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    Board Role in Enron Financial Collapse

    Former and present Enron board members testified about financial mismanagement and the company’s bankruptcy. Among the topics addressed were the board’s oversight of…

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    Mortgage Fraud Day 2

    Officials testified about the practice of mortgage “flipping,” where homebuyers are tricked into buying rundown houses at greatly inflated prices.

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    Semipostal Stamps

    Committee members heard testimony about the role of Congress in allowing the postal service to release issue-oriented stamps.

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    Sweepstakes Mailings and Promotions

    Witnesses testified that they had been misled by sweepstakes mailings which they believed had confirmed that they had won millions of dollars. Further, they had purchased many items…

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    Safety in District of Columbia

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from local law enforcement officials regarding safety issues in the District of Columbia. The hearing came in the wake of the shooting at the…

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    Food Imports Safety: A Case Study

    Senators heard testimony about imported foods, and the correlation between the rise in use of these foods and the rise of food-borne illnesses and deaths. The General Accounting Office…

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    Safety of Food Imports

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from nutritionists and officials from the Food and Drug Administration. They talked about food importing procedures and the safety of food products…

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    Condition of D.C. Public Schools

    Subcommittee members heard testimony regarding the state of public schools in the District of Columbia. Reform measures such as school choice for low-income students and school…

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    Medicare Fraud

    Subcommittee members heard testimony regarding fraud in the Medicare program from members of Congress, the FBI, GAO and Medicare Financing Administration. Sen. Harkin advocates a…

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    Postal Service Work Environment

    Administrators of the United States Postal Service, postal employees' unions, and the General Accounting Office (GAO) testified before the committee concerning a GAO report on…

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    Invention Marketing Scams

    Committee members heard testimony concerning allegations that inventors are being tricked by companies that plan to market the inventions.

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    Access to Papers of Supreme Court Justices

    The subcommittee heard testimony from the Librarian of Congress, attorneys, and respresentatives of academic groups on the recent release of the private papers of the late Supreme Court…

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    Firearms Importing and Licensing

    The committee heard testimony on the federal licensing procedures on the importing and selling of firearms. The hearing was part of an investigation to limit handgun violence in the…

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    Student Loan Abuse

    The Senate Governmental Affairs Subcmte. on Investigations heard testimony on alleged fraud and abuse found in federally funded student loan programs.

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