, Federal Bureau ofIrivestigation Counterterrorism Division International
   Terrorism Operations Section II Chief John Kavanagh will testify before the House
   International Relations Subcommittee on International Terrorism and Nonproliferation at a
   hearing entitled "Hezbollah's Global Reach."


                                         LAST WEEK


*	   Sexual Exploitation ojChildren
     On September 19, you testifIed before the Senate Cormnittee· on Banking, Housing and
     Urban Affairs at a hearing entitled "Combating Child Pornography by Eliminating
     Pornographers' Access to the Financial Payment System."

     On September 19, Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division Alice. Fisher testified
     before the Senate Corrunittee on Conunerce, 'Science, and Transportation at a hearing
     regarding Online Child Pornography.                  .

 . On September 21,United States Attomey for the District of New Jersey ChristopherJ.
   Christie testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and
   II).vestigatiollS, at the sixth in their series of hearings examining the sexual exploitation of
   children via the Internet.                                                                     .

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  •	 The Cost and Impact of Crime
     On September 19, Director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics Jeff Sedgwick and Director of
     the Bureau of Prisons Harley Lappin testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee at a
     hearing entitled "The Cost of Crime: Und~rstanding the Financial and Human Impact of
     Criminal Activity."

 *	    Nominatiolls
       On September 19, by a vote of 61-35, the Senate approved the nomination of Alice Fisher to
       be Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division.

       On September 19, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the following judicial
     . nominations: Robert Jonker, Paul L. Maloney, and janet Neff, all to be U.S. District Judges
       for the Western District of Michigan, and Leslie Southwick, to be a U.S. District Judge for.
       the Southern District of Mississippi.                .

      On September 21, the Senate, by voice vote, approved the nomination of Kenneth Wainstein, .
      to be Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division.

 •	 Prison Radicalization
    On September 19, Assistant Director of the Bureau ofPrisons Office John Vanyuc and
    Federal Bureau ofInvestigation Deputy Assistant Director for the Counterterrorism Division
    Donald Van Duyn testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
    Committe~ at a hearing entitled "Prison Radicalization: Are Terrorist Cells Forming in U.S.
    Cell Blocks?"      .	                                            .

      On September 20, Federal Bureau of Investigation Deputy Assistant Director for the
      Counterterrorism Division Donald Van Duyn testified before the House Homeland- Security
      Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing and Terrorism Risk Assessment at a
      hearing entitled "Radicalization: Homeland Security Implications."

•	 Media Shield
   On September 20, Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty testified before the Senate
   Judiciary Committee at a.hearing entitled "Reporters' Privilege Legislation: Preserving
   Effective Federal Law Enforcement."

*	   Terrorist Surveillance Program
     On September 20, the House Intelligence Committee approved, bya voice vote 9-8, its
     version of H.R. 5825, the. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act after adoption ofa substitute
     amendment sponsored by Rep. Heather Wilson.

     On September 20, the House Judiciary Committee approved, by a vote of 20-16, Rep.

     Wilson's bill after adopting several of its own amendments.


•	 Federal Circuit Judges
   On September 20, Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Policy Rachel Brand
   testified before the Senate Judiciary Comrri.ittee at a hearing entitled "Examining the
   Proposal to Restructure the Ninth Circuit."

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  • Senate Judiciary Committee Markup
    On September 21, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the following nominations:
    Norman Randy Smith, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit; Valerie 1. Baker, to be
    U.S. District Judge for the Central Distdct of California; Francisco Augusto Besosa, to be
    U.S. District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico; Philip S. Gutierrez, to be U.S. District
    Judge for the Central District of California; Lawrence Joseph O'Neill, to be the U.S. District
    Judge for the Eastern District of Califomia; and Rodger A. Heaton-to be a U.S. Attorney for
    the Central District of Illinois.

    The Senate Judiciary Committee approved by voice vote S. 394, the Open Government Act
    of 2005, commonly referred to as the Freedom of Information Act

•	 Drugs from Columbia
   On September 21, Drug Enforcement Adminisqation Chief of Operations Michael Braun
   testified hefore the House International Relations Western Hemisphere Subcommittee and
   the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security at ajoint
   hearing-entitled "The Need for European Assistance in the Fight Against Illicit Drugs
   Coming' from Columbia."

•	 Prisoner Reentry Program
   On September 21, Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs Regina
   Schofield testified before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Corrections and
   Rehabilitation at a -hearing entitled "Oversight of Federal Assistance for Prisoner
   Rehab~litation and Reentry iIi Our States."        .

•	 D.C. Crime Lah
   On September 22, United States Attorney for the District of Columbia Ken Wainstein,
   Federal Bureau of Investigation Director of Investigation Laboratory Dr. Joseph DiZinno,
   and D.C. Metropolitan'Chief of Police Charles Ramsey testified before the House
   GovemmentReform Committee at a hearing entitled "CSI Washington: Doe's the'District
   Need its Own Crime Lab?"




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                                                                 October 3,2006

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                                                     LAST WEEK


•     Insider Trading
      On September 26, Associate Deputy Attorney General Ron Tenpas testified before the
      Senate Judiciary Committee at a hearing entitled "Illegal Insider Trading: How Widespread
      is 'the Problem and is there Adequate Criminal Enforcement?"

•     Nominations
      The Senate confirmed the nomination of Francisco Besosa, to be a U.S. DistriCt Judge for the
      District of Puerto Rico,on September 25 by avot~ of87-0.

     The Senate Judiciary Committee held a judicial nominations hearing on September 26. The
     nom~nations   on the agenda were Michael Wallace, to be a U.S. Circuit Judge for the Fifth
     Circuit, and Vanes~a Bryant, to be a U.S. District Judge for the District of Connecticut. In
     addition, there was a panel of outside witnesses, to include representatives of the American
     Bar Association and supporters of each of the nominees. Also on the 261\ the Committee
     approved the nominations of Kent Jordan, to be a U.S. Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit;


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         John Alfred Jarvey, to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District oflowa; and Sara
         Elizabeth Lioi, to be U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio.

         On September 30, the Senate continued the following U.S. Attorney nominations: Rodger A
         Heaton; Central District ofIllinois;'Sharon Lynn Potter, Northern District of West Virginia;
         and Deborah Jean Johnson Rhodes, S'outhern District of Alabama.

        The Senate'returned the following Circuit Court nominees to the White House: Peter Keisler,
        Terrence Boyle, William Haynes, William Myers, Norman Randy Smith, and Michael,
        Wallace. The Senate also returned the nomination of Steven Bradbury, to be Assistant
        Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel, to the White House.

     •	 Online Child Pornography
        On September 26, Fctderal Bureau of Prisons Director of the Sex Offender Treatment
        Program Andres Hernandez testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee
        on Oversight and Investigations at a hearing entitled "Sexual Exploitation of Children over
        the Internet: The Face,of a Child Predator and Other Issues."

        On September 27, Federal Bureau of Investigation Assistant Director for the Cyber Division
        James E. Finch testified before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (the
        "Helsinki Commission") at a hearing chaired by Senator Sam Brownback (R~KS) regarding
        Federal efforts to protect children from commercial sexual exploitation. The hearing focused
        on international initiatives to combat child pornography and trafficking.

'.     u.s. Refugee Admissions and Policy
       On September 27, Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Policy Rachel Brand
       provided a written statement for the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee   onImmigration, Border
       Security, and Citizenship hearing entitled "U.S. Refugee-A-dmissions-and--Jlolieyf'

•	 Hezbotl(Jft                                                                        ,
       On September 28, Federal Bureau of Investigation Counterterrorism Division International
       Terrorism Operations Section II ChiefJohn Kavanagh testified before the House
       International Relations Subcommittee on International Terrorism and Nonproliferation at a
       hearing entitled "Hezbollah's Global Reach."                                   ,

•	 Terrorist Surveillance Program
       On September 28, the House passed, by a vote of232-191; H.R. 5825, the Electronic
       Surveillance Modernization Act.

•	 Hamdan
       On September 28, the Senate passed, by a vote of 65-34, S. 3930, the Military Commissions
       Act of 2006. The House passed S. 3930 on September 29, clearing it for the President's
       signature.

•	 Senate Judiciary Conimittee Markup
   The Committee held a business meeting September 29 and approved the following
   nominations: Nora Barry Fischer, to be U.S. District Judge for the Western. District of
   Pennsylvania; Gregory Kent Frizzell, to be U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of
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Florida; Usa Godbey Wood, to be U.S. District Judge for theSouthemDistrict of Georgia;
Sharon Lynn Potter to be a U.S. Attorney for the NorthemDistnct oEWest Virginia; and
Deborah Jean Johnson Rhodes, to be a U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama..




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Office of the Assistant Attorney General                       Washington, D.C 20530


                                                               October 10, 2006

MEMORANDUM FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

FROM:              Ialnes H. Clinger       ~ ~e      .
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SUBJECT:           Weekly Report for October 2.2006 ­ October 13. 2006


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                                                                    October 16, 2006

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FROM:               James H. Clinger         ntt:::­
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'SUBJECT:           Weekly Report for October 16,2006 ­ October 27.2006


                                                 THE WEEK AHEAD

    Congress will be in recess.


                                                       TI-HS WEEK

    Congress is in recess.


                                                       LAST WEEK

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SUBJECT:          . Weekly Report for October 23.2006 - Nov~mber 3; 2006


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   Congress will be in recess.



                                               THIS WEEK


   Congress' is in recess.



                                               LAST WEEK


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                                                               October 3 L, 2006

MEMORANDUM FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

FROM:               James H. Clinger         9He '
                    Acting Assistant Attorney General

SUBJECT:            Weekly Report for October 30.2006 - November 10. 2006


                                              THE WEEK AHEAD

   Election Day wilt fall on Tuesday, November 7. Congress is expected to retl;lffi for its lame­
   duck session on No vember 13.


                                                THIS WEEK


   Congress is in recess.



