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Hearing of the National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations Subcommittee of the House Government Reform Committee

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Location: Washington, DC


Federal News Service September 22, 2004 Wednesday

HEADLINE: HEARING OF THE NATIONAL SECURITY, EMERGING THREATS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE GOVERNMENT REFORM COMMITTEE SUBJECT: COMBATING TERRORISM: THE 9/11 COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS AND THE NATIONAL STRATEGIES

CHAIRED BY: REPRESENTATIVE CHRISTOPHER SHAYS (R-CT)

WITNESSES PANEL I: SLADE GORTON, MEMBER, NATIONAL COMMISSION ON TERRORIST ATTACKS UPON THE UNITED STATES; RICHARD BEN-VENISTE, MEMBER, NATIONAL COMMISSION ON TERRORIST ATTACKS UPON THE UNITED STATES;

PANEL II: NORMAN RABKIN, MANAGING DIRECTOR, HOMELAND SECURITY AND JUSTICE TEAM, U.S. GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE; RAPHAEL PERL, SENIOR POLICY ANALYST, CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE;

JOHN V. PARACHINI, SENIOR POLICY ANALYST, RAND CORPORATION

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REP. ADAM H. PUTNAM (R-FL): Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I'll submit my statement for the record. But I do want to echo Mr. Duncan's comment. I was honored to serve as your vice chairman when we took testimony from the Gilmore Commission, from the Hart-Rudman Commission, from the Bremer Commission before Bremer was a household name. And all of those things took place before 9/11 and those commission reports, by and large, gathered dust until September 12th, 2001. And it's good to see that this thoughtful commission report is attracting the attention that it deserves and I hope that we will be very thoughtful and deliberative in taking up their hard fought recommendations.

And, Mr. Chairman, in the interest of time, I'll submit the remainder of my statement for the record.

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