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Serial No. 115-18: Reviewing ATF's [Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives's] Failures in the Death of Ice Agent Jaime Zapata, Hearing Before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, March 9, 2017   [open pdf - 2MB]

March 9, 2017 hearing on " Reviewing ATF's [Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives's] Failures in the Death of Ice Agent Jaime Zapata" held before the House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. From the committee website: "TAKEAWAYS: (1) Officials from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) failed to appear at the hearing. Invitations to testify before Congress are not optional. Chairman Chaffetz signed subpoenas to compel the attendance of ATF officials Ronald Turk and William Temple later this month. (2) ATF took full responsibility for not investigating straw purchasers who trafficked a firearm that was later used in the attack that killed Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Special Agent Jaime Zapata and wounded his colleague, Special Agent Victor Avila. (3) The inspector general gave further examples of law enforcement agencies not sufficiently communicating with one another. (4) ATF is making an effort to work more closely with the U.S. Attorney in order to improve communications during ongoing investigations. (5) Chairman Chaffetz requested that ATF work with the courts to reach an agreement to provide documents to Congress sealed in connection with a tobacco churning case." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Michael E. Horowitz, Thomas E. Brandon, Ronald B. Turk, William A. Temple, and John Craft.

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Serial No. 115-18
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2017
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