                                                LAST WEEK


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                                                               November 7,2006

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                                              THE WEEK AHEAD


 •	 U.S. Shell Corporations
    On November 14, Associate Deputy Attorney General Stuart Nash will testify before the

    Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on

    Inyestigations at a hearing regarding U.S. shell corporations.


•	 Antitrust Concerrts with tlte NFL Sunday Ticket
   The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on November 14 regarding whether the
   Direct TV NFL Sunday Ticket is a collusive agreement for antitrust purposes. A
   representative from the Department ofJustice may be invited to testify.

•	 Nominations
   On November 14, the Senate JudiciaryCommittee is expected to hold a confirmation hearing
   on the nomination of Bill Mercer to be Associate Attorney General.	                      .

•	 Caller ID SpOOfing Act
   On November 15, the House judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland
   Security will hold a hearing regarding H.R. 5304, the Presenting Harassment through
   Outbound Number Enforcement Act. It has not been determined which Department official
   will testify atthis hearing.

•	 Puerto Rico
   On November 15, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel C.
   Kevin Marshall will testify before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee at a
   hearing regarding the White House Report ofDecember 2005 on Puerto Rico's status.
•	 Civil Rights Division
   On November 16, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Wan Kim
   will testify before the Senate JUdiciary Committee at a hearing entitled "Oversight of the
   Civil Rights Division."


                                       THIS WEEK


   Election Day is Tuesday, November 7.


                                       LAST WEEK


  Congress was in recess.




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     Office of the Assistant Attorney G~neral                         Washington. D.C. 20530


                                                                     November 14,2006

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                                                    THE WEEK AHEAD


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                                                       THIS WEEK


•      U.S. Sltell Corporations                                                       ,
       On November 14, Associate Deputy Attorney General Stuart Nash testified before the Senate
       Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Pennanent Subcommittee on Investigations at
       a hearing entitled "Failure to Identify Company Owners Impedes Law Enforcement.'!

•      Noltt:inations
       On November 14, the Senate Judiciary Conunittee held a hearing on the nomination of
       Thomas Hardiman, to be a U.S. Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

•      Caller ID Spoofing Act
       On November 15, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division Barry Sabin

       will testify before the House iudiciarySubcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland'

       Security at a hearing regarding H.R. 5304, the Preventing Harassment through Outbound

       Number Enforcement Act.


•     Puerto Rico
      On November 15, Deputy Assistant Attoniey general for the Office of Legal Counsel C.

      Kevin Marshall will testify before the Sena~e Energy and Natural Resources Committee at a

      hearing regarding the White House Report of December 2005 on Puerto Rico's status.

•   *Civil Rights Division
    Ori November 16, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Wan Kim will
    testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee at a hearing entitled "Oversight of the Civil
    Rights Division."

•   Indian Health Care
    On November 16, Deputy Assistant Attomey General for the Civil Division Rick Bekner will
    testify before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and the Senate Committee on Health,
    Education, Labor and Pensions at a joint" hearing regarding improving Indian health care for
    the 2 1sl century.                     .                      .


                                         LAST WEEK


Congress was in recess.




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                                                   THE WEEK AHEAD


    There is no activity to report at this ti,n:e.


                                                       THIS WEEK


Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, Congress is not expected to be in session.


                                                       LAST WEEK


•      U.S. Shell Corporatiolts
       On November 14, Associate Deputy Attorney General Stuart Nash testified before the Senate
       Homeland Security and Governmental Mfairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations at
       a hearing entitled "Failure to Identify Company Owners Impedes Law Enforcement."

•      No milt ations
       On November'l4, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the nomination of

       Thomas Hardiman, to be a U.S. Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.


       On November 16, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Stephen Conboy, to be U;S.
       Marshal for D.C. Superior Court.

•      Caller ID Spoofing Act
       On November 15, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for theCriminaLDivision Barry Sabin
       testified before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland
    Security at a hearing regarding H.R. 5304, the Preventing Harassment through Outbound
    Number Enforcement Act.

•   P'lerto Rico
    On November 15, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel C.
    Kevin Marshall testified before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee at a
    hearing regarding the White House Report of December 2005 on Puerto Rico's status.

•   *Civil Rights Division
    On November 16, Assistant Attomey General for the Civil Rights Division Wan Kim
    testified before the Senate JUdiciary Committee at a hearing entitled "Oversight of t~e Civil
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                                                                                         November 28, 2006

 MEMORANDUM FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

 FROM:                     James H~ Clingerq HQ
                           Acting Assistant Attorney General

 SUBJECT:                  Weekly Report for November 27, 2006 ­ December 8, 2006



                                               THE WEEK AHEAD


 •	 Insider Trading                                 .
    On December 5, Associate Deputy Attorney general Ron Tenpas will testify before the
    Senate Judiciary Committee at a hearing regarding inSIder trading investigations and
    enforcement.

•	   fBI Oversight
     On December 6~ Federal Bureau ofInvestigation Director Robert Mueller will testify before
     the Senate Judiciary Committee at a hearing regarding FBI Oversight.

•	 Bankruptcy Fraud
   On· December 6, Acting Director of the Executive Office for; U.S. Trustees Clifford White
   will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committe~ at a hearing entitled "Oversight of the
   Implementation of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act.".


                                                   THIS WEEK


Congress is ,not in session.


                                                  LAST WEEK


Congress was not in session.
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 Office of the Assistant Attorney General	                      Washington, D.C. 20530


                                                               December 5,2006


 MEMORANDUM FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL,


 FROM:             . James RCiinger

                     A.cting Assistant Attorney General


 SUBJECT:           Weekly Report fo~ December 4,2006 - December 15.2006




                                             THE WEEK AHEAD


There is no activity to report at this time.


                                               THIS WEEK


•	 Insider Trading
    On December 5, Associate Deputy Attorney General Ron Tenpas testified before the Senate
    Judiciary Committee at a hearlngentitled "Examining Enforcement of Criminal Insider
    Trading and Hedge Fund Activity."                                          ,

•	 FBI Oversight                                                                   ,
   On December 6, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert Mueller' will testify before
    the Senate Judiciary Committee at a hearing entitled "FBI Oversight."                 ,

•	 ,Bankruptcy Fraud
   On December'6, Acting Director of the Executive Office for U.S. Trustees Clifford White
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   Implementation of the Bank:rupt~y Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protectio,n Act."


                                               LAST WEEK


Congress was not in session.
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     Office of the Assistant Attorney General                      Washington, D.C. 20530


                                                                  December 12, 2006


     MEMORANDUM FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

. FROM:                 James H. Clinger Q t\Q
                        Acting Assistant A~torney General

 SUBJECT:               Weekly Report for December 11. 2006 - December 22. 2006


                                                THE WEEK AHEAD
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 There'is no activity to report at this time. The 110mCongress will convene on January. 4,         i9Jl7.

                                                  THIS WEEK


There is no activity to report at this time..


                                                  LAST WEEK


•	          Insider Trading
            On December 5, Associate Deputy Attorney General Ron Tenpas testified before the
            Senate Judiciary ·Comrhittee at a hearing entitled "Examining Enforcement of Criminal
            Insider Trading and Hedge Fund Activity."

•	          FBI Oversight
            On December 6, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert Mueller testified before
            the Senate JUdiciary Committee at a hearing entitled "FBI Oversight."

•	           Bankruptcy Fraud
          . On December 6, Acting Director of the Executive Office for U.S. Trustees Clifford
           . White testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee at a hearing entitled "Oversight of
             the Implementation of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act."
•     Nomilwtions
      On De.cember 8, the Senate continned the nominations of Kent Jordan, to be a U.S.
      Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and Rachel Paulose, to be U.S.
      Attorney for the District of Minnesota.

The House and Senate both adjourned Sine Die.
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                                                THE WEEK AHEAD


 The 1101h Congress will convene on January 4,2007.

 •      Department ojJustice Oversight                                     .
        Incoming Chainnan Leahy intends to schedule a Department of Justice oversight hearing for
        January at which you will testify. The tentative date is January 18, 2007.


                                                  THIS WEEK


There is no activity to report.


                                                  LAST WEEK


'There was no activity to report.
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    Office of the Assistant AttomeyGeneral                         Washington, D.C. 20530


                                                                  December 22, 2006


 MEMORANDUM FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

 FROM:                JamesH. Clinger        9. HE,
                      Acting Assistant Attorney General

 SUBJECT:            . Weekly Report for December 25.2006 -January 5,2006


                                                THE WEEK AHEAD .


The 110th Congress will con.vene on January 4,2007.

•      Department ofJustice Oversight
       Incoming Chairman Leahy intends to schedule a Department of Justice overslght hearing for
       January at which you will testify. The tentative date is January 18, 2007.


                                                      THIS WEEK


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 SUBJECT:              Weekly Report for January 1, 2007 - January 12, 2007



                                                THE WEEK AHEAD


•      Department ofJustice Oversight
       Incoming Chairman Leahy intends to schedule a Department of Justice oversight hearing for
       january at which you will testify. The tentative date is January 18, 2007.              .


                                                     THIS WEEK


The 11O lh Congress will convene on January 4,2007.


                                                     LAST WEEK


There wa~ no activity to report.
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    Office of the Assistant Attorney General                       Washington, D.C. 20530


                                                                  January 9,2007                     "'.   ;
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    MEMORANDUM FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

    FROM:              Rebecca Seidel          @
                       Deputy Assistant Attorney General

 SUBJECT:              Weekly Report for January 8, 2007 - January 19, 2007


                                               THE WEEK AHEAD


•      Department ofJustice Oversight
       fucomingChainnan Leahy has scheduled a Department of Justice oversight hearing for
       January 18, 2007 at which you will testify.


                                                   THIS WEEK·


•      Threat Assessment
       On January 11, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert, Mueller will testify before
     . the Senate Select Committee on futelligence at a hearing entitled "World Wide Threat
       Assessment."


