605Jan 24, 2011
Executive Branch Regulations and Congressional Oversight
Legal experts testified on congressional oversight of new executive branch regulations. They focused on a proposal called the “REINS Act.” It would require an up-or-down vote by ...
18Feb 10, 2004
Privacy and Homeland Security
Witnesses testified about protecting privacy while maintaining an effective counterterrorism policy. Among the issues they addressed were the maintenance of private information by the ...
98May 29, 2003
Book Discussion on The Regulators: Anonymous Power Brokers in American Politics
Ms. Skrzycki discussed her book The Regulators: Anonymous Power Brokers in American Politics, from Rowman and Littlefield Publishers. The book looks at how the federal ...
13Jan 16, 2001
Electronic Commerce Report
White House officials released the third and final report of the Clinton-Gore administration electronic commerce working group and answered questions from the media. Following that, ...
10Dec 20, 2000
Medical Privacy Rules
Secretary Shalala talked to reporters about stronger regulations for medical records privacy. The regulations provide more safeguards and limits on who has access to individual’s medical ...
38Dec 4, 2000
Witnesses testified about implementation of the 1963 Presidential Transition Act in light of on-going contests to the election results in Florida. Among the issues they addressed were levels of ...
440Jul 25, 1997
Census 2000 Racial Classifications
Subcommittee members heard testimony concerning the addition of a multiracial ethnic category to the 2000 census. Members of Congress, Census Bureau officials, civil rights advocates and others ...
8May 23, 1997
Viewers discussed news stories and issues of interest to them. Ms. Katzen talked about the Fedstats web site which allows access to federal government statistics by telephone.
20Feb 12, 1997
Proposed Clean Air Regulations
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing on changes to the current clean air standards. EPA Administrator Browner strongly defended the scientific basis for the tighter ...
43Jul 6, 1996
Secretary Glickman and others briefed reporters on the details of changes in the meat and poultry inspection process, including e. coli and salmonella testing and making processing plants ...
78Oct 11, 1995
The subcommittee heard testimony on the creation of currency and the future of money. They talked about possible changes in the shape and character of the media of exchange via electronic ...
25Mar 17, 1995
Committee members heard testimony from lawmakers, government officials, and public policy specialists about a bill, sponsored by majority leader Robert Dole, barring federal agencies from proposing ...
20Mar 8, 1995
Committee members heard testimony from witnesses concerning regulatory reform issues, including whether cost/benefit analyses and risk assessments should be conducted before new regulations are put ...
35Jan 5, 1995
Committee members heard testimony on the impact of unfunded federal mandates on state and local government and the implications of their elimination. The Republican “Contract with ...
27Apr 28, 1994
The Senate Governmental Affairs Committee, chaired by Ohio Democrat John Glenn, held a hearing to examine unfunded mandates. In particuliar the committee looked at various proposals now before ...
18Mar 29, 1994
Making Democracy Work
The Benton Foundation Forum group held a series of panel discussions looking at the social, economic, and political impact of information technology on education, health care, community ...
177May 2, 1991
Philosophy and History of First Amendment
The Federal Communications Bar Association, a group of attorneys specializing in communications law, sponsored a forum investigating the role and applications of the First Amendment throughout the ...
808Aug 6, 1986
Scalia Confirmation Hearing Day 2