Examining Treasury's Role in Combating Terrorist Financing Five Years After 9/11, Hearings before the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, Second Session on Where the Government Has Proved Successful, Less than Successful, and What it Has Learned as a Result to Improve On its Efforts to Counter the Financing of Terrorists, Whether State-Sponsored or Not, as Well as Those Seeking Weapons of Mass Destruction, September 12, 2006   [open pdf - 188KB]

From Richard Shelby's opening statement: "Five years ago yesterday the United States was attacked and our nation was changed forever. On that day, we were united in our shock and horror as we watched people we knew meet an unimaginable fate. As the days passed, however, our collective anger and outrage gave way to a national determination to see our enemy for who they really were and bring them all to justice. With a unanimous sense of urgency, the instruments of the Federal Government were marshaled toward that end. Both the President and the Congress worked hand in hand to not only find those responsible, but also to ensure, to the best of our ability, that it would never happen again. One component of that joint effort was to combat the means by which terrorist organizations and their supporters raised and moved the money required to carry out their attacks. Since September 11, 2001, this Committee, the Committee on Banking, has conducted a series of hearings into the Federal Government's structure and diligence in waging the war against terror financing, as well as its criminal component, money laundering. During this time, a number of banks and other financial institutions have continued to violate Federal laws and regulations intended to prevent money laundering and terror financing." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Richard Shelby, Daniel L. Glaser, Adam J. Szubin, Robert W. Werner, Mel Martinez, Wayne Allard, and Eileen C. Mayer.

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