                                                   LAST WEEK


The 110th Congress convened onJanuary 4,2007.
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    Office of the Assistant Attorney General                              Washington, D.C. 20530

                                                                         January 16, 2007


    'MEMORANDUM FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

    FROM:              Richard A. Hertling (lJ>.~
                       Acting Assistant Attorney General

    SUBJECT:           Weekly Report for January 15, 2007 - January 26,2007


                                                        THE WEEK AHEAD


..     Intelligence Reform
       On January 25, Federal Bureau of Investigation Deputy Director John Pistole will testify
       before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence at a hearing entitled '.'Intelligence
       Reform (IRTPA)."


                                                          THIS WEEK


•       Department ofJustice Oversight
        Incoming Chainnan Leahy has scheduled a Department of Justice oversight hearing for
        January 18, 2007 at which you will testify.


                                                          LAST WEEK


•     Threat Assessmeltt
      On January 11, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert Mueller testified before the
      Senate Select Committee on Intelligence at a hearing entitled "World Wide Threat
      Assessment. ..
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     Office of the Assistant Attorney General                         Washing/on. D.C. 20530


                                                                     January 23,2007


    MEMORANDUM FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

    FROM:               Richard A. Hertling .po¥.      ,                                         j ";


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                                                 THE WEEK AHEAD


    There is nothing to report at this time.


                                                     THIS WEEK


•        Iittelligence Reform
         On January 25, Federal Bureau of Investigation Deputy Director John Pistole will testify
         before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence at a hearing entitled "Intelligence
         Reform (IRTPA)."

•       Senate Judiciary Committee MarkUp
        On January 25, the Senate Judiciary Committee is schectuied to markup S. 214, To Amend
        Chapter 25 ofTitle 28, To Preserve the Independence ofUB. Attorneys.

•       Nominations
        On January 25, the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting agenda will also include the
        followirig nominations: Lisa Godbey Wood, tobe U.S: District Judge for the Southern
        District of Georgia; PhilIp S. Gutierrez, tobe US. District Judge for the Central District of
        California; Valerie L.Baker, to heUS. District Judge for the Central District of Califomia;
        Lawrence Joseph O'Neill, to be US. District Judge for the Eastern District of California;
        and Gregory Kent Frizzell, to be US. District Judge for the Northern District of Oklahoma.

•       Foreign 'Language Strategy
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        On January 25, Federal Bureau Investigation Director of the National Virtual Translation
        Center Everette Jordan will testify before the Senate Homeland Security Subcommittee on
        Government Management, the Federal Workforce and the District of Columbia at a hearing
     entitled "Lost in Translation: A Review of the Federal Government's Efforts to Develc:ip a
     Foreign Language Strategy."


                                         LAST WEEK


•   Department ofJustice Oversight
    Chainnan Leahy held a Department of Justice oversight hearing on January 18,2007, at
    which you testified.
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    Office of the Assistant Attorney General                        Washington, D.C. 20530

                                                                   January 30,2007


    MEMORANOUM FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

    FROM:              Richard A. Hertling ~~
                       Acting Assistant Attorney General

    SUBJECT:           Weekly Report for January 29.2007 - February 9.2007
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                                               THE WEEK AHEAD


    •   Genocide
        On February 5, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division Sigal
        Mandelker will testify before the Senate JUdiciary Subcommittee on Human Rights and the
        Law at a hearing entitled "Genocide and the Rule of Law."

•       Nominations
        The Senate Judiciary Committee has also noticed a confirmation hearing on pending judicial
        nominations for February 6. The list of nominations has not yet been finalized.

•       Anti-Spoofing Act
        On February 6, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division Barry Sabin
        will testify before the f[ouse Judiciary Committee at a hearing regarding RR._, the
        Preventing Harassment through Outbound Number Enforcement Act.

•       *United States Attorneys
        On February 7, Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty will testify before the Senate
        Judiciary Committee at a hearing entitled '''Is the DOJ Politicizing the Hiring and Firing of
        U.S. Attorneys?"

•       NICS
        On January 8, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homdand
        Security will hold a hearing regarding H.R. 297, the NICS Improvement Act 0[2007. A
        representative from the Federal Bureau otInvestigation will testify.
         •     Court Security
               On January 8, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland
               Security will hold a hearing regarding the Court Security Act of2007. A representative from
               the Department of Justice will testify.

         •     GWOT Supplemental
                On January 8, the House Select Intelligence Oversight Panel of the Committee on
                Appropriations will hold a closed hearing regarding the Global War on Terror (GWOT)
              . Supplemental for 2007. A representative from the Federal Bureau of Investigation will
                testify.

     •         Health Care Fraud
              On February 9, Associate Deputy Attorney General Ron Tenpas will testify before the House
              Oversight and Government Reform Committee at a hearing regarding he~lth care· fraud and
              drug pricing.


                                                     THIS WEEK


     •         *Presidential Signing Statements
               On January 31, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel John
               Elwood will testify before the House Judiciary Conunittee at a hearing entitled "Presidential
               Signing Statements under· the Bush Administration: A Threat to Checks and Balances and
               the Rule of Law?"


                                                     LAST WEEK


. •	 Intelligence Reform
             On January 25; Federal BiJreau of InvestIgation Deputy Director John Pistole testified before
             the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence at a hearing entitled "Intelligence Reform
             (IRTPA)."

 •           Nominations
             On January 25, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the following judicial nominations:
             Lisa Godbey Wood, to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Georgia; Philip S.
             Gutierrez, to be U.S. District Judge for the Central District of California; Valerie L. Baker, to
             be U.S. District Judge for the Central District of California; Lawrence Joseph O'Neill, to be
             U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District ofCalifQrnia; and Gregory Kent Frizzell, to be
             U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Oklahoma.

 •           Foreign Language Strategy
             On January 25,Federal Bureau of Investigation Director of the National Virtual Translation
             Center Everette Jordan testified before the Senate Homeland Security Subcommittee on
             Government Management, the Federal Workforce and the District of Columbia at a hearing
             entitled "Lost in Translation: A Review of the Federal Government's Efforts to Develop a
             Foreign Language Strategy."
                                                              U.S. Department of Justice


                                                              Office of Legislative Affairs




 Office of the Assistant Attorney General	                     Washington, D.C. 20530

                                                              February 6, 2007


 MEMORANDUM FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL


 FROM:              Richard A. Hertling tti'\ \l.
                    Acting Assistant Attorney General
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                                             THE WEEK AHEAD


 •	 United State$ Attorneys
    On February 15, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law
    will hold a hearing regarding the interim appointments ofUnite<l States Attorneys. .A
    representativ.e from the Department of Justice will testify.

•	 FOIA
    On February 15, Deputy Director of the Office of Infonnation and Privacy Melanie Pustay
    will testify before the House Oversight and Government Refonn Subconunittee on .
    Infonnation Policy, Census, and National Archives at a hearing entitled "The State of
    FOIA,"       .


                                               THIS WEEK


•	 Genocide
   On February 5, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division Sigal
   Mandelker testified before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law
   at a hearing entitled "Genocide and the Rule of Law."

•	 *United States Attorneys
   On February 6, Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty testified before the Senate Judiciary
   Committee at a hearing entitled "Is the DOJ Politicizing the Hiring and Firing of U.S.
   Attorneys?"
 •	 Anti-Spoofing Act.
     On February 6, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division Barry Sabin
     will testify before the House Judiciary Committee at a hearing regarding H.R. 740, the
     Preventing Harassment through Outbound Number Enforcement Act.

 •	 NomiIttit;oltS .
    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the following judicial nominations on
    February 6: John P. Bailey, to be aU.S. District JUdge for the Northern District of West
    Virginia; and Otis D. Wright, II, and George H. Wu, both to be U.S. District Judges for the
    Central District of California.

 •	 . GWOT Supplemental

      On February 8, the House Select Intelligence Oversight Panel6f the Committee on

    Appropriations will hold a closed hearing regarding the Global War on Terror (GWOT)

    Supplemental for 2007. A representative from the Federal Bureau of Investigation will
    testify.

•	 Health Care Fraud
   On February 9, ASsociate Deputy Attorney General Ron Tenpas will testify before the House
   Oversight and Government ReforrnCommittee at a hearing entitled "Allegations of Waste,
   Fraud, and Abuse in Phannaceutical Pricing: Financial Impacts on Federal Health Programs
   and the Federal Taxpayer"                    .


                                         LAST WEEK


•	 *Presidential Signing Statements
   On January 31, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel John
   Elwood testified before the House Judiciary Committee at a hearing entitled "Presidential
   SigningStatements under the Bush Administration: A Threat to Checks and Balances and the
   Rule of Law?"

•	 Nominations
  On January 30, the Senate confinned the nominations of Lisa Godbey Wood, to be a U.S.
  District Judge for the Southern District of Florida and Philip S. Gutierrez, to be a U.S.
  DistrictJudge for the Central District of California. On February 1, the Senate confinned the
  nominations of Valerie L. Baker, to be a U.S. District Judge for the Central District of
  California; Lawrence J. O'Neill, to be a U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of
  California; and Gregory K. Frizzell, to be a U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of
  Oklahoma.
                                                                 U.S. Department of Justice


                                                                 Office of Legislative Affairs




  Offi(:e of the Assistant Attorney General	                      Washington, p.e. 20530


                                                                 February 13, 2007


 MEMORANDUM FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

 FROM:	               Richard A. Hertling (l.}-o..,l

                      Acting Assistant Attorney General


 SUBJECT:	            Weekly Report for FebruaI}' 12. 2007 - February 23, 2007


                                               THE WEEK AHEAD


 Congress will be in recess.

 •	 Juvenile Gangs
    On February 19, United ,States Attorney Patrick Meehan will testify before the Senate

    Judiciary Committee at a field hearing in Philadelphia, PelUlsylvania regarding Juvenile

    Gangs.                                                 .



