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H.Res. 1026 (109th): For the re-opening of investigative hearings into the Counter-Intelligence Program (COINTELPRO) and other intelligence and law enforcement programs and agencies, and an expansion of those hearings to include reneweal of previously curtailed abuses, and other activities sanctioned by the USA PATRIOT ACT.

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Sep 20, 2006.

Declares that Congress will release classified documents that do not involve compromise of an existing source, agent, or method and will renew and administer hearings or form a select oversight committee to: (1) investigate past abuses and legal relief due to the victims of abuses carried out under COINTELPRO (the Counter Intelligence Program carried out by the Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI]) and related programs; and (2) identify any renewal of similar abuses following the 9/11 attacks by federal or local agencies or executive branch orders or under the USA PATRIOT Act. Expresses the intent to renew legislation that will end such abuses and fully protect the rights of all U.S. citizens and others who fall under the protection of U.S. laws and international laws and treaties to which the United States is a signatory.