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Senate committee taking testimony over background checks
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) Thursday, a Senate committee is taking testimony on the federal background check process in the aftermath of a deadly shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.
The hearing will go before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
The committee is examining the process of background checks and security clearances following the September 16th shooting in Washington.
The shooting raised questions of how suspected shooter Aaron Alexis was able to obtain and hold onto a security clearance despite past brushes with the law.