                                                 THIS WEEK


•	 Judicial Security and lndependf!,!ce Genocide
   On February 14, United States Marshals Service Director John F. Clark will provide a
   written statement for the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing entitled "Judicial S~~rit~d :­
   Independence."                                                                   ,. ...",.'
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    On .February 14, Deputy Director of the Office ofInfonnation and Privacy Melani~ Pus~'y
    will testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee o~, ~     :;:.:               .   '"-~
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    Infonnation Policy, Census, and National Archives at a hearing entitled "The Stat~~M "ttl

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•	 .Tribal Programs Budget Request .                          .                 .
    On February 15, Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs Regina
    Schofield will testify before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs in ahearing entitled
   "Oversight Hearing on the President's Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Request for Tribal

   Programs."

  •	 Terrorist Surveillance Program
     On February 15, Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division Kenneth
     Wainstein and Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel Steve
     Bradbury will testify before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence lit a closed hearing
     entitled "NSA Warrantless Surveillance Program."


                                           LAST WEEK


 •	 Gelwcide
    On February 5, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division Sigal
    Mandelker testified before the Senate Judiciary Subconunittee on Human Rights and the Law
    at a hearing entitled "Genocide and the· Rule of Law."

 •	 *United States Attorneys
    On February 6, Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty testified before the Senate judiciary
    Conunittee at a hearing entitled "Is the DOJ PoliticiZIng the Hiring and Firing of U.S.
    Attorneys?" As a follow up to a request from Senator Charles Schumer during the hearing,
    Deputy Attorney General McNulty will brief Senate Judiciary Committee members further
    about the issue on February 14.

•	 . Anti-Spoofing Act                       . .

     On February 6, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division Barry Sabin

     testified before the House Judiciary Committee at ahearirig regarding H.R. 740, the

     Preventing Harassment through Outbound Number Enforcement Act.


•	 Nominatjolts
   On Februaiy 6, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearin.g on the following judicial
   nominations on February 6: Jolm P. Bailey, to be a U.S. District Judge for the Northern
   District of West Virginia; and Otis D. Wright, II, and George·H. Wu, both to be U.S. District
   Judges for the Central District of California.

   On February 8, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the following judicial nominations:
   NonnanRandy Smith, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit; Nora Barry }<'ischer, to
   be U.S. District Judge for the Western District ofPennsylvania; Marcia Morales Howard, to
   be U.S. District Judge for the Middle District .0fFlorida; John Alfred Jarvey, to be U.S.
   District Judge for the Southern District ofIowa; 'and Sara Elizabeth Lioi, to be U.S. District
   Judge for the Northem District of Ohio.

•	 GWOT Supplemental                    ' .                                  .
   On February 8, FederalBureau of Investigation Assistant Director for the Finance Division
   and Chief Financial Officer Kevin Perkins testified. before the House Select Intelligence
   Oversight Panel of the Committee on Appropriations at a closed hearing regarding the

   Global War on Terror (GWOT) Supplemental for 2007.

•   Health Care Fraud
    On February 9, Associate Deputy Attorney General Ron Tenpas testified before the House
    Oversight and Government Reform Committee at a hearing entitled "Allegations of Waste,
    Fraud, and Abuse in PhaITIlaceutical Pricing: Financial Impacts on Federal Health Programs
    and the Federal Taxpayer." .
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                                               THE WEEK AHEAD


 •      Repayment ofStudent Loans for Public Prosecutors
        On February 27, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing regarding S. 442, the
        John R. Justice Prosecutors and Defenders Incentive Act of 2007.

•      Prosecution, ofBorder Patrol Agents
       The Senate Judiciary Comririttee has~entatively scheduled a hearing fOf February 27,
       regarding the prosecution of Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Rmpo's and Jose Compean. If this
       hearing is confirmed, a witness from the Departn1ent of Justice will te,stify.       .


                                                 THIS WEEK


Congress will be. inrecess.

•	      Juvenile Gangs
        On February 19, United States Attorney Patrick Meehan testified before the Senate
        Judiciary Committee at a field hearing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania regarding Juvenile
        Gangs and Mentoiing Programs;        ,




                                                LAST WEEK
 •	 Judicial Security and Independence
    On February 14, United States Marshals Service Director John F. Clark provided a written
    stlltement for the Senate judiciary Committee hearing entitled "Judicial Security and
    Independence."

 •	 FOIA
    On February 14, Deputy Director of the Office of Information and Privacy Melanie Pustay
    testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Infomlation
    Policy, Census, and National Archives at a hearing entitled "The State ofFOJA."

 •	 FY'07 DOJ Appropriations
    On February 14, by a vote of 81-15, the Senate passed H,J.Res. 20 which appropriates $463.5
    billion through September 30, 2007, for continuing projects and activities of the Federal
    Government. President Bush signed the bill into law on February 15.

•	 Nominatiolts
   On February 14, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Nora Barry Fisher to be a U.S.
   District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania; on February 15, the Senate
   confirmed Nonnan'Randy Smith to be a U.S. Circuit Judge for.the Ninth Circuit and Marcia
   Morales Howard to be a U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Florida.

    The Senate judiciary Committee approved the nominations of Dabney Friedrich and Beryl
    Howell to be members of the U.S. Sentencing Commission on February 15.

•	 Tribal Programs Budget Request
   On February 15" Assistant Attorney General for the Office ofJustice Programs Regina
   Schofield testified before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs in a hearing entitled
   "Oversight Hearing on the President's Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Request for Tribal
   Programs."                            .

•	 Terrorist Surveillance Program
   On February 15, Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division Kenneth
   Wainstein and Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Office of LegaJ Counsel Steve
   Bradbury testified before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence at a closed hearing
   entitled "NSA Warrantless Surveillance Program."
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 MEMORANDUM FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL


 FROM:	              Richard A. Hertling p-~v.

                     Acting Assistant Attorney General


SUBJECT:	            Weekly Report for February 26, 2007 - March 9, 2007


                                              THE WEEK AHEAD


•	 *United States Attorneys
    On March 6, Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General WiItiam Moschella will testify

    before the House JUdiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law at a .

   'hearing regarding H.R. 580, Restoring Checks and Balances in the Confirmation Process of

    U.S. Attorneys.

•	 *Antitrust Enforcement Agenda
    On March 7, Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division Thomas Barnett will

    testify before the Senate JUdiciary Subcommittee em Antitrust, Competition Policy and

    Consumer Rights at a hearing entitled "Oversight of the Antitrust Enforcement Agenda."


•	 Medicare and Health Care Fraud
   On March 8, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida Alex Acosta will

   testify before the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health and the House Ways and

   Means Subcommittee on Oversight at a joint hearing regarding Medicare and Health Care

   Fraud. A witness from the Department of Justice will testify. .


•	 FY07 Supplemental Requests
   On March 8, the House Permanent Select Corrunittee on Intelligence will h.old a hearing
   regarding the FY'07 Supplemental Request for the NIP and MIP. A witness from the
   Federal Bureau of Investigation will testify.

   On March 8, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence will hold a hearing regarding the

   FY'07 Supplemental Request for the NIP and MIP. A witness from the Federal Bureau of

   Investigation will testify

                                                THIS WEEK



' . 	 Efficient Location Policy
         On February 27, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Director of New
         Building Projects Mignon Anthony testified before the House Committee on Transportation
         and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Public Buildings, &onomic Development, and
         Emergency Management at a hearing entitle4 "GSA Case Study: Efficient Location Policy."

    •   Repayment ofStudent Loans for Public Prosecutors
        On Februazy 27, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing regarding S. 442, the John R.
        Justice Prosecutors and Defenders Incentive Act of2007:

 •      Nominations
        On March 1, ·the Senate JudiciazyCommittee will hold·a bUsiness meeting. The agenda .
        includes the following nominations: Thomas M. Hardiman; to be United States Circuit Judge
        for the Third Circuit; John Preston Bailey, to be U.S. District Judge for the Northel,1l District
        of West Virginia; Otis D. Wright, IT to be U.S. District Judge for the Central District of
        California; and George H. Wu to be U.S. District Judge for the Centrai District of California.


                                               LAST WEEK


Congress was in recess.

•       Juvenile Gangs
        On February 19, United States Attorney Patrick Meehan testified before the Senate Judiciary
        Committee at a field hearing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania regarding Juvenile Gangs and
        Mentoring Programs.                                                     .
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                                                                    March 6, 2007
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    SUBJECT:               Weekly Report for March 5. 2007 ~ March 16. 2007
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                                                   THE WEEK AHEAD


    •      Human Ihtelligence
           On March 13, Federal Bureau of Investigation Executive Assistant Director for the National
           Security Branch Willie Hulon will testifybefore the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
           at a hearing regarding Human Intelligence Programs in the Intelligence Community.


                                                     THIS WEEK


.•	 *United States AttOrrteys
    On March 6, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing entitled "Part II - Preserving
    Prosecutorial Independence: Is the Department of Justice Politicizing the Hiring and Firing
    of U.S. Attorneys?" The Department of Justice was not asked to testify at this hearing.

          On March 6, Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General William Moschella will testify
          before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law at a
          hearing entitled "H.R. 580, Restoring Checks and Balances in the Confirm.ation Process of
          U.S. Attorneys."
•         National Intelligence Program Budget
          On March 6, Federal Bureau of Investigation Associate Executive Assistarit Director for the
          National Security Branch Phil Mudd will testify before .the HimsePermanent Select
          Committee on Int~lligence at a hearing regarding the FY2008 Nation~l Intelligence Program
          Budget.




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 •	 Antitrust Oversight
    On March 7, Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division Thomas Barnett will
    testify before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and
    Consumer Rights at a hearing entitled "Oversight of the Enforcement of the Antitrust Laws."

 •	 Voting Deception
    On March 7, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing entitled "Protecting the
    Right 'to Vote: Election Deception and Irregularities in Recent Federal Elections." The
    Department of Justice has not been asked to testify at this hearing.

