204Aug 1, 1997
Local Bankruptcy and Education
Subcommittee members heard testimony concerning the impact of local government bankruptcy on education funding. The testimony concerned federal laws that exempt busineses who have declared ...
200Mar 3, 1998
Computer Industry Competition
Committee members heard testimony from several computer industry leaders on the changing nature of competition in the industry. Witnesses testified about how Microsoft’s position as the ...
167Mar 11, 1997
Late Term Abortion Ban
Members heard testimony concerning the need for and execution of a certain type of abortion procedure. This hearing was held partially in response to the admission by a pro-choice advocate that ...
150Sep 29, 1997
FBI Crime Lab
Subcommittee members heard testimony from current and former FBI officials on operations of the FBI Crime Lab since an April report revealed numerous problems in the lab and in its staff. Crime ...
87Jun 26, 1997
Committee members heard testimony concerning the settlement of the lawsuit against the tobacco companies. Attorneys General, tobacco representatives and anti-tobacco representatives provided ...
82Sep 22, 1998
Amoco-British Petroleum Merger
Petroleum industry experts testified about anti-trust concerns in light of a proposed merger between AMOCO and British Petroleum. Of particular concern to the committee was the impact a merger ...
77Apr 16, 1997
Crime Victims' Rights Amendment
Janet Reno and John Walsh were among the witnesses to testify before the committee on a proposed constitutional amendment to protect the rights of violent crime victims. The committee supports ...
63Sep 9, 1998
Impeachment or Indictment
Panelists discussed the process of presidential impeachment. Among the focal issues were the definition of “high crimes and misdemeanors,” indicting a sitting president or judge, ...
57Jun 16, 1997
Affirmative Action Review
Committee members heard testimony from several persons who testified about the perceived unequal treatment they received because of federal affirmative action programs. Each of the witnesses ...
53Jun 13, 1997
Deputy Attorney General Confirmation Hearing
Committee members heard testimony from President Clinton’s Deputy Attorney General nominee, Eric Holder. Committee members and Mr. Holder made opening statements. Then members ...
51May 20, 1998
Crossing State Lines for Minors' Abortions
Committee members heard testimony regarding a bill that would prohibit minors from crossing state lines to have abortions. Law enforcement officials and anti-abortion advocates talked about the ...
51Jul 16, 1997
The Judiciary Committee held its second hearing on the tobacco settlement. Members heard testimony from several attorneys general and some opponents of the settlement. Under the current ...
51Sep 3, 1998
U.S. Counterterrorism Policy
The Committee heard testimony about current strategies to combat terrorism, and whether the administration is effectively using the available resources to deal with terrorists.
49May 8, 1997
Criminal Use of Guns
Committee members heard testimony on S.191, sponsored by Senator Helms, a bill to reduce the criminal use of firearms. Senator Helms, Justice Department officials, prosecutors, a police ...
48Jul 8, 1998
Constitutional Amendment on Flag Desecration
Committee members heard testimony from Mr. Lasorda and others who testified regarding a proposed constitutional amendment that would outlaw the desecration of the American flag.
48May 22, 1997
College Football Bowl Alliance Part 1
Subcommittee members heard testimony from several senators and representatives of athletic conferences concerning the college bowl alliance, which dictates that member bowl games alternate the ...
47Apr 22, 1997
British Airways-American Airlines Alliance
Committee members heard testimony from an American Airlines representative and several competitors concerning the implications of the proposed alliance between British Airways and American Airlines ...
47Sep 3, 1997
Committee members heard testimony from former Attorney General Meese and Mr. Larson on instances of union related violence in the U.S. Mr. Meese urged the committee to approve a bill that ...
43Jul 15, 1998
Justice Department Oversight, Part 1
Rep. Hatch and other committee members questioned Attorney General Reno about her role in the investigation of President Clinton. They discussed their differences in opinion about what ...
39Nov 3, 1997
Telephone Slamming Prevention
Subcommittee members heard testimony concerning laws to prevent the practice of telephone slamming, which is the unauthorized change of a consumer’s phone carrier. Representatives from ...
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