24,493Dec 7, 2001
NASA Administrator Confirmation Hearing
Mr. O’Keefe testified about his nomination as NASA administrator. Among the topics he addressed were his vision of future space programs, the development of new technologies, the ...
17,430Nov 17, 2010
The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held an oversight hearing on the Transportation Security Administration. In his testimony, John Pistole defended the TSA’s ...
15,413May 6, 2009
Future of Journalism and Newspapers
Witnesses testified about challenges facing the newspaper industry, how the media landscape has changed with the introduction of digital technology, and new models and improvements in ...
10,702Sep 19, 1985
Rock Lyrics Record Labeling
The committee heard testimony on the objectionable content of some rock music lyrics. Opponents of these lyrics want legislation requiring labels on rock music products.
7,115May 12, 2010
Future of Human Space Flight, Apollo Astronauts
Witnesses talked about the future of human space flight in relation to President Obama’s recent announcement of a new direction for NASA. Former Apollo astronauts criticized the plan as a ...
4,477Jul 24, 2012
Cable Television and the Consumer Protection Act of 1992
Witnesses testified on the effects of the Cable Television and Consumer Protection Act of 1992 on the television marketplace and consumers twenty years after its passage. The Cable Television ...
3,394Dec 18, 2001
Financial Collapse of Enron
Witnesses, including several retirees, testified about the issues surrounding the collapse of the Enron Corporation. Among the topics addressed were the inability to sell company stock during ...
2,979Oct 19, 2011
Detection and Treatment of Concussions in Student Athletes
Witnesses testified on concussions suffered by student athletes. Among the topics addressed were returning to play too soon after injury, diagnosis of concussions, protective equipment, and the ...
1,744Jun 3, 2008
Energy Market Manipulation
A hearing was held on energy market manipulation and federal enforcement regimes. Topics included the current state of the oil and gas markets and their impact on consumers, as well as key ...
1,737Nov 16, 1989
Cable Telecommunications Act, Day 1 Part 1
Senator Inouye talked about the history of governmental regulation of cable and the telecommunication industry. Senators Ford and Gore also offered opening remarks. The panel was composed ...
1,721Nov 16, 1989
Cable Telecommunications Act, Day 1 Part 2
Mr. Mooney talked about the factors that caused rate increases. He talked about operators that over charged consumers, emphasizing that they were isolated cases and not indicative of the ...
1,721Nov 17, 1989
Cable Telecommunications Act, Day 2 Part 2
The hearing focused on the effects of the Cable Act of 1984.
Mr. Fritts talked about the monopolies in cable. He said that the cable rates for consumers had increased 29% in ...
1,709Nov 17, 1989
Cable Telecommunications Act, Day 2 Part 1
Senators Gore and McCain gave short comments. They gave their opinions on the proceedings.
Mr. Sikes said that cable markets are not open markets due to the 1984 Cable ...
1,573Sep 3, 2003
Columbia Accident Investigation Board Report
Last week the Shuttle Columbia Accident Investigation Board released its final report. Board chairman Harold Gehman and Mr. O’Keefe testified about the report and about the ...
1,344Mar 20, 2013
Space Debris and Asteroid Threats
NASA and science and technology experts testified on ways to mitigate threats from near earth objects (NEOs) such as satellites, and tracking methods used to reduce odds that asteroids and other ...
1,299Jan 28, 2004
Mr. O’Keefe and other witnesses testified about the Bush administration proposals to renew manned missions to the Moon and, eventually, Mars. He also talked about the status of the ...
988May 18, 2010
Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
Witnesses testified about the response efforts to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill forllowing a catastrophic explosion on the oil rig, Deepwater Horizon. Heads of the Coast Guard and National ...
883May 12, 2010
Future of Human Space Flight, Government Officials
Witnesses talked about the future of human space flight in relation to President Obama’s recent announcement of a new direction for NASA. Among the issues they addressed were the ...
877Nov 17, 2010
Cable and Broadcast Television Carriage Negotiations
Witnesses testified on the rules for television negotiations and recent disputes over broadcast carriage. Fox’s parent company News Corporation pulled its channels from Cablevision ...
847Feb 12, 2002
Mr. Powers testified about his investigation into financial practices at Enron and the responsibility of various board members in the financial collapse of the committee. Mr. Lay ...
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