Washington, D.C. – The House Judiciary Committee has announced the following hearings for next week. 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11

10:30 a.m.       Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

Hearing on: Federal Asset Forfeiture: Uses and Reforms

Witnesses:

·         Mr. Kenneth A. Blanco, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, United States Department of Justice

·         Mr. Keith Henderson, Prosecuting Attorney, Floyd County, Indiana

·         Ms. Darpana Sheth, Attorney, Institute for Justice

·         Mr. David Smith, Attorney, Smith & Zimmerman, PLLC

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1:00p.m.         Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security

Hearing on: Interior Immigration Enforcement Legislation

·         H.R.____, to improve immigration law enforcement within the interior of the United States, and for other purposes;

·         H.R.____, to modify the treatment of unaccompanied alien children who are in Federal custody by reason of their immigration status, and for other purposes; and,

·         H.R.____, to amend the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 to provide for the expedited removal of unaccompanied alien children who are not victims of a severe form of trafficking in persons and who do not have a fear of returning to their country of nationality or last habitual residence, and for other purposes.

Witnesses:

·         The Honorable Sam Page, Sheriff, Rockingham County, North Carolina

·         Dr. Frank Morris, Vice President, Progressives for Immigration Reform

·         Mr. Dan Cadman, retired Immigration and Naturalization Service/Immigration and Customs Enforcement Official

·         Most Rev. Gerald Kicanas, Bishop of Tucson, The Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12

10:00 a.m.       Full Committee Meeting

Adopt the Oversight Plan for the 114th Congress

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10:30 a.m.       Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law

Hearing on: Consumers Shortchanged? Oversight of the Justice Department’s Mortgage Lending Settlements

Witnesses:

·         Mr. Geoffrey Graber, Deputy Associate Attorney General and Director of the RMBS Working Group of the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force, U.S. Department of Justice

·         Additional witnesses to be announced soon

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1:00 p.m.        Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet

Hearing on: Examining Recent Supreme Court Cases in the Patent Arena

Witnesses TBA

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13

9:30 a.m.         Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice

Hearing on: Oversight of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act

Witnesses:

·         Ms. Kristen Waggoner, Senior Counsel, Senior Vice President, Legal Services, Alliance Defending Freedom

·         Mr. Craig Parshall, Special Counsel, American Center for Law & Justice

·         Ms. Lori Windham, Senior Counsel, The Becket Fund For Religious Liberty

·         Mr. Nelson Tebbe, Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

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All hearings and markups are streamed live at judiciary.house.gov.