328Jul 24, 1991
The subcommittee heard testimony on legislation regulating telephone transmissions in the U.S., including unsolicited computer voice calls and long distance services billing ...
95Mar 14, 1991
Cable Television Reregulation
The committee heard testimony on Senate Bill 12, the Cable Television Consumer Protection Act of 1991. The bill was designed to regulate the prices and quality of cable television services, many of ...
71Jul 21, 1992
Automobile Repair Fraud
The subcommittee heard testimony on fraud in the automobile repair industry. The hearing occurred after Sears Roebuck and Co. was charged with fraud for conducting unnecessary repairs on ...
66Mar 21, 1991
Vehicle Airbag Safety
The committee heard testimony on air bag safety systems for passenger vehicles. The bill S. 591, the Highway Fatality and Injury Reduction Act, which would require driver’s side air bags ...
57May 9, 1991
Insurance Company Insolvencies
The committee heard testimony on the financial failure of the Executive Life Insurance Company and the financial stability of the insurance industry in the U.S. Insurance executives discussed the ...
49Jul 29, 1992
Telecommunications Technologies in Education
The committee met to discuss telecommunications technologies and how they could be used to improve education in America. The witnesses testified on information about technological advances and ...
38Oct 29, 1991
Developments in Automotive Fuel Economy
The subcommittee heard testimony on the status of research into fuel efficient automobiles by U.S. and Japanese automobile designers and manufacturers. The subcommittee also heard testimony on ...
38Jun 10, 1992
Competition in the Airline Industry
The subcommittee heard testimony on S. 2312, the Airline Competition Act of 1992, which involves the airline reservation systems in the nation’s high-density airports. The bill would make ...
35Jun 20, 1991
Public Interest Obligations of Broadcasters
The subcommittee heard testimony on S. 217, the Fairness in Broadcasting Act of 1991, which would reinstate the fairness doctrine in broadcasting repealed in 1987. The fairness doctrine, along with ...
33Nov 13, 1991
U.S. Software Industry
The committee heard testimony on competitiveness in the U.S. computer software industry. The committee sought to determine the extent to which the U.S. software industry supports free market ...
33Feb 7, 1992
Secretary of Transportation Confirmation
Last month President Bush nominated his deputy White House chief of staff Andrew Card, Jr., to become the nation’s next transportation secretary. The committee met to take up the cabinet ...
27May 13, 1991
Arctic and Antarctic Environmental Monitoring
The subcommittee heard testimony on monitoring the arctic and antarctic regions and the oceans surrounding them. Environmental concerns included global climate change and the preservation of ...
24Feb 6, 1992
Secretary of Commerce Confirmation Hearing
The committee heard testimony on the confirmation of Ms. Franklin as Secretary of Commerce. Ms. Franklin has been a supporter and financial backer of President Bush. She was also ...
18Jun 30, 1992
The committee heard testimony on S. 2538, the Consumer Seafood Safety Act. The legislation would mandate improved safety and inspection procedures for the nation’s seafood ...