967May 22, 2002
Witnesses testified about funding for research into the cause and cure for Parkinson’s Disease. Among the issues they addressed were the current treatments for the disease, the effects of ...
594Sep 28, 1999
Parkinson's Disease Research and Treatment
Witnesses testified about research into Parkinson’s Disease and new forms of treatment for the disease. Specifically they talked about treatments which provided deep brain stimulation to ...
404Jan 23, 1997
Ebonics in Education
Committee members heard testimony concerning the role of Ebonics, or African-American Vernacular English, in educating African-American students. The Oakland school board originally passed a ...
264Sep 29, 2004
Book Discussion on Against Leviathan: Government Power and a Free Society
Mr. Higgs talks about his book Against Leviathan: Government Power and a Free Society, published by The Independent Institute. The author described his views of the mismanagement ...
217May 1, 2008
The Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies Subcommittees of the Senate Appropriations Committee held a ...
204Sep 14, 2006
Witnesses testified about counterterrorism tactics and techniques, comparing British and U.S. intelligence and law enforcement methods of surveillance and prosecution of suspected ...
169Jul 16, 2008
Fiscal Year 2009 National Institutes of Health Budget
Witnesses testified on the fiscal year 2009 budget for programs of the National Institutes of Health. They talked about ongoing research projects, opportunities for future research, costs of ...
150Apr 26, 2000
Stem Cell Research
Witnesses testified about research involving embryonic stem cells. Among the issues raised were the potential benefits of such research in treating disease, whether to renew federal funding of ...
148Feb 3, 2005
FBI Technology Modernization
Director Mueller and Mr. Azmi testified about new technology developed to track criminals. The FBI’s Trilogy information technology program has been brought online, but the director ...
146Apr 17, 2007
Autism Treatment and Research
Witnesses testified about the prevalence of autism and policy implications for health care in the U.S. Among the topics they addressed were combating autism, available treatments, research into the ...
139May 18, 2000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease) Research
Witnesses testified about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), also known as ALS. Athletes as well as ALS patients talked about the importance of research on the disease, ...
138Jan 23, 2006
Witnesses testified about working conditions and mine safety at coal mines. They focused on several recent mine accidents and incidents, including a deadly accident following and explosion at ...
134Sep 12, 2007
Three senators testified about proposed legislation to modernize the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Other witnesses testified about enhancing the safety of toys, focusing on lead paint and ...
133Oct 16, 2002
Offshore Tax Havens
Witnesses testified about financial tactics used by several companies to avoid paying U.S. taxes by moving assets to off-shore holdings. Among the topics they addressed were various abusive ...
112Apr 12, 2007
Pet Food Regulation
Witnesses testified about regulatory mechanisms governing the pet food industry in light of a recent recall of contaminated pet food. Topics included Food and Drug Administration reaction to ...
112Mar 19, 2007
Fiscal Year 2008 National Institutes of Health Budget
Officials testified about the proposed fiscal year 2008 budget for the National Institutes of Health. They talked about various research and development programs, scientific advances, ...
110Sep 5, 2007
Utah Mine Collapse
Witnesses testified about mine safety and an August 6, 2007, Utah mine collapse. Among the issues they addressed were federal regulations related to mine safety, implementation of safety ...
103Apr 28, 2009
Public Health Response to Swine Flu
The Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies held a hearing to examine public health response to swine flu.
99May 20, 2008
Fiscal Year 2009 Defense Budget
Witnesses testified about the fiscal year 2009 defense budget. Defense Secretary Gates' testimony focused on the threats facing the United States including terrorism, nuclear proliferation, and ...
95May 7, 1990
Global Refugee Crisis
The subcommittee heard testimony on proposed appropriations for refugee programs.
- Display More Results