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IMPLEMENTATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL CON-
VENTION FOR THE SUPPRESSION OF TER-
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COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY
F. JAMES SENSENBRENNER, JR., WISCONSIN, Chairman HENRY J. HYDE, Illinois
JOHN CONYERS, JR., Michigan GEORGE W. GEKAS, Pennsylvania
BARNEY FRANK, Massachusetts HOWARD COBLE, North Carolina
HOWARD L. BERMAN, California LAMAR SMITH, Texas
RICK BOUCHER, Virginia ELTON GALLEGLY, California
JERROLD NADLER, New York BOB GOODLATTE, Virginia
ROBERT C. SCOTT, Virginia ED BRYANT, Tennessee
MELVIN L. WATT, North Carolina STEVE CHABOT, Ohio
ZOE LOFGREN, California BOB BARR, Georgia
SHEILA JACKSON LEE, Texas WILLIAM L. JENKINS, Tennessee
MAXINE WATERS, California CHRIS CANNON, Utah
MARTIN T. MEEHAN, Massachusetts LINDSEY O. GRAHAM, South Carolina WILLIAM D. DELAHUNT, Massachusetts SPENCER BACHUS, Alabama
ROBERT WEXLER, Florida JOHN N. HOSTETTLER, Indiana
TAMMY BALDWIN, Wisconsin MARK GREEN, Wisconsin
ANTHONY D. WEINER, New York
ADAM B. SCHIFF, California
PHILIP G. KIKO, Chief of Staff-General Counsel
SUBCOMMITTEE ON CRIME
LAMAR SMITH, Texas, Chairman MARK GREEN, Wisconsin
ROBERT C. SCOTT, Virginia HOWARD COBLE, North Carolina
SHEILA JACKSON LEE, Texas BOB GOODLATTE, Virginia
MARTIN T. MEEHAN, Massachusetts STEVE CHABOT, Ohio
WILLIAM D. DELAHUNT, Massachusetts BOB BARR, Georgia
ADAM B. SCHIFF, California RIC KELLER, Florida (VACANCY]
JAY APPERSON, Chief Counsel
KATY CROOKS, Counsel
The Honorable Lamar Smith, a Representative in Congress From the State
of Texas, and Chairman, Subcommittee on Crime The Honorable Robert C. Scott, a Representative in Congress From the State
of Virginia, and Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Crime
Mr. Michael Chertoff, Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, U.S.
Department of Justice
STATEMENTS SUBMITTED FOR THE RECORD
State of Texas
MATERIAL SUBMITTED FOR THE RECORD
International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE SUPPRESSION OF TERRORIST BOMBINGS AND THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE SUPPRESSION OF THE FINANCING OF TERRORISM
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2001
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
SUBCOMMITTEE ON CRIME,
Washington, DC. The Subcommittee met, pursuant_to notice, at 10:11 a.m., in Room 2237, Rayburn House Office Building, Hon. Lamar Smith [Chairman of the Subcommittee) presiding.
Mr. SMITH. The Subcommittee on Crime will come to order. I appreciate the good attendance we have this morning, and all the Members who are here, I want to thank them for coming. I also want to say, as I said before, I always appreciate the Ranking Member, Mr. Scott, not only being on time but occasionally, as he was today, actually here before I was. I appreciate his promptness in that regard.
Today we are going to have a hearing and a markup on H.R. 3275, the Implementation Legislation for the International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings and the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism. That will be followed by a markup on H.R. 3209, the AntiHoax Terrorism Act of 2001.
I am going to recognize myself for the purposes of giving an opening statement, and my opening statement will serve for both the hearing and the markup because I hope that we will be able to proceed directly to the markup. And I would encourage Members to mention in their opening statement now what they might have mentioned in their opening statement for the markup as well.
International terrorism once threatened Americans only when they were outside this country. Today, every American must live their lives conscious of the fact that the war on terrorism is being fought not only in other countries, but also in our own.
International cooperation is one way to defeat terrorism and is critically important to our success. H.R. 3275 implements two treaties that have been signed by the United States and transmitted to the Senate. Both were initiated under the Clinton Administration.