12,959Jul 15, 2010
Uses of Dispersants in Gulf Oil Spill, Environmental Panel
Lisa Jackson and Larry Robinson testified at a hearing on the use of dispersants in response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Topics included the effects dispersants have on wildlife and ...
3,705Jun 12, 2013
Cybersecurity and Government Surveillance
Senior cybersecurity officials testified on their efforts to protect the U.S. from cyber attacks. Much of the hearing focused on leaks revealing the extent of domestic phone surveillance by the ...
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 ...
2,526Jun 13, 2012
Defense Spending and National Security
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chair Martin Dempsey testified on defense spending in light of automatic cuts, known as sequestration, scheduled to go into effect in January 2013. ...
1,927Feb 14, 2013
Debt Reduction and the Federal Budget
Obama administration cabinet officials testified on the impact of sequestration on their departments. Some of the services that would be cut included Agriculture Department inspections, airport ...
1,845Apr 11, 2011
NASA 2012 Budget
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden testified about his agency’s budget request for fiscal year 2012. The request was for $18.7 billion, with $4.3 billion for the Space Shuttle and International ...
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 ...
1,271Jun 6, 2013
Justice Department Oversight and Budget, Attorney General Holder
Attorney Justice Eric Holder testified on the Justice Department’s fiscal year 2014 budget request. He also discussed his department’s seizure of Associated Press phone records and ...
1,126Mar 30, 2011
Japan Nuclear Plant Crisis, Government Panel
The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development held a hearing on lessons the U.S. can take from the nuclear plant crisis in Japan. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chair ...
1,073Jul 15, 2010
Uses of Dispersants in Gulf Oil Spill, Non-Profit Organizations
Representatives from non-profit organizations testified on the use of dispersants in the clean up of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Among the topics they addressed were the effects on the ...
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 ...
997May 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 ...
954Mar 8, 2012
Department of Justice Fiscal Year 2013 Budget
Attorney General Holder testified on his department’s fiscal year 2013 budget.
926Aug 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 ...
815Mar 15, 2012
Fiscal Year 2013 FBI Budget
Robert Mueller testified on the FBI fiscal year 2013 budget request. He warned against additional budget cuts that could be imposed through the sequestration process, and said the FBI budget ...
791Apr 22, 2010
Fiscal Year 2011 NASA Budget
NASA Administrator Charles Bolton and a member of the the NASA safety advisory board testified about the fiscal year 2011 NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) ...
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 ...
642May 18, 2011
Department of Energy 2012 Budget
Energy Secretary Steven Chu testified on his department’s budget request for 2012 and the president’s plan to increase the Energy Department’s budget to $29.5 billion, up 12 ...
633Dec 5, 2012
FEMA Response to Hurricane Sandy, Senators Panel
Senators affected by Hurricane Sandy testified about damage and recovery efforts in their states. They focused on the challenges their constituents faced in the aftermath of the storm and the ...
633Mar 18, 2010
Financial State of Postal Service
Postal officials testified about the current financial situation facing the U.S. Postal Service. Postmaster General John Potter defended cost-cutting proposals to cut Saturday mail delivery and ...
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