Good Afternoon. My name is William Wechsler and I am a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. My work there, and previously in the executive branch, focuses on how to improve whole-of-government approaches to combatting terrorism. Efforts to combatting the financing of terrorism has proven to be a critical element in that whole of government approach.
I would like to begin by thanking the House Financial Services Committee and its Chairman Jeb Hensarling and Ranking Member Maxine Waters for having the foresight to establish this bipartisan Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing, and also by thanking the leadership of this task force – Chairman Michael Fitzpatrick, Vice Chairman Robert Pittenger, and Ranking Member Stephen Lynch – for inviting me to be here today.
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