551Jan 17, 2008
Funding the Highway Trust Fund
A hearing was held on the report of the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission which was created by Congress in 2005 to examine the condition and future needs of the ...
407Apr 18, 2007
Downsizing the Federal Protective Service
Witnesses testified about the downsizing the Federal Protective Service and the effect on the protection of federal buildings. Rep. Wu testified about a knife-wielding man invading his ...
406Apr 3, 2008
Airline Safety Oversight, Part 1
Federal Aviation Administration safety inspectors and others testified about critical lapses in FAA safety oversight of airlines and abuses of regulatory ‘Partnership Programs,’ ...
364Apr 18, 2007
Coast Guard Fleet Modernization
A hearing is held on compliance with the requirements of the Coast Guard’s Deepwater contract to modernize and replace aging ships and aircraft and improve command and control and logistics ...
332Sep 18, 2008
Contaminants in U.S. Waters
Federal environmental officials and others testified about water safety and emerging contaminants in the waters of the United States. Among the issues they addressed were levels and sources of ...
273Oct 29, 2008
Infrastructure Investing and Economic Recovery
Industry experts and public officials testified on the need for greater infrastructure investment and the role that such investment could play in economic recovery. Among the areas they ...
202Jun 7, 2007
NASA Oversight Investigation
The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Space, Aeronautics, and Related Sciences and the House Science and Technology Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight held a ...
182Apr 3, 2008
Airline Safety Oversight, Part 2
Airline executives and aviation safety experts testified about Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety oversight of airlines. Southwest executives assured the committee that safety is a ...
162May 6, 2008
Rising Diesel Prices
A hearing was held on the impact of rising diesel fuel costs in the trucking industry. Topics included the relationship among motor carriers, brokers, shippers, and independent drivers in ...
161Apr 9, 2008
Aviation Delays and Consumer Issues
A hearing was held on aviation delays and consumer issues. Department of Transportation Inspector General Scovel reported his findings on the massive airline delays in the summer of 2007 and ...
152Sep 26, 2007
Airline Delays and Consumer Issues
Transportation officials and industry representatives testified at a hearing on airline delays and consumer issues. A record number of delays have occured in the past year. Most are due to ...
131Jun 25, 2008
A hearing was held on coordinating the oversight by the Departments of Transportation and Homeland Security of pipelines that carry natural gas and hazardous materials. Topics included pipeline ...
128May 11, 2007
Global Climate Change and Energy Independence
Officials testified about the relationship between fossil fuels and global climate change. Topics included the economic benefits of reduced energy consumption, use of renewable energy sources, ...
113Sep 5, 2007
Bridge Safety, Part 1
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing on structurally deficient bridges in the United States. Chairman Oberstar’s initiative addressed the need to repair, ...
111May 24, 2007
NASA Oversight Investigation
Witnesses testified about NASA counsel Michael Wholley’s destroying video records of an April 10, 2007 meeting of the staff of the NASA Inspector General. The meeting was held by the NASA ...
107Apr 26, 2007
FEMA Preparedness and Response
Witnesses testified about organizational restructuring and emergency response procedures, as well as post-Katrina reconstruction efforts, by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. They also ...
100Jul 24, 2008
Witnesses testified about transportation programs to ensure air safety and security. Among the issues they addressed were procedures and equipment used at airport security checkpoints, ...
85Jun 5, 2008
Highway and Transit Infrastructure
State transportation officials testified about the state of the nation’s highways and transit infrastructure. Among the topics the raised were the growing cost of repair to roads, ...
78Nov 8, 2007
21st Century Water Commission
The committee met to hear testimony on the need for a Water Commission to make assessments about future U.S. water supply, review current water management programs, and develop comprehensive water ...
69Apr 20, 2007
Aviation Consumer Issues
Industry executives and consumer advocates in the second and third panels testified about aviation consumer issues, including extended ground delays for passengers. Topics included the recent ...
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