Abuses in Private Security and Reconstruction Contracting in Iraq: Ensuring Accountability, Protecting Whistleblowers

Senate Democratic Policy Committee Hearing
Friday, September 21, 2007
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
226 Dirksen Senate Office Building

The following videos of this hearing are available:

A transcript of the hearing highlights is available here.

Opening Statements

Senator Byron L. Dorgan
Chairman, Democratic Policy Committee

Senator Harry Reid
Senate Majority Leader

Senator Jeff Bingaman

Senator Robert Casey

Senator Claire McCaskill

Senator Barack Obama

Senator Jon Tester

Senator Jim Webb


Panel 1

Kathryn Helvenston-Wettengel
Mother of Former Blackwater USA Employee

Jeremy Scahill
Investigative Reporter

Nick Bicanic
Documentary Filmmaker

Donald Vance
Former Private Security Contractor

Panel 2

Bunnatine Greenhouse
Former Top-Ranking Civilian Contracting Officer
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Robert Isakson
Former Coalition Provisional Authority Contractor

Stephen Kohn
Executive Director
National Whistleblower Center

Alan Grayson
Grayson & Kubli

Additional Materials

Witness Biographies

Webb-McCaskill Commission on War Contracting
Amendment No. 2999 to H.R. 1585

S. 674, Transparency and Accountability in Military and Security Contracting Act of 2007 Section-by-Section





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