 •	 Seltate Judiciary Committee Markup ,
    The Senate Judiciary Committee has noticed an executive business meeting for March 8.
    The agenda includes the following bills: S. 236, the Federal Agency Data Mining Reporting
    Act of2007; S.261, the Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act of2007; S. 376, the
    Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of2007; S. 231, a bill to authorize the Edward Byrne
    Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program; S. 368, the COPS Improvements Act of2007;
    and S. 627, the Safe Babies Act.

    The agenda also includes the nominations of Thomas M. Hardiman to be United States
    Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit and Vanessa Lynne Bryant to be U.S. District Judge for
   .the District bf Connecticut.

•	 *McNulty Memorandum
   On March 8, Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Barry Sabin will testify before the
   House Judiciary Suhcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security at a hearing
   regarding "The McNulty Memorandum's Effect on the Right to Counsel in Corporate
   Investigations."

•	 Indian Health Care
   On March-8,Depl,lty Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division C. Frederick Beckner
   ill will testify before the Senate Indian Affairs ·Committee at a hearing regarding the Indian
   Health Care Improvement Act.

•	 Medicare and Health Care Fraud
   On March 8, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida Alex Acosta will
   testify before the House Ways and Means Subcorruni{tee on Health and on Oversight at a
   joint hearing regarding Medicare and Health Care Fraud.

•	 FY07 Supplemental Requests
   On March 8, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence will hold a hearing
   regarding the FY'07 Supplemental Request for the NIP and MIP. A witness from the
   Federal Bureau of Investigation will testify.

   On March 8, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence will hold a hearing regarding the
   FY'07 Supplemental Request for the NIP and MIP. A witness from the Federal Bureau of
   Investigation will testify.         .
                                            LAST WEEK



  •	 Repayment ofStudent Loans for Public Prosecutors
     On February 27, the Senate judiciary Committee held a hearing entitled "Strengthening Our
     Criminal Justice System: the Jo1m R. Justice Prosecutors and Defenders Incentive Act of
     2007."

      On March 1, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved by voice vote S. 442, the John R.
      Justice Prosecutors and Defenders Incentive Act of2007 with amendments from Senator
      Durbin on juvenile delinquency and fair allocation of programs, Senator Hatch requiring a
    . study of the impact of law school accreditation requirements, and Senator Cardin basing
      allocations on ability to pay.

 •	 Efficieltt Location Policy
    On February 27, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Director of New
    Building Projects Mignon Anthony testified before the House Committee on Transportation
    and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Public Buildings, Economic Development, and
    Emergency Management at a hearing entitled "GSA Case Study: Efficient Location Policy."

 •	 Judicial Disclosure
    On February 28, theHouse Judiciary Committee approved by voice vote H.R. 1130, the
    Judicial Disclosure Responsibility Act.

.•	 Nominations
    On February 28, the Senate con~rmed the nominations of Dabney Friedrich and Beryl
    Howell to be Members of the U.S. Sentencing Commission.

    On March 1, the Senate judiciary Committee approved the nominations of Jo1m Preston
    Bailey, to be U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of West Virginia; Otis D. Wright,
    II to be U.S. District Judge for the Central District of California; and George H. Wu to be
    U.S. District Judge for the Central District of California. The nomination of Thomas M.
    Hardiman, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit was held.

•	 CourtSecurity                                                        .
   On March 1, the Sen~te Judiciary Committee approved by voice vote S. 378, the Court
   Security Improvement Act of2007 with a Kyl amendment to deauthorize the twelfth seat in
   the D.CCircuit and reassign it to the Ninth Circuit.
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 MEMORANDUM FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

 FROM:	             Richard A. Hertling

                    Acting Assistant Attorney General



 SUBJECT:	          Weekly Report for· March 12, 2007 - March 23, 2007




                                             THE WEEK AHEAD



•	 Conibating WarProjiteering
   On March 20, Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division Bany
   Sabin will testify before the Semite Judiciary Committee at a hearing entitled "Combating
   War Profiteering: Are We Doing Enough to .Investigate and Prosecute Contracting Fraud and
   Abuse in Iraq?"

•	 National Security Letters
   On March 20, Federal Bureau of Investigation General Counsel Valerie Caproni will testify
   before the Senate Judiciary Committee at a hearing regarding the Office of the Inspector
   Generai's Report on National Security Letters.                               .

•	 Identity Theft
    On March 21, Associate Deputy Attorney General.Ron Tenpas will testify before the Senate
  . Judiciary Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology, and Homeland Security'at a hearing
    entitled "Identity Theft: Innovative Solutions for an Evolving Problem."

•	 FY 2008 Appropriations           .                                                   .
   On March 22, you will testify before the House Appropriations Subcommittee oil Commerce,
   Justice, Science and Other Related Agencies in a hearing regarding Department of,
   Justice appropriations for FY 2008.
     On March 22, Drug Enforcement Administration Administrator
     Karen Tandy and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, . Firearms and
     Explosives Acting Director Michael J. Sullivan will testify
     before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and
     Other Related Agencies in a heari~gregarding Drug Enforcement
     Admiriistration and Alcohol, Tobacco, FiTearms and Explosives
     appropriations for FY 2008.

 •	 Unsolved Civil Rights Crime
    On March22, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland
    Security will hold hearing regarding the Emmitt Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act. The
    Department of Justice was not asked to testify at this hearing;

 •	 Civil Rights Division Oversight
    On March 22, Assist~nt Attorney General forthe Civil Rights Division Wan Kim will testify
    before the House Judiciary Committee at a hearing entitled "Civil Rights Division
    Oversight. "


                                          THIS WEEK


•	 Human Intelligence                       .
   On March 13, Federal aureau ,of Investigation Executive Assistant Director for the National
   Security Branch Willie T. Hulon testified before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
   at a closed hearing regarding Human Intelligence Programs in the Intelligence Community.

•	 Nominations                                            .
   On March 13, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a nominations hearing on the
   following nominations: Halil Suleyman Ozerden, to be UJ~L District Judge for the Southern
   District of Mississippi; Benjamin Hale Settle, to be U.S. District}udge for the Western
   District of Washington and Frederick 1. Kapala, to be U.S. District Judge for the Northern
   District of Illinois.


                                          LAST WEEK


•	 United States Attorneys
   On March 6, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing entitl~d "Part II - Preserving
   Prosecutorial Independence: Is th~. Department of Justice Politicizing the Hiring and Firing
   of U.S. Attorneys?" The DepaJ1rnent of lusticewas not asked to testify at this hearing.

  :March 6, Principal AssoCiate Deputy Attorney General William Moschella testified before
   the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and AdIninis.trative Law at a'hearing
   entitled 'iLK 580, Restoring Checks and Bala"nces in the Confirmation Process of U.S.
   Attorneys."
    •      National Intelligence Program Budget
           On March 6, Federal Bureau of Investigation Associate Executive Assistant Director for the
           National Security Branch Phil Mudd appeared before the House Permanent Select
           Committee on Intelligence at a hearing regarding the FY2008 National Intelligence Program
           Budget.

    •     Antitrust Oversight
          On March 7, Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division Thomas Barnett testified
          before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer
          Rights at a hearing entitled "Oversight of the Enforcement of the Antitrust Laws."

    •     Voting Deceptio'n
          On March 7, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing entitled "Protecting the Right to
          Vote:EI~ction Deception and Irregularities in Recent Federal Elections." The Department of
          Justice was n.ot asked to testify at this hearing.

    •     Nominations
          On March 8, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nominations of Thomas M.
          Hardiman to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit and Vanessa Lynne Bryant
          to be U.S. District Judge for the Dlstrict or Connecticut.

          The Senate approved the nominations of Jo1m Alfred Jarvey to bea U.S. District Judge for
          the Southern District ofIowa and Sara ElizabethLioi to be a U.S. DistriCt fudge. for the
          Northern District of Ohio.

•        McNulty Memorandum
         On March 8, Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Barry Sabin testified before the
         House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security at a hearing
         regarding "The McNulty Memorandum's Effect on the Right to Counsel in Corporate
         Investigations."

•         Indian H~alth Care
        . On March 8, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Ciyil Divjsion C. Frederick Beckner
          III testified before the Senate Indian Affairs Committee at a hearing regarding the Indian
          Health Care Improvement Act.

•         Medicare and Health Care Fraud
        . On March 8; United States Attorney for the S.outhern District of Florida Alex Acota will
          testify before the House Ways and M~~ns Subcommi t te,e on Heal th and
         the Subcommittee. on Oversight in a hearing regarding Medicare
         and Health Care Fraud.
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FROM:                ' Richard A. HertUng #-~

                       Acting Assistant Attorney General


SUBJECT:               Weekly Report for March 19, 2007 - March 30. 2007



                                               THE WEEK AHEAD


•       Human il'a/fickbtg
        On Match 26, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Grace Chung
        Becker will testify before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law
        at a ,heariIig entitled "Legal Options to Stop Hwnan Trafficking."

•      FBI Oversight
       On March 27, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert Mueller will testify before the
       Senate Judiciary Committee at ~ hearing entitled "Oversight of the Federal Bureau of
       lnvestigation. OJ                                                               '




•      FY 2008 Appropriations,
       On March 27, Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs and Office of
      ,Community Oriented PolicingServices Director Carl Peed will testify before the House
       Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, iustice, Science and Other Related Agencies at
       a hearing regardin'g State and Local Grant Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2008.

       On March 27. United States Marshals Service Director John Clark, Federal Bureau of
       Prisons Director Harley Lappinand Office ofthe Detention Federal TlUstee Stacia Hylton
       will testify before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science
       and Other Related Agencies at a hearing r,egarding United States Marshals Service, Bureau
       of Prisons, ~d Offic,e of the Detentio'Ii Trustee Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2008.

      On March 27, Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General William Moschella, Principal
      Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division Jeff Bucholtz, arid Assistant
      Attorney General Ken Wainstein will testify ~efore the House Appropriations' Subcommittee'
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      on Commerce, Justice, Science and Other Related Agencies at a hearing regarding National
      Security Division Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2008.

