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United States.

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL CON-

VENTION FOR THE SUPPRESSION OF TER-
RORIST BOMBINGS AND THE INTERNATIONAL
CONVENTION FOR THE SUPPRESSION OF THE
FINANCING OF TERRORISM

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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
RIC KELLER, Florida

ADAM B. SCHIFF, California
DARRELL E. ISSA, California
MELISSA A. HART, Pennsylvania
JEFF FLAKE, Arizona
MIKE PENCE, Indiana

PHILIP G. KIKO, Chief of Staff-General Counsel
PERRY H. APELBAUM, Minority Chief 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
SEAN MCLAUGHLIN, Counsel
ELIZABETH SOKUL, Counsel

KATY CROOKS, Counsel
BOBBY VASSAR, Minority Counsel

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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

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WITNESSES

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Mr. Michael Chertoff, Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, U.S.

Department of Justice
Oral Testimony
Prepared Statement
Mr. Samuel M. Witten, Acting Deputy Legal Advisor, U.S. Department of

State
Oral Testimony
Prepared Statement

APPENDIX

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STATEMENTS SUBMITTED FOR THE RECORD
The Honorable Sheila Jackson Lee, a Representative in Congress From the

State of Texas

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MATERIAL SUBMITTED FOR THE RECORD

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International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism
International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings

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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,
COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY,

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.

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