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 ...
84Dec 2, 1998
Embryonic Stem Cell Research
The witnesses testified about whether or not it is ethical to use human embryos for research. Senator Specter explained that stem cells can grow into any kind of bodily tissue; therefore, the ...
83Mar 20, 1997
Proposed CSX-Conrail Merger
The subcommittee heard testimony from northeastern governors, CSX officials and others concerning the equal division of Conrail between CSX and Norfolk Southern. Witnesses testified about the ...
77Feb 5, 1997
NIH Mammogram Recommendations
Committee members heard testimony concerning whether the federal government should reissue a guideline outlining when women should begin getting themselves tested every year for breast ...
69May 7, 1998
Executive Office of the President Budget
Subcommittee members heard testimony from administration officials past and present regarding the budget for the Executive Office of the President for Fiscal Year 1999. The Executive Office of the ...
57Apr 21, 1998
Tamoxifen and Breast Cancer
The subcommittee heard testimony on breast cancer research and the drug tamoxifen. Studies have shown that a daily dose of tamoxifen reduced the incidence of breast cancer by 45 ...
46Feb 24, 1998
1999 Justice Department Appropriations
Attorney General Reno testified about the Justice Department fiscal year 1999 budget proposal. Budget items discussed included the fight against drug trafficking, border patrol needs and crime ...
39Mar 10, 1998
Internet Child Exploitation Prevention
Subcommittee members heard testimony from Director Freeh and Mr. Allen on existing programs and additional initiatives and funding requests to prevent the exploitation of children through the ...
38Apr 17, 1997
Supreme Court Budget Proposal
Justices Kennedy and Souter presented the Supreme Court budget proposal to Senate Appropriations Committee members.
37Mar 24, 1998
Alzheimer's and Drug Addiction Appropriations
Subcommittee members heard testimony on the need for more federal funding of Alzheimer’s disease research and drug treatment. Medical researchers and several persons who were personally ...
35May 13, 1998
Fiscal Year 1999 Defense Budget
Committee members heard testimony from Secretary Cohen regarding the budget for the Defense Department in fiscal year 1999. He talked about the needs of the department and the United States ...
33Mar 6, 1998
Bosnia and Iraq Military Operations Funding
The committee heard testimony about President Clinton’s request for supplemental military appropriations for U.S. operations in Bosnia and the Persian Gulf. Defense Department officials ...
30Sep 26, 1997
Labor, HHS, Education Appropriations
Conference committee members met to discuss differences in the House and Senate versions of the appropriations bill for the departments of labor, health and human services and education. One of ...
25May 20, 1997
Interior Department Budget Proposal
Subcommittee members heard testimony from Secretary Babbitt on the Department of Interior fiscal year 1998 budget proposal. Congress appropriated $6.2 billion in FY 1997 and the department is ...
23Jun 16, 1998
Foreign Operations Appropriations
Senators heard testimony about foreign operations appropriations. Secretary Albright pointed to such high-profile operations as the Middle East Peace Process, and the situation in Kosovo as ...
19Sep 4, 1997
National Educational Testing
Subcommittee members heard testimony from Secretary Riley and Rep. Goodling, the chair of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, on the proposed voluntary national testing ...
18Apr 28, 1998
House and Senate conferees met to discuss the differences between House and Senate versions of supplemental appropriations legislation to fund military efforts in Bosnia and the Persian Gulf and ...
15Oct 21, 1997
NATO Expansion Costs
Committee members heard testimony from Secretaries Albright and Cohen on the cost of NATO expansion. Last May, NATO members agreed to invite Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic to join the ...