Serial No. 114-94: The Next Terrorist Financiers: Stopping Them Before They Start, Hearing Before the Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing of the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, June 23, 2016   [open pdf - 5MB]

This is the June 23, 2016 hearing on "The Next Terrorist Financiers: Stopping Them Before They Start," held before the U.S. House of Representatives ask Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing of the Committee on Financial Services. From the opening statement of Michael Fitzpatrick: "Our investigation has covered a range of topics, including the vulnerabilities of the global financial system, trade-based money laundering, the importance of assisting the developing world, and the sale and trafficking of illicit goods. During this time, it has become evident the United States must be able to work freely with its international partners and seamlessly adapt to evolving money laundering and terror financing tactics. For this reason, the task force will be proposing a series of bills which aim to improve communication and coordination amongst various government agencies, allow for increased information sharing, and ensure the Treasury is properly supported and recognized for its role in our Nation's national security strategy. These bills, coupled with the report containing the task force's findings, will provide a clear blueprint for the United States so it may continue to evolve and improve in its fight to ensure terror groups are unable to financially support their operations. Today, for the eleventh and final hearing of this task force, we will recap what we have learned with these five expert witnesses who have previously lent their voices to this discussion in past hearings. Together, we will discuss the necessary changes Congress must consider to better enable U.S. agencies in our fight." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: John A. Cassara, Douglas Farah, Jimmy Gurule, Celina B. Realuyo, and Juan C. Zarate.

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