53,169Feb 23, 2010
Toyota Recalls, Panel 1
The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing titled, “Response by Toyota and NHTSA to Incidents of Sudden Unintended Acceleration.”
22,501Apr 12, 2010
Dennis Quaid Remarks on Medical Errors
Dennis Quaid, whose newborn twins in 2007 received a near fatal hospital overdose of Heparin, talked about the prevention of potentially deadly medical errors. Mr. Quaid recently helped to ...
22,465Apr 27, 2010
Witnesses testified about potential improvements to federal mine-safety laws. They talked about a number of issues including current federal regulations, mine safety inspections, and the number ...
14,343Jun 8, 2011
U.S. Food Safety
Caroline Smith DeWall talked about U.S. food safety, and she responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included Germany’s E. coli outbreak, the evolution and ...
11,192Jan 24, 2012
Occupy Washington, D.C., McPherson Square Permit Decision
Witnesses testified on the National Park Service’s (NPS) decision to allow members of the Occupy, Washington, D.C., movement to camp indefinitely in the city’s McPherson Square, an area ...
6,298Jun 15, 2010
Offshore Drilling Operations and Safety
Oil company executives spoke about the safety and security of offshore drilling operations, as well as the causes of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the ability of the energy industry to ...
5,818Mar 10, 2006
Defective Products and Corporate Accountability
The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on defective products and corporate accountability. Lawyers for plaintiffs in liability lawsuits, consumer advocates, and manufacturing industry ...
4,615Apr 6, 2010
Federal Oversight of Car Safety Standards
Former National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) administrators, automobile industry executives, and a Detroit News reporter who covered the Congressional hearings on the Toyota ...
3,519Jul 27, 2010
Infrastructure Spending and Job Creation
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood talked about infrastructure stimulus spending and its impact on job creation, and his national effort against distracted driving. He responded to telephone ...
3,425Sep 14, 2009
Health Effects of Cell Phone Use
Witnesses testified about research into cellular telephone use and its potential impact on human health, as well as the potential side effects and consequences of cell phone use. They focused ...
3,158Sep 23, 2010
Book Discussion on Disconnect
Devra Davis presented her book Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation, What the Industry Has Done to Hide It, and How to Protect Your Family, published that day by Dutton. She ...
2,892Mar 15, 2012
Q&A with Jerry Ensminger and Rachel Libert
Jerry Ensminger and Rachel Libert discussed their documentary on retired U.S. Marine Corps Master Sergeant Jerry Ensminger, which chronicles his efforts on behalf of Marines and their families ...
2,806Apr 4, 2012
Medical Products and Food Safety
Professor Jim Riviere and other authors of an Institute of Medicine report on food and drug import safety outlined their findings. Among the topics they addressed were the safety of imported ...
2,611Feb 24, 2010
Toyota Gas Pedals, CEOs
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing on government response to a series of recalls for unintended acceleration and other defects.
Akio Toyoda apologized personally ...
1,887Sep 22, 2010
Salmonella Egg Recall and Food Safety
Two women who contracted salmonella from tainted eggs testified before the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. A Food and Drug Administration ...
1,859Feb 24, 2010
Toyota Gas Pedals, Secretary LaHood, Part 1
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing on government response to a series of recalls for unintended acceleration and other defects. Secretary LaHood testified about ...
1,825Jun 13, 2011
Peter Pantuso talked about the call from some members of Congress to increase safety standards for tour bus operators following recent crashes in New York, Virginia, and other states that claimed ...
1,660Sep 28, 2012
William Wiatrowski and John Mendeloff talked about workplace safety and occupational hazards, and related policy issues. They responded to telephone calls and electronic ...
1,607Feb 23, 2010
Toyota Recalls, Panel 2
The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing titled, “Response by Toyota and NHTSA to Incidents of Sudden Unintended Acceleration.” In his remarks James Lentz ...
1,339Sep 30, 2010
Johnson and Johnson Drug Recalls
Johnson & Johnson CEO William Weldon and the Food and Drug Administration’s principal deputy commissioner testified on the recall of over 135 million bottles of infant and children’s ...
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