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    Financial Institutions and Enron Collapse, Day 1

    Accountants and auditors testified about financial practices and the role of banks in the Enron bankruptcy. Among the topics they addressed were “prepay” schemes intended…

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    Enron Financial Transactions

    Witnesses testified about deceptive business practices by Enron executives and the involvement of banking and financial institutions in the deceptions. They also talked about changes…

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    Financial Institutions and Enron Collapse, Day 2

    Mr. Martin testified about accounting and consulting practices at Merrill Lynch as they related to the Enron financial collapse. Mr. Tilney and Mr. Furst appeared at the…

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    Private Banking and Money Laundering

    Witnesses testified about the vulnerability of private banking to money laundering, money laundering laws, and potential money laundering by foreign leaders through secret Citibank…

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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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    Board Role in Enron Financial Collapse

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

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    Illegal File Sharing

    Recording and motion picture industry officials and file-sharing advocates testified about the impact computer file sharing has had on the entertainment industry. Topics included…

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    The West Nile Virus

    Witnesses testified about a recent outbreak of West Nile virus that killed 94 people in the U.S., the future threat of outbreaks, and efforts to develop vaccines and treatments for the…

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    Federal Employees Political Activities Act

    Witnesses testified on the oversight of government management. The subcommittee members discussed legislation for reforming the federal government and for changes to current law…

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    Readings on Free Expression

    PEN American Center presented a forum called “State of Emergency: Unconventional Readings” as part of their “Campaign for Core Freedoms.” Ffifteen authors read…

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    Video Game Ratings

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    Persian Gulf War Friendly Fire Incident

    The committee heard testimony on a “friendly fire” incident during the Persian Gulf War involving the death of an Army corporal. The Government Accounting Office disputed…

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    Aviation Safety

    Committee members heard testimony on how unapproved airplane parts are affecting air safety. Unapproved parts are those that don’t meet FAA manufacture or repair guidelines.

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    Census Count of Homeless Population

    The Senate Government Information and Regulation subcommittee and the House Census and Population subcommittee heard testimony on the methods used by the U.S. Census Bureau to count the…

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    Sweepstakes Mailings and Promotions

    Representatives of sweepstakes companies defended potentially deceptive practices used in sweepstakes contests which advertise and sell magazines. Committee members questioned whether…

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    Status of Organized Crime

    Witnesses testified about an FBI investigation of organized crime families. Visual aids such as charts were shown. Mr. Buscetta testified anonymously behind a screen so that…

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    Day Trading

    Witnesses testified about the growing practice of day trading. Among the issues addressed were its similarities to gambling, the effect on companies and the stock market, and deceptive…

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    Dietary Supplement Safety

    Witnesses testified regarding the safety and regulation of dietary supplements. Specifically, the committee examined the Food and Drug Administration’s regulatory efforts under…

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    Sweepstakes Fraud and Senior Citizens

    The subcommittee heard testimony on the issue of sweepstakes fraud and senior citizens. They addressed the issue of sweepstakes mailings and their impact on the lives of senior…

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    Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

    Dr. Kanof and Dr. Hughes testified about responses to the global outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). Among the topics they addressed were infectious disease…

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