623Jun 3, 2009
General Motors and Chrysler Restructuring Plans
Witnesses testified about the closures of several General Motors and Chrysler dealerships. Among the issues they addressed were the impact of the closures on auto dealers and consumers, the ...
895Nov 18, 2008
Domestic Automobile Industry, Senator Stabenow Testimony
Witnesses testified about the challenges facing the domestic automobile industry. They also addressed the current debate over the possible role of the federal government in assisting the auto ...
464Nov 13, 2008
Use of Federal Funds by Financial Institutions
Officials from various financial institutions testified about the use of funds and emergency aid provided trough the Treasury Department under a recently-passed rescue plan. Among the topics ...
2,251Sep 23, 2008
U.S. Credit Markets and Federal Rescue Plan
Witnesses testified about recent turmoil in the financial markets, regulation of investment banking procedures, and on the need to enact legislation quickly on the Bush Administration $700 billion ...
289Jul 15, 2008
Monetary Policy Report
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke delivered the semiannual monetary policy report to the Congress and spoke about the state of the economy and financial markets. He addressed issues ...
119Jun 18, 2008
Nursing Home Accountability
A joint hearing of the Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Senate Special Aging Committee was held on pending legislation that would ...
1,010Jun 17, 2008
Detainee Interrogation Techniques, Morning
Witnesses testified about interrogation techniques and methods used to question suspected terrorists at U.S. detention facilities in Cuba and Afghanistan. Several former military judge ...
125Jun 5, 2008
State of the Banking Industry
Witnesses testified about the state of U.S. credit and mortgage markets and efforts by the banking industry to address the current credit crisis. Among the topics they addressed were management ...
155Jun 3, 2008
Defense Department Cost Overruns
A hearing was held on the acquisition of major weapons systems by the Department of Defense. The Government Accountability Office had reported that the 92 major defense acquisition programs ...
226May 22, 2008
Armed Forces Nominations Hearing
The Senate Armed Services Committee held a confirmation hearing on the nomination of General David Petraeus for reappointment to the grade of general and to be commander, U.S. Central Command, and ...
39May 22, 2008
HUD Secretary Nomination Hearing
The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee held a confirmation hearing on the nomination of Steven C. Preston to be secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
101Apr 15, 2008
Student Loan Industry
Financial advisers and university officials testified about the state of U.S. credit markets, federal oversight of student loan practices, the cost and availability of student loans, as well as the ...
561Apr 8, 2008
Update on Military Situation in Iraq
General Patraeus and Ambassador Crocker testified on the situation in Iraq and progress made by the government of Iraq in meeting benchmarks for progress and achieving reconciliation. They ...
1,592Apr 3, 2008
U.S. Financial Markets and Sale of Bear Stearns
Chairman Bernanke and others testified about the recent actions of federal financial regulators attempting to prevent damage to global financial systems. Questioning centered on whether the ...
165Feb 27, 2008
National Security Assessment
The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on current and future worldwide threats to the national security of the United States. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and ...
96Feb 6, 2008
Fiscal Year 2009 Defense Budget Proposal
Secretary Gates and Admiral Mullen testified about the proposed fiscal year 2009 budget for the Department of Defense, the future years' defense program, and the 2009 budget request for operations ...
98Dec 12, 2007
Seniors and Reverse Mortgages
Witnesses from consumer advocate groups, the loan industry, and family members testified about the growth of reverse mortgages and the need to strengthen consumer protections against predatory ...
80Nov 15, 2007
The State of the Army
General Casey and Secretary Geren testified about the need for a larger U.S. Army to meet administration demands. General Casey said, “We are consumed with meeting the demands of the ...
168Sep 11, 2007
Status of War in Iraq
General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker testified about military operations in Iraq, recommendations for future Iraq policy, and the ability of the Iraqi Parliament to meet the security challenges ...
127Jul 31, 2007
Joint Chiefs of Staff Nomination
The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the nominations of Admiral Michael G. Mullen for reappointment to the grade of admiral and to be chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and for ...
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