1,496May 20, 2010
Mine Safety, Company Panel
Don Blankenship and Cecil Roberts testified about the April 5, 2010 explosion at Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch Mine, as well as the company’s safety record. Several questions ...
1,023Sep 16, 2010
Stem Cell Research
Witnesses testified at the first congressional hearing on stem cells research since Judge Royce Lamberth banned funding for embryonic stem cell research and the Appellate Court’s stay of that ...
999May 22, 2002
Witnesses testified about funding for research into the cause and cure for Parkinson’s Disease. Among the issues they addressed were the current treatments for the disease, the effects of ...
928Aug 5, 2009
Funding Autism Research
A hearing was held on progress made since the subcommittee’s April 17, 2007, hearing on autism. Dr. Insel talked about autism research initiatives the the National Institutes of ...
657Sep 29, 2010
Public Health Threat Preparedness
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and others testified about the government’s plan for developing medicines to combat public health threats such as pandemic flu and ...
597Sep 28, 1999
Parkinson's Disease Research and Treatment
Witnesses testified about research into Parkinson’s Disease and new forms of treatment for the disease. Specifically they talked about treatments which provided deep brain stimulation to ...
563May 20, 2010
Mine Safety, Experts Panel
Mine safety officials testified on proposals to invest in mine safety programs, focusing on efforts to prevent mine disasters. They focused on the April 5, 2010 explosion at Massey ...
456May 15, 2013
National Institutes of Health Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request
Francis Collins testified on the fiscal year 2014 budget request for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He used computer displays during his testimony. The directors of five NIH ...
406Jan 23, 1997
Ebonics in Education
Committee members heard testimony concerning the role of Ebonics, or African-American Vernacular English, in educating African-American students. The Oakland school board originally passed a ...
381Apr 24, 2013
Health and Human Services Department Fiscal Year 2014 Budget
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified on her department’s fiscal year 2014 budget request. Questions focused on how specific programs, particularly health care ...
179Mar 10, 2010
Health and Human Services 2011 Budget
Secretary Sebelius talked about the 2011 Health and Human Services budget request. Among the topics she addressed were increased funding for the Food and Drug Administration, health safety and ...
169Jul 16, 2008
Fiscal Year 2009 National Institutes of Health Budget
Witnesses testified on the fiscal year 2009 budget for programs of the National Institutes of Health. They talked about ongoing research projects, opportunities for future research, costs of ...
153Apr 26, 2000
Stem Cell Research
Witnesses testified about research involving embryonic stem cells. Among the issues raised were the potential benefits of such research in treating disease, whether to renew federal funding of ...
152Apr 17, 2007
Autism Treatment and Research
Witnesses testified about the prevalence of autism and policy implications for health care in the U.S. Among the topics they addressed were combating autism, available treatments, research into the ...
148May 5, 2010
National Institutes of Health Fiscal Year 2011 Budget
Francis Collins testified on the $32 billion fiscal year 2011 budget request for the National Institutes of Health. He also talked about ongoing research into diseases such as cancer and ...
141Jan 23, 2006
Witnesses testified about working conditions and mine safety at coal mines. They focused on several recent mine accidents and incidents, including a deadly accident following and explosion at ...
139May 18, 2000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease) Research
Witnesses testified about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), also known as ALS. Athletes as well as ALS patients talked about the importance of research on the disease, ...
116Sep 5, 2007
Utah Mine Collapse
Witnesses testified about mine safety and an August 6, 2007, Utah mine collapse. Among the issues they addressed were federal regulations related to mine safety, implementation of safety ...
113Jun 9, 2009
Fiscal Year 2010 Labor, HHS, Education Budget
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified about the department’s fiscal year 2010 budget request. In her testimony she focused on health care reform, saying the ...
112Mar 19, 2007
Fiscal Year 2008 National Institutes of Health Budget
Officials testified about the proposed fiscal year 2008 budget for the National Institutes of Health. They talked about various research and development programs, scientific advances, ...
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