331Sep 30, 2003
Illegal File Sharing
Recording and motion picture industry officials and file-sharing advocates testified about the impact computer file sharing has had on the entertainment industry. Topics included copyright law, ...
211Aug 4, 2004
Readings on Free Expression
PEN American Center presented a forum called “State of Emergency: Unconventional Readings” as part of their “Campaign for Core Freedoms.” Ffifteen authors read selections ...
205Jul 22, 2004
Prisoner Abuse at Abu Ghraib
The committee continued its series of hearings relating to allegations on prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and otherwise the manner in which the Department of Defense and specifically the ...
114Mar 23, 2004
U.S. Postal Service Restructuring
Witnesses testified regarding the restructuring of the U.S. Postal Service before a joint meeting of the House Government Reform Committee and the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee. Among ...
103May 15, 2003
Homeland Security Grants
Witnesses testified about state and local needs for funding of emergency preparedness and homeland security efforts.
90Jun 8, 2004
Dietary Supplement Safety
Witnesses testified regarding the safety and regulation of dietary supplements. Specifically, the committee examined the Food and Drug Administration’s regulatory efforts under the ...
89Aug 17, 2004
September 11Commission Report
Family members testified before the committee about the September 11 Commission’s final report on the World trade Center and Pentagon attacks. Among the topics they addressed were ...
84Aug 3, 2004
September 11 Commission Report
Witnesses testified about recommendations in the final report of the September 11 Commission. Among the topics they addressed were intelligence concerning the strikes, the proposed creation of ...
76Nov 19, 2003
Terrorist Threats to Agriculture
The committee held a hearing on “Agroterrorism: The Threat to America’s Breadbasket” to examine the vulnerability of America’s agriculture and food industry to terrorist ...
73Jul 30, 2004
September 11 Commission Report
Commissioners Kean and Hamilton testified about their recent report on the intelligence failures surrounding and responses to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S. and its ...
70Sep 13, 2004
Intelligence Gathering and Dissemination
Secretary Powell and Secretary Ridge testified about proposals to centralized intelligence gathering and dissemination among several agencies under a single director of national ...
68Jul 30, 2003
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
Dr. Kanof and Dr. Hughes testified about responses to the global outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). Among the topics they addressed were infectious disease control ...
63Nov 15, 2004
Iraq Oil-for-Food Program Administration
Witnesses testified about the administration of the United Nations' oil-for-food program in Iraq prior to the launch of military operations against the Hussein regime. They talked about the ...
56Jul 31, 2003
Witnesses testified regarding terrorism financing, including any financing that might come from Saudi Arabia. They discussed what the United States, Saudi Arabia, and other countries were doing ...
55Nov 16, 2004
Insurance Brokerage and Regulation Practices
Witnesses testified before the committee about regulation of the insurance industry and potential conflicts of interest for insurance brokers. They spoke about insurance brokerage practices and ...
55Nov 3, 2003
Mutual Fund Abuses
Witnesses testified about allegations of criminal activity by mutual fund managers involving illegal trading practices such as late trading and stale trading of mutual fund holdings to those inside ...
54Sep 21, 2004
Intelligence Reorganization Legislation Markup
Committee members met to discuss proposed legislation to reform and consolidate various intelligence agencies under a national director of intelligence. They also offered several changes and ...
53Sep 30, 2004
College Savings Plans
Witnesses testified before the committee on “529” savings plans. These plans are “state sponsored investments that are designed to encourage families to save money for their ...
45Aug 16, 2004
Creation of National Intelligence Director
Witnesses testified before the committee about the September 11 Commission’s proposal for the creation of a National Intelligence Director. They emphasized that such a director would need ...
43Nov 20, 2003
Witnesses testified about a report on the causes of a blackout that affected many in the Northeast and Canada. Among the topics they addressed were improving reliability, upgrading and ...
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