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Senate Homeland Security Committee Issues Testimony From Ex-CDC Director Redfield
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee released the following written testimony by Robert R. Redfield, ex-director of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, from a July 1, 2024, hearing entitled "Risky Research: Oversight of U.S. Taxpayer Funded High-Risk Virus Research":

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Chairman Peters and Ranking Member Paul, and members of the Committee, my name is Dr. Robert Redfield. I am pleased to testify today in strong support of this Committee's important work and the proposed bill designed to provide much needed enhanced oversite of the ... Show Full Article

Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peters Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Save Taxpayer Dollars & Address Potential Waste in Defense Contracting
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, issued the following news release:

U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, introduced legislation to reform the traveler redress process and improve screening practices at airports and ports of entry that repeatedly affect individuals who may pose no danger to national security. The bill would require the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide Congress with a comprehensive plan ... Show Full Article

Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee Issues Testimony From MIT Professor
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee released the following written testimony by Kevin M. Esvelt, a professor of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, from a July 11, 2024, hearing entitled "Risky Research: Oversight of U.S. Taxpayer Funded High-Risk Virus Research":

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Chairman Peters, Ranking Member Paul, and members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me to testify concerning appropriate oversight of dual-use research in the life sciences.

Thousands of skilled individuals can now create infectious viruses using commercially available ... Show Full Article

Senate Environment & Public Works Committee Issues Testimony From GSA Public Buildings Service Commissioner Doomes
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee released the following written testimony by Elliot Doomes, commissioner of the Public Buildings Service at the General Services Administration, from a July 9, 2024, hearing entitled "Oversight of GSA's Public Buildings Service":

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Good morning Chair Kelly, Ranking Member Cramer, and distinguished Members of the Committee. My name is Elliot Doomes, and I am the Commissioner of the Public Buildings Service (PBS) at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to appear before ... Show Full Article

Scott Statement on the Passing of Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- Rep. Robert C. Scott, D-Virginia, issued the following news release:

NEWPORT NEWS, VA Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement on the passing of Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18):

"I was saddened to learn of the passing of my colleague, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. We served together on the Judiciary Committee for many years, and Sheila was a fierce and passionate advocate for advancing equality, civil rights and criminal justice reform. She also remained a committed and tireless champion for her constituents in Houston. I send my deepest ... Show Full Article

Rep. Andy Kim Issues Statement Condemning Violence Against Student Protestors in Bangladesh
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- Rep. Andy Kim, D-New Jersey, issued the following statement on July 19, 2024:

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Today, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) released the following statement condemning violence against student protestors in Bangladesh.

"I am deeply concerned by the news of civilians targeted and killed by government forces in Bangladesh.

"Violence should never be an acceptable response to protests.

"I call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to restore internet service and take all steps possible to ensure the safety of civilians to allow a peaceful and constructive national dialogue about ... Show Full Article

House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee Sets July 23 Hearing on Examining Landscape of Veteran Owned Small Businesses
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- The House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittees on Economic Opportunity and Contracting and Infrastructure issued the following information for a joint hearing entitled "Leveling the Playing Field: Examining the Landscape of Veteran Owned Small Businesses" at 10 a.m. on July 23, 2024, at 2360 Rayburn House Office Building:

Witnesses

* Ms. Stephanie Brown, CEO and Founder, The Rosie Network

* Mr. Stephen Hayduk, Senior Principal, Hayduk Engineering LLC

* Mr. Bill Belknap, President, AEONRG, LLC

* Mr. Jon Tellier, President, JetCo Solutions

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Original text here: https://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=117521 ... Show Full Article