     On March 28, ChiefIriformation Officer Vance Hitch will testify before the House
     Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Other Related Agencies at
     a hearing regarding Justice I:nformation Sharing TechnologylNarrowband Appropriations for
     Fiscal Year 2008.

 •	 Natiollal Security Letters
     On March 28, Federal Bureau of I:nvestigation General Counsel Valerie Caproni and an
   . additional wit~ess from tpe Department ofJustice will testify before the Senate Judiciary
     Committee at a hearing regarding the Office ofthe In~pector General's Report on the Federal
     Bureau of Investigation's use of Nlltional. Security Letters.

 •	 Cohell Settlement
     Oil March 29, Associate Attorney General Bill Mercer will testify before the Senate Indian
    'Affairs Committee at a hearing regarding the Cobell Legislative Settlement Proposal.

•	 Presidential Pardol' Process
    On March 29, Pardon Attorney Roger Adams will testify before the House Judiciary
    Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security at a hearing regarding the
    Presidential Pardon Process.


                                          THIS WEEK


•	 Comhatillg   W~r Profiteerillg                                            .
    On March 20, Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division Bany,
    Sabintestified before the Senate Judiciary'Committee at a h~ng entitled, "Combating War
    Profiteering: Are We Doing Enough to Investigate arid ProseCute Contracting Fraud and
    Abuse in Iraq?"

•	 . National Security Leiters
   On March 20, Inspector General Glenn A. Fine and Federal Bureau ofInvestigatjon General
   Counsel Valerie Caproni testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee at a hearing
   regarding the Office ofthe Inspector General's Report on National Security Letters.

   On March 21, Inspector General Glenn A. Fine will testified before the Senate JUdiciary
   Cominittee at a hearing entitled "Misuse of Patriot Act I,>owers: The Inspector General's
   Findings ofbnproper Use ofthe Na~ionalSecurity Letters by the FBI." Noone from the
   Federal Bureau ofmvestigation was asked to testify at this hearing.

•	 S. 214, Preserving United States Attorlleys Independence Act of2007
   On March 20, in the Senate, the Kyl Amendment to repeal the interim U.S. Attorney
   authority statute leaving the Vacancies Act to address the appointment authority was
   defeated by a vote of 40,56.

   The Sessions Amendment to limit the court's authority by requiring the court to appoint an
       employee of the Department of Justice or federal law enforcement officer, req~iring the court
       to give the .A.ttbmey General seven days' notice ofthe identity of the appointee, and
       prohibiting the appointment of any person under investigation by the Inspector General of a
       federal department or agency was defeated by a vote of 47-50.

      S. 214 w~s subsequently approved by a vote of94-2, with Senators Bond and Hagel voting
      against the legislation.                                                           .

 •	 Identity Theft                                                                           .
      On March 21, Associate Deputy Attorney Gen,eral Ron Tenpas will testify before the Senate
      Judiciary Subcommittee on Terrorism, Teclrnology, and Homeland Security at a hearing
      entitled "Identity Theft: Innovative Solutions for an Evolving Problem."      .

•	    Civil iUghts Dlvision Oversight                             ..
      On March 22, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Wan Kim will testify
      before the House Judiciary Committee at a hearing entitled "Civil Rights Division
      Oversight."


                                            LAST WEEK


•	 Human1ntel/igence                                                                 .
      On March 13, Federal Bureau of Investigation Executive Assistant Director for the National
      Security Branch.WiUie T. ;Hulon testified before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
      at a closed hearing regarding Human Intelligence Programs in the Intelligence Community.

•	 Nominations
     On March 13, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a nominations hearing on the following
     nominations: Halil SUleyman Ozetden, to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of
     Mississippi; Benjamin Hale Settle, to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of
     Washington and Frederick J. Kapala, to be U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of
     Illinois.

     On March 15, the Senate confirmed the following.nominations: Thomas Hardiman, to be a
     U.S. Circuit Judge forthe Third Circuit; John P. Bailey, to be a US. District Judge for the
     Northern District of West Virginia; and Otis D. Wright, II. to be a U.S. District Judge fOr the
     Central District of California.

•	 Senate Judiciary Com!1tittee MarkUp                                   .
     On Match 15, a1 its Executive Business Meeting, the Senate Judiciary Conunittee approved
     the authority to issue subpoenas in connection with the investigation into replacement or US.
     Attorneys.

     At the March 15 meeting the Committee also approved the following legis lation: S. 261, the
     Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act of20Q7; S.231, a bill to authorize the Edward
     Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program, with a vote of is yeas and one pass; S.
     36S, the COPS Improvement Act of2007; S. 627, the Safe Babies Act; arid S. 863, the
     Emergency and Disaster Assistance Fraud Penalty Enhancement Act of 2007.. And the
Committee approved th~ nomination of John Wood, to be U.S. Attomey for the Western
District of Missouri.
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 SUBJECT:	           Weekly Report for March 26, 2007 - April 6, 2007


                                             THE WEEK AHEAD


 Congress will be in recess.

 •	 Radicalization
     On AprilS, Federal Bureau of Investigation Assistant Director in Charge J. Stephen Tidwell
     will testifY at a field hearing entitled "Radicalization, Infonnation Sharing and Community
     Outreach: Protecting the Homeland from Homegrown Terror." Bureau of Prisons Assistant
     Director of the Correctional Programs Division John Vanyur will provide a written
     statement.


                                               THIS WEEK


•	 Humalt Trafficking
    On March 26-, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Grace Chung
    Becker testified before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee ori Human Rights and the Law at
    a hearing entitled "Legal Options to Stop Human Trafficking."

•	 FBI Oversight                                      "

    On March 27. Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert Mueller testified before the

    Senate Judiciary Conunittee at a hearing entitled "Oversight ofthe Federal Bureau of

    Investigation.'"                   .


".	 FY 2008 Appropriations
    On March 27, Office of Violence Against Women Acting Director Mary Beth Buchanan,
    Assistant Attorney G~neral for the Office of Justice Programs Regina B. Schofield and
          Office of Conununity Oriented Policing Services Director Carl Peed will testify before the
          House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Other Related
          Agencies ata hearing regarding State and Local Grant Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2008.

         On March 27, United States Marshals Service Director Jolm Clark, Federal Bureau of
         Prisons Director HarleyLappin and Office of the D~tention Federal Trustee Stacia Hylton
         will testify before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science
         and Other Related Agencies at a hearing regarding United States Marshals Service, Bureau
         of Prisons, and Office ofthe Detention Trustee Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2008.

     •	 Cruise Ship' Crimes
        On March 27, Federal Bureau of Investigation Deputy Assistant Director Salvador
        Hernandez will testify before the House Transportation and InfrastructureSubco111Wittee on
        Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation at a hearing regarding crimes against Americans
        on cruise ships.

     •	 Domestic Intelligence
         On March 27, Federal Bureau of Investigation Executive Assistant Director for the National
       . Security Branch Willie T. Hulon and Drug Enforcement Administration InteHigence .
         Division Assistant Administrator Anthony P. Placido wiH testify before theHouse
         Pennanent Select Committee on Intelligence at a closed hearing regarding the integration of
         domestic intelligence.                                                             .

 •	 National Security Letters
    On March 28, Inspector General Glenn A.Fine, Assistant Attorney General for the National
    Security Division Kenneth Wainstein, and Federal Bureau of Investigation Deputy Director
    John S. Pistole wiU testify before the House Pennanent Select Committee on Intelligence at
    an open hearing regarding the Office of the Inspector General's Report on the Federal
    Bureau of Investigation's use of National Security Letters.

•	 Cobell Settlement
   On March 29, Associate Attorney General William W. Mercer will testifY before the Senate
   Indian Affairs Committee at a hearing regarding the Cobell Legislative Settlement Proposal.

•	 Presidential Pardon Process
   On March 29; Pardon Attorney Roger Adams will testify before the House Judiciary
   Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and· Homeland Security at a hearing regarding the
   Presidential Pardon Process.


                                               LAST WEEK


,	     Combating War Profiteering
       On March 20, Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division Barry
       Sabin testIfied before the Senate Judiciary Committee at a hearing entitled "Combating War
       Profiteering: Are We Doing Enough to Investigate and Prosecute Contracting Fraud and
       Abuse in Iraq?"
 •	   *National Security Letters
      On March 20, Inspector General Glenn A. Fine and Federal Bureau of Investigation General
      Counsel Valerie Caproni testified before the Senate judiciary Committee at a hearing
      regarding the Office of the Inspector General's Report on National Security Letters.

      On March 21, Inspector General Glenn A. Fine will testified before the Senate Judiciary
      Committee ata hearing entitled "Misuse of Patriot Act Powers: The InspeCtor General's
      Findings of Improper Use of the National Security Letters by the FBI." No one from the          I


      Federal Bureau ofInvestigation was asked to testify at this hearing.                            !,
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 •	   *S. 214, Preserving United States Attorneys Independence Act of2007

      On March 20, in theSenate, the Kyl Amendment to repeal the interim U.S. Attorney

      authority statute leaving the Vacancies Act to address the appointment authority was

      defeated by a vote of 40-56.


      The Sessions Amendment to limit the court's authority by requiring the court to appoint an
      employee of the Department of Justice or federal law enforcement officer, requiring the court
      to give the Attorney General seven days' notice of the identity of the appointee, and
      prohibiting the appointment of any person under Investigation by'the Inspector General of a
      federal department or agency was defeated by a vote of 47-50.

      S. 214 was subsequently approved by a vote of 94-2, with Senators Bond and Hagel voting
      against the legislation. The House approved its companion bill H.R. 80 on March 26.

•	 ldelitity Theft .
   On March 21, Associate Deputy Attorney General Ron Tenpas testified before the Senate
   Judiciary Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology, and Homeland S'ecurity at a hearing
   entitled "Identity Theft: IrmovativeSolutions for an Evolving Problem."

