4,324Jan 21, 2009
Economic Stimulus Appropriations Markup, Part 1
Representative David Obey chaired a meeting of the Appropriations Committee to mark up pending legislation on an economic stimulus and recovery package. Members debated and proposed amendments ...
3,332Mar 21, 2007
Fiscal Year 2008 State Department Budget
A hearing was held on the proposed fiscal year 2008 budget for the State Department. Secretary Rice testified about foreign operations budget requests, State Department operations in various ...
2,775Apr 7, 2011
Amtrak 2012 Budget
Amtrak CEO Joseph Boardman testifies about the company’s 2012 budget request before a House Appropriations Subcommittee. The government-owned corporation continued to operate at a loss, ...
2,664Jun 3, 2013
IRS Scrutiny of Non-profit Organizations
Danny Werfel and and J. Russell George testified about revelations that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had applied additional scrutiny to groups applying for tax-exempt status that had the words ...
2,137Apr 15, 2010
Fiscal Year 2011 Supreme Court Budget
Justices Breyer and Thomas testified about the proposed fiscal year 2011 budget for the U.S. Supreme Court. In his opening remarks Justice Thomas said major portions of the requested five ...
1,563Mar 16, 2010
Fiscal Year 2011 Economic Outlook
Top White House economic advisers testified on the fiscal 2011 budget and economic outlook. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said that the worst days for the U.S. economy are “behind ...
1,376Apr 14, 2010
U.S.-Mexico Border Security
Homeland Security officials testified about challenges facing the Homeland Security Department in securing the U.S. southwestern border and the fiscal year 2011 budget requests for Customs and ...
1,287Apr 23, 2009
Fiscal Year 2010 Justice Department Budget
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies held a hearing on the fiscal year 2010 Justice Department budget. Attorney General Holder answered ...
1,273Mar 2, 2011
Defense Department Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Request
Defense Secretary Gates and Joint Chiefs Chair Mike Mullen testified about the president’s budget request for fiscal year 2012, totaling $553 billion. They also talked about operations in ...
1,264Nov 4, 2009
H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic, Part 1
Congress appropriated $7.65 billion for agencies to use to respond to the H1N1 “Swine” flu. Witnesses testified about use of the funds by public health programs and provided an ...
1,070Mar 16, 2010
Justice Department 2011 Budget
The House Appropriations Committee held a hearing on the proposed FY2011 Department of Justice budget. Attorney General Eric Holder outlined efforts to increase support for national security ...
999Mar 18, 2010
Secret Service 2011 Budget
A hearing was held on the proposed fiscal year 2011 budget for the U.S. Secret Service. Witnesses testified about operations, staffing concerns, and program needs within the agency. They ...
970Apr 9, 2013
Internal Revenue Service Oversight Hearing
Acting Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Steven Miller testified that income tax filing season was proceeding well, but there would be “steady erosion” to taxpayer services because ...
900Apr 18, 2013
Fiscal Year 2014 Justice Department Budget Request
Attorney General Eric Holder testified before the House Appropriations Committee on his department’s fiscal year 2014 budget. He also fielded questions from lawmakers on legislation ...
844Apr 12, 2013
Fiscal Year 2014 National Parks Service Budget
Jonathan JArvis testified about the National Park Service’s $2.6 billion budget request for fiscal year 2014. He focused on the potential impact of budget sequestration, saying that personnel ...
804Mar 4, 2010
Transportation Security Administration 2011 Budget, Part 1
Gale Rossides testified on the fiscal year 2011 Transportation Security Administration (TSA) budget. Among the issues raised at the hearing were plans to deploy Advanced Imaging Technology ...
786Mar 29, 2001
Supreme Court Fiscal Year 2002 Funding
Justices testified about funding priorities of the Supreme Court. They also responded to questions about their decision in the case of Bush v. Gore, television coverage of court ...
778Mar 5, 2008
Air Force Tanker Contract
Air Force officials testified about the $35 billion Air Force tanker contract awarded the previous week to a partnership between Northrop Grumman and the European parent of Airbus instead of to the ...
766Mar 8, 2011
Small Business Administration 2012 Budget Request
Karen Mills testified on her agency’s $985 million budget for 2012, a 20% increase from 2010 levels. She also discussed the impact of proposed spending cuts in the continuing resolution ...
752Mar 14, 2013
Supreme Court Fiscal Year 2014 Budget
Supreme Court Justices Anthony Kennedy and Stephen Breyer on the fiscal year 2014 budget for the Supreme Court and the federal judiciary system. The justices were requesting a total of $86.5 ...
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