6,025Sep 16, 2009
Private Health Insurance Companies
The House Domestic Policy Subcommittee examined how the private health insurance system impacts the medical care of patients. Witnesses included family members of patients who discussed their ...
2,851Nov 14, 2008
Treasury Department Use of Bailout Funds, Panel 1
A hearing was held on the Treasury Department’s use of $700 billion in aid to financial institutions and the operation of the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP). Mr. Kashkari testified ...
1,989Dec 11, 2009
Bank of America and Merrill Lynch Merger
The House Oversight Committee looked at Bank of America’s merger with Merrill Lynch -- a deal struck during the height of the financial crisis in September 2008 - and the role of federal ...
1,030Jul 29, 2009
Safety and Regulation of Ready-to-Eat Produce
A hearing was held on the safety and regulation of bagged, pre-washed, or “ready-to-eat” produce. Topics included the proposed nationalization of the California Leafy Greens ...
859Sep 25, 2008
Health Effects of Cell Phone Use
Witnesses testified about potential health risks associated with the use of cellular telephones. They spoke about the exponential use of cell phones, the science on the connection between usage ...
684Nov 14, 2008
Treasury Department Use of Bailout Funds, Panel 2
Witnesses testified about the Treasury Department’s use of a $700 billion fund, known as the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP). They focused on the operation and management of the fund, ...
582Mar 11, 2009
Financial Stability Measures Oversight, Part 2
Government and financial officials testified about the Treasury Department’s oversight of the use by financial institutions of funds provided under the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). ...
435Oct 24, 2008
Yankee Stadium Funding Bonds
A hearing was held about the City of New York’s assessment of the new Yankee Stadium that was used in the issuance of federally tax-exempt bonds for the stadium’s ...
403Mar 11, 2009
Financial Stability Measures Oversight, Part 1
Mr. Kashkari testified about government oversight of emergency aid given to financial institutions under the Bush administration. In his testimony he said the government should refrain ...
204Oct 7, 2009
Dental Care for Children in Medicaid
Witnesses testified about pediatric dental services available through Medicaid. Among the issues they addressed were the low rates of participation in these Medicaid programs, the prevalence of ...
194May 21, 2008
Mortgage Crisis in Neighborhoods
Witnesses testified about the state of the housing market and the impact of recent foreclosures on neighborhoods and communities. Among the issues they addressed were falling house values, ...
131May 10, 2007
State and Federal Gun Laws
Witnesses testified about laws governing the purchase of firearms, existing controls and regulations on sales and background checks, the problem of gun violence in society, and loopholes in laws for ...
121Mar 29, 2007
Taxpayer Financed Sports Stadiums
Witnesses testified at a hearing on the topic, gDo Taxpayer-Financed Sports Stadiums, Convention Centers and Hotels Deliver as Promised for America’s Cities? h Among the issues they ...
58Nov 14, 2008
Treasury Department Use of Bailout Funds Reaction
Phone lines were opened for viewer reactions to the Treasury Department’s plan to use bailout funds along with the role of the government in financial intervention.