•	 Civil Rights Divisioi, Oversight
   On March 22, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Wan Kim testified
   before the House Judiciary Committee at a hearing entitled "Ciyil Rights Division .
   OV,ersight...       .
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 SUBJECT:           Weekly Report for April 2, 2007 - April 13,2007


                                            THE WEEK AHEAD


 •   Post-Katrina .	Efforts                       .
     On April 10, United States Attorney for the Ea~tern District of Louisiana Jim Letten will
     testify before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime; Terrorism, and Homeland
     Security at a field hearing in New Orleans, Louisiana regarding Post-Katrina Efforts.

•	 Tax Enforcement
   On April 12, Assistant Attorney General for the Tax Division Eileen O'Conp.or will testify
   before the.Senate Finance COmmittee at a hearing regarding ~ tax enforcement issue.

•	 DOJAppropriations
   On April 12, you will testify before the Senate Appropriations Suhcornrriittee       on
                                                                                   Commerce,
   Justice, Science and Related Agencies at a hearing regarding the Department of Justice
   Fiscal Year 2008 Appropriations.


                                              TillS WEEK


Congress will be in recess.

•	 Radicalization
   On April 5, Federal Bureau of Investigation Assistant Director in Charge J. Stephen Tidwell
   will testify at a field hearing entitled "Radicalization, Infonnation Sharing and Community
   Outreach: Protecting the Homeland.from Homegrown Terror." Bureau of Prisons Assistant
   Director ofthe Correctional Programs Division John Vanyur will provide a written
   statement.
                                           LAST WEEK




  •	 Human Traffickblg
     On March 26, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Grace Chung
     Becker testified before the Senate judiciary Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law at
     a hearing entitled "Legal Options to Stop Human Trafficking."

 •	 FBI Oversight
    On March 27, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert Mueller testified b~fore the
    Senate Judiciary Committee at a hearing entitled "Oversight of the Federal Bureau of
    In vestigation."

 •	 FY 2008 Appropriations
    On March 27, Office of Violence Against Women Acting Director Mary Beth Buchanan,
    Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs Regina B. Schofield and
    Office of Community Oriented Policing Services Director Carl Peed testified before the
   'House Appropriations Subcommittee on'Commerce, Justice, Science and Other Related
    Agencies at a hearing regarding S'tate and Local Grant Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2008.

    On March 27, United States Marshals Service Director Jolm Clark, Federal Bureau of
    Prisons Director Harley Lappin and Office of the Detention Federal Trustee Stacia Hylton,
    testified before the House Appropriations Subconunittee on Commerce; Justice, Science and
    Other Related Agencies at a hearing regarding United States Marshals Service, Bureau of
    Prisons, and Office of the Detention Trustee Appropriations for Fiscal 'year 2008.

•	 Cruise Ship Crimes
    On March 27, Federal Bureau of Investigation Deputy Assistant Director Salvador
    Hernandez testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on
    Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation at a hearing regarding crimes against Americans
   ,on cruise ships.

•	 Domestic Intelligence
   On March 27, Federal Bureau offuvestigation Executive Assistant pirector for the N~tional
   Security Branch Willie T. Hulon and Drug Enforcement Administration Intelligence
   Division Assistant Administrator Anthony P.' Placido testified before the House Permanent
   Select Committee on Intelligence at a closed hearing regarding the i,ntegration of domestic
   intelligence.	                ' '

•	 National Security Letters
   On March 28, Inspector General Glenn A. Fine, Assistant Attorney General for th~ National
   Security Division Kenneth Wainstein, and Federal Bureau of Investigation Deputy Director
   John S. Pistole testified before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence at an
   open he;uing regarding the Office of the Inspector General's Report on the Federal Bureau of
   Investigation's use of National Security Letters.                        '
•   Cobell Settlement
    On March 29, Associate Attorney General William W. Mercer testified before the Senate
    Indian Affairs Committee at a hearing regarding the Cobell Legislative Settlement Proposal.

•   United States Attomey Firiligs
    On M.arch 29, fonner Chief of Staff to the Attorney General D. Kyle Sampson testified
    before the Senate Judiciary Committee at a hearing entitled "Preserving Prosecutorial
    Independence: Is the Department of Justice Politicizing the Hiring and Firing of U.S.
    Attorneys?-Part ill."
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 SUBJECT:            Weekly Report for April 9, 2007 - April 20, 2007


                                              THE WEEK AHEAD


•	 Department Oversight
   On April 17, you will testify before the Senate JudiCiary Committee at a hearing regarding
     Oversight of the Department of Justice.

•	 FISA Modernization
    On April 17, Assistant Attomey General for the National Security Division Kenneth

    Wainstein will testify before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence a~ a hearing

    regarding FISA Modernization.


•	 Medicare Program Efficiency
    On April 18, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing
    regarding Medicare Program Efficiency and Integrity. A representative from the Department
    will testify.

•	 HateCrimes
   On April 18, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime; Terrorism and Homeland
    Security'will hold a hearing regarding Hate Crimes legislation and a markup on April 19. No
    one from the Department has been invited to testify at this hearing:

•	 Telecom Carrier Liability
   On April 19, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsei Steve
   Bradbury and Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division Carl Nichols will
   testify before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence at a closed h~aring regarding the
   Terrorist Surveillance Program and Telecom Carrier Liability.
  •	 Appropriations
     On April 19, Drug Enforcement Administration Administrator Karen P. Tandy, Bureau of
     Alcohol, Tobacco, Fireanns and Expiosives Acting Director Michaen. Sullivan, and United
     States Marshals Service DirectorJohn F. Clark will testify before the Senate Appropriations
     Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agenci~s at a hearing regarding
     FY 2008 Appropriations for the Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Alcohol,
     Tobacco, Fireanns and Explosives and United States Marshals Service:


                                           THIS WEEK


 •	 Post-Katrina. Efforts
    On April 10, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana Jim Letten testified
    before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security at a
    field hearing in New Orlea-ns, Louisiana entitled "The Katrina lrripact on Crime and the
    Criminal Justice System inNew Orleans." .

 •	 Nominations
    On April II, the Senate Judiciary Committ~e will hold a Judicial Nominations hearing. The
    following nominations are on the agenda: Debra Ann Livingston, to be United States Circuit
    Judge for the Second Circuit; Roslyn Renee Mauskopf, to be a United States District Judge
    for the Eastern District of New York; Richard Sullivan, to be a United States District Judge
    for the Southern District of New York; and Joseph S. Van Bokkelen, to be a United States
    District Judge for the Northern District of Indiana. .

•	 Tax Enforcement
   On April 12, Assistant Attorney General for the Tax Division Eileen O'CoIlllor will testify
   before the Senate Finance Committee at a hearing entitled "Filing Your Taxes: An Ounce of
   Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure."

•	 Closed Hearing
   On April 12, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel Steven G.
   Bradbury will testify before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence at a closed heiuing
   regarding a "closed hearirig" matter.


                                         LAST WEEK


Congress was in recess.

•	 Radicalization
   On April 5, Federal Bureau of Investigation Assistant Director in Charge J. Stephen Tidwell
   testified at a field hearing entitled "Radicalization, Information Sharing and Community
   Outreach: Protecting the Homeland from Homegrown Terror." Bureau of Prisons Assistant
   Director of the Correctional Programs Division John Vanyur provided a written statement.
                                                               U~S.   Department of Justice


                                                               Officc of Legislative Affairs




 Office of the Assistant Attorney General	                      Washing/on. D.C. 20530

                                                               April 17,2007



 MEMORANDUM FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

"FROM:	              Richard A. Hertling
                     Acting Assistant Attorney General

 SUBJECT:           Weekly Report for April 16. 2007 - April 27. 2007



                                             THE WEEK AHEAD


•	 Iraqi Security Forces                                                                 .
   On April 25, the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will
   hold a hearing reg"arding contracting issues relating to the Iraqi Security Forces. A
   representative from the Department will testifY at this hearing.
•	 Appropriations             "
   On April 26, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert Mueller will testifY before the
  "Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies
   at a hearing regardingFY 2008 Appropriations for the Federal Bureau ofInvestigation.


                                               THIS WEEK


•	 Medicare Program Effici~ncy "                                              .      "
   On April 18, Senior Counsd to the Deputy Attorriey General and Special Counsel for Health
   Care Fraud Daniel S.Fridinan will testify before the House Energy and Commerce
   Subcommittee on Health at a hearing entitled "Medicare Program Efficiency arid Integrity."

•	 Hate Crimes
   On April 17, the House JUdiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland
   Security will hold a hearing regarding Hate Crimes legislation. The Committee will markup
   this legislation on Aprjl 19. No one from the Department has been invited to testify at the
   April 17 hearing.
    • . Department Oversight
        On April 19, you will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee at a hearing regarding
        Oversight of the Department of Justice.

    •    Telecom Carrier Liability
         On April'19, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel Steve
         Bradbury and Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division Carl Nichols will
         testify before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence at a closed hearing regarding the
         Terrorist Surveillance Program and TelecomCarrier Liability.

    •    AppropriatiOlls
         On April 19, Drug Enforcement Administration Administrator Karen P. Tandy, Bureau of
         Alcohol, Toba~co,Fireanns and Explosives Acting Direc~or Michael J.Sullivan, and United
         States Marshals Service Director John F: Clark will testify before th~ Senate Appropriations
         Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies at a hearing regarding
         FY 2008 Appropriations for the Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Alcohol,
         Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and United States Marshals Service.                  .


                                              LAST WEEK


•       Post-Katr(na Efforts
        On April 10, United States Attorney for the Eastern District ofLouisiana Jim Letten testified
        before the House Judiciary sUbcoriunittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security at a
        field hearing in New Orleans, Louisiana entitled "The Katrina Impact on Crime and the
        Criminal Justice System in New Orleans."

