564Mar 2, 2000
Security of Federal Information Systems
Witnesses testified about the vulnerabilities of the federal government’s computer systems, how hackers could exploit these vulnerabilities and on what federal agencies should be doing to ...
357Nov 9, 1999
Private Banking and Money Laundering
Witnesses testified about the vulnerability of private banking to money laundering, money laundering laws, and potential money laundering by foreign leaders through secret Citibank ...
122Mar 9, 1999
Sweepstakes Mailings and Promotions
Representatives of sweepstakes companies defended potentially deceptive practices used in sweepstakes contests which advertise and sell magazines. Committee members questioned whether mass ...
91Sep 16, 1999
Witnesses testified about the growing practice of day trading. Among the issues addressed were its similarities to gambling, the effect on companies and the stock market, and deceptive ...
70Mar 8, 1999
Sweepstakes Mailings and Promotions
Witnesses testified that they had been misled by sweepstakes mailings which they believed had confirmed that they had won millions of dollars. Further, they had purchased many items from the ...
67May 26, 1999
Chinese Nuclear Espionage
The committee heard testimony about alleged Chinese espionage at US nuclear labs. Congressmen Cox and Dicks testified about their report on the matter. The report alleges that secret US ...
55Oct 14, 1999
Administration officials, diabetes patients, and physicians testified about current research on diabetes and discussed the levels of federal funding for diabetes research.
50May 19, 2000
Phony Credentials Via the Internet
Witnesses testified about the ease of obtaining phony identification via the internet. They talked about the crimes that can be committed using false credentials over the internet, as well as ...
49Jun 29, 2000
Mortgage Fraud Day 1
Victims and officials testified about the practice of mortgage “flipping,” where home buyers are tricked into buying rundown houses at artificially inflated prices.
43Jun 30, 2000
Mortgage Fraud Day 2
Officials testified about the practice of mortgage “flipping,” where homebuyers are tricked into buying rundown houses at greatly inflated prices.
42Mar 3, 1999
Independent Counsel Act
Senator Lieberman introduced the first panel which testified that if the independent counsel statute were to survive several drastic changes would need to be made. Mr. Ruth and ...
34Aug 4, 1999
Food Safety Regulations
Senators heard testimony about possible duplication and overlap among agencies that deal with food safety. Federal officials testified that food safety is a high priority for the Clinton ...
26Jul 13, 2000
Annual Report of the Postmaster General
Mr. Henderson testified about postal service operations. Among the issues he addressed were the challenges posed by the Internet, maintaining affordable rates while revenue drops, and ...
25Jun 22, 1999
Security at Department of Energy Laboratories
In an unprecedented meeting of four committees, witnesses testified about restructuring the Department of Energy. The restructuring plan would establish an Agency for Nuclear Stewardship to ...
25May 12, 2000
Director of Government Ethics Confirmation Hearing
Ms. Comstock testified about her twelve-year dedication to a career in public service and about her ethical worthiness to serve as the Director of the Office for Government Ethics. She ...
22Sep 16, 1999
U.S. Postal Service Oversight
Senators heard testimony from the Postmaster General about what role the Post Office will play in electronic commerce, construction of new “green” Post Offices, and how sweepstakes ...
22May 4, 2000
Has Government Been Reinvented?
The senators heard testimony on the success of “reinventing government” initiatives.
Issues raised included government inefficiency and waste, the problems of management, and ...
21Feb 24, 1999
Reauthorization of Independent Counsel Act
Panelists testified that the independent counsel statute should be allowed to expire. Mr. Baker said that the independent counsel was, in essence, a fourth branch of ...
21Apr 14, 1999
Future of the Independent Counsel Act
Mr. Starr testified that the independent counsel statute was flawed and should be allowed to expire. In often contentious exchanges with Democratic senators he defended his work as ...
19Mar 24, 2000
Rising Oil Prices
Senators heard testimony on the rising price of oil, and the effiency and effectiveness of
the Clinton administration’s response to the crisis. Many feared that gas prices would ...
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