Budget Hearing-Federal Bureau of Investigation, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies of the Committee on Appropriations, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, February 25, 2016   [open pdf - 297KB]

This testimony compilation is from the February 25, 2016 hearing on "Budget Hearing-Federal Bureau of Investigation" before the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies. From the opening statement of Hal Rogers: "Every day, the FBI is on the razor's edge protecting our homeland from extremism, guarding against global cyber threats and espionage, and putting dangerous criminals behind bars. The world is changing quickly as new threats emerge. The tragic attack in San Bernardino, California demonstrated that those who wish to do us harm are adopting more sophisticated recruitment tools than ever before. We routinely witness the FBI rising to the challenge and I have no doubt that they will continue to do so in the future. Your work is essential to our national security and our economy. [...] As you know, Director Comey, my corner of Kentucky was among the first to feel the pain of opioid addiction in the 1990s and more recently, the surge in heroin. With your success combating production and trafficking in South and Central America and newer initiatives like your joint documentary with the DEA [Drug Enforcement Agency], 'Chasing Dragons,' I am confident your partnership in this epidemic will yield results -- but we have to keep our foot on the gas pedal. [...] ISIS [Islamic State of Iraq and Syria] and other extremist groups have spread their poisonous doctrine worldwide through the Internet and social media. We must be diligent to stay a step ahead of the curve and I look forward to hearing your plans to stop the radicalization of American citizens." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: James B. Comey.

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