•       Nominations
        On April 11, the S~nat.e JudlciE).!}' Committee held a Judici~l Nominations hearing on the
        following nominations: Debra Ann Livingston, to be United States Circuit Judge for the
        Secon<J Circuit; Roslyn Renee Mauskopt," to be a United States District Judge for the Eastern
        District otNew York;. Richard Sullivan, to be a United States District Judge for the Southern
        District of New York; and Joseph S. Van Bokkelen, to be a United States District Judge for
        the Northern District of Indiana.                                                 .

•     Senate Judiciary Committee Markup
      On April 12, the Senate JUdiciary Committee authorized subpoenas for DOJ and White
      House documents; they authorized sUbpoenasreiating to Will Moschella and Scott Jennings
      but held over the authorization for subpoena on Sara Taylor. During the debate Senator Kyl
      made clear that tpe authorization was for documents only and not the Attorney General and
    · that the Attorney General's appearance next week for testimony is not in response to the
      subpo~na. Chairman Leal).y did mention that the Attorney. General had not responded to all
      of the Questions for the' Record from the January hearing.                  .

        Additi~nally, the Committee. approved the nomination ofHalil Ozerden, to be United States
      District Judge for the Southern District ofMissisippi. They held over the following

    · nominations: Frederick 1. Kapala, to be a United StateS District Judge for the Northern

    · District of Illinois; Benjamin Hale Settle, to be a United States District Judge for the

         Western District of Washington; and Robert Gideon Howard, Jr. to be a United States
        ,Marshall for the Eastern Distrlct of Washington

    • 'Tax Enforcement
       On April 12, Assistant Attorney General for the Tax Divisi9n Eileen O'Connor will testify
       before,the Senate Finance Committee at a hearing entitled "Fili~g Your Taxes: An Ounce of
       Prevention is Worth a Po~nd of Cure."
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    •   Closed Hearing'                              ,
        On April 12, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel Steven G.
        Bradbury will testify before the Senate Select Committee on InteIligence at a closed hearing
        regarding a "closed hearing" matter.
                                                                  U.S. Department of Jnstice


                                                                  Office of Legislative Affairs




     Office of the Assistant Attorney General	                     Washington, D.C. 20530


                                                                  April 24, 2007



 MEMORANDUM FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
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                                                 THE WEEK AHEAD


 •	 FISA Modemization
    On May I, Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division Kenneth Wainstein
    will testify before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence at a hearing regarding FISA
    Modernization.

•	 Hawaiian Government
   On May 3, Deputy Assistant AttomeyGeneral for the Environment and Natural Resources

   Division Ryan Nelson will testify before the Seriate Indian Affairs CO~lttee at a hearing

   regarding S. 310, the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act.



                                                   THIS WEEK


•	 Nominations
     On Apri124; the Senate confiITI1ed the nomination ofHalil Suleyman Ozerden, to be a U.S;

   . District Judge forthe Southern District of Mississippi, by a vote of95-0.


•	     Violent Crime Rates
       On April 24, Senior Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General Mark Epley will testify befo.re
       the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and HOniel~nd Security at a hearing
       entitled "Reduction' of Federal Funding for Law Enforcement and its hnpact on Violent
       Crime Rates."
     •	 Iraqi Security Forces
         On April 25, the House Anned Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will
         hqld a hearing regarding contracting issues relating to the Iraqi Security Forces. A
        representative from the Department will testify at this [learing.

     •.	 Classification ojGovernment Information
         On April 26, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director for the Directorate of Intelligence
         Wayne M. Murphy will testify before the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on
         intelligence, Information Sharing, and Terrorism Risk Assessment at a hearing entitled "The
         Over-Classification and Pseudo-Classification of Government Information: The Response of
         the Program Manager of the Information Sharing Environment."

     •	    CrimiTtal Background Checks        .                             .
           On April 26, Senior Counsel for the Office of Legal Policy Frank Campbell will testify
           before the House judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security at a
           hearing entitled "Employer Access to Criminal Background Checks: The Need for Efficiency
           and Accuracy."

 •	 Appropriations
    Oil April 26,. Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert S. Mueller will testify before
    the Senate Appropriations-Subconunittee on Commerce', Justice, Science and Related
    Agencies at a hearing regarding FY 2008 Appropriations for the Federal Bureau of
    Investigation.


                                                  LAST WEEK


 •	 Hate Crimes

    On April 17, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Cri.r:ne, Terrorism and Homeland

    Security held a hearing regarding Hate Crimes legislation.' The Committee marked up this

    legislation on April 19. No one from the Department was invited to testi'fy at the April 17

    hearing.                                         " . 


•	 Medicare Program Effidency
   On April 18, Senior Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General and Special Counsel for Health
   Care Fraud Daniel S. Fridman testified before the House Energy and Commerce·
   Subcommittee on Health at a hearing enti~led "Medicare Program Effici~ncy and Integrity."

•	 Department Oversight
   Ori April 19, you testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee at a hearing regarding
   Oversight of the Department of Justice. .

•	        Telecom CarrierLiability
          On April 19, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel Steve
          Bradbury and Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division Carl Nichols t~stified
          before the Senate Select Comrriitteeon Intelligenceat"a closed hearing regarding the    .
          Terrorist Surveillance Program and Telecom Carrier Liability.                      . ­
•   Appropriations
    On April 19, Drug Enforcement Administration Administrator Karen P. Tandy, Bureau of
    Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Acting Director Michael J. Sullivan, imd United
    States MarshaJ~ Service Director John F. Clark testified before the Senate Appropriations
    Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies at a hearing regarding
    FY 2008 Appropriations for the Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Alcohol,
    Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and United States Marshals Service.
                                                              U.S. Department of Justice


                                                              Office of Legislative Affairs




 Office of the Assistant Attorney General	                     Washington, D.C. 20530


                                                              May 1, 2007

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•	 Appropriations
   On May 9, you will testify before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce,
   Justice, Science and Related Agencies ata hearing regarding P:Y 2008 appropriations for the
   Department of Justice.

•	 Department Oversight
   On May 10, you will testify before the House Judiciary Committee at a hearing regarding
   Department of Justice Oversight.          0




•	 Bureau ofAlcoltol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
   Op May 10, the Senate Judiciary Committee will holda confirmation hearing for Michael
   Sullivan to be Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Fireanns and Explosives.

•	 National Security Letters
   On May 10, Federal Bureau of Investigation Valerie Caproni will testify before the Senate
   Select Committee on Intelligence at a hearing regarding National Sec1,lrity Letters.

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   On May 10, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will hold a
   hearing regardin~h6w the USG is addressing the problem ofradicalization. A witness from
   the Federal Bureau of Investigation will testify.              .

•	 National Instant Check System
   On May 10, the House Domestic Policy Subcommittee on Oversight and Government
   Reform will hold a hearing regarding the National Instant Check Program. Representatives
   from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Fireanns
   and Explosives will testify:
                                               THIS WEEK




    •    FISA Modemizatioll
         On May 1, Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division KeIUleth Wainstein
         will testify before the Senate Select Conunittee 0!1 Intelligence at a hearing regarding FISA
         Modernization.

    •    Hawaiian Government
         On May 3, Principal Deputy Associate Attorney Generai Gregory Katsas will teStify before
         the Senate Indian Affairs Committee at a hearing regarding S. 310, the Native Hawaiian
         Government Reorganization Act.



                                               LAST WEEK



•        Violent Crime Rates
         On April 24, Senior Counsel to the Deputy Attorney Genreral Mark Epley testified before the
         House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security at a hearing
         entitled "Reduction of Federal Funding for Law Enforcement and its Impact on Violent
         Crime Rates."

•       Nominations
        On April 24, the Senate confirm~d the nomination of Ha1il Suleyrnan Ozerden, to be a U.S.
        District Judge for the Southern District ofMississippi, by a voteof95-0,

        On April 26, the Senate confirmed JOM R. Hackman, to be U.S. Marshal fo~ the Eastern
        District ofVirgin:ia, and Robert G. Howard to be U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of
        Arkansas.

•       Senate Judiciary Committee Markup
        On April 25, the Senate JUdiciary Committee held an executive business meeting. The
        Committee 'approved by voice vote the following legislation: S. 119, the War Profiteering
        Prevention Act of2007, after approving a Leahy amendment; S. 735, TerroristHoaX
        Improvements Act of 2007; H.R. 740, Preventing Harassment through Outbound Number
        Enforcement (PHONE) Act 0[2007, after a SUbstitute 'was approved and there is a Kyl
        amendment to be worked out on the floor; and S. 879, No Oil Producing and Exporting
        Cartels Act of2007. Additionally the Committee approved the following nominations by
        voice vote: Frederick J. Kapala, to be a U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of
        Illinois; Benjamin Hale Settle, to be a U.S. DistricUudge for the Western District of
        Washington; Robert G. Howard, Jr., to be U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Arkansas;
        and John Roberts Hackman, to be U.S. Marshalfot the Ea~tern District of Virginia
    •    Iraqi Security Forces
         On April 25, the House.Anned Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held
         a hearing regarding contracting issues relating to the Iraqi Security Forces. A representative
         from the Department will testify at this hearing.

•        Classification ofGovemment Information
        On April 26, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director for the Directorate of Intelligence
        Wayne M. Murphy testified before the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on
        Intelligence; InfOlmation Sharing, and Terrorism Risk Assessment at a hearing entitled "The
        Over-Classification and Pseuqo-Classification of Government Information: The Response of
        the Program Manager of the Information Sharing Envirorunent."

•       Criminal1!ackground Checks
        On ApriL26, Senior Counsel for the Office of Legal Policy Frank Campbell testified before
        the House judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, andHomeland Security at a hearing
        entitled "Employer Access to Criminal Background Checks: The Need for Efficiency and
        Accuracy."

•       Appropriations
        On April 26, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert S. Mueller testified before the
        Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies
        at a hearing regarding FY 2008 Appropriatiop.s for .the Federal Bureau of Investigation..

								
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