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    Insurance Brokerage and Regulation Practices

    Witnesses testified before the committee about regulation of the insurance industry and potential conflicts of interest for insurance brokers. They spoke about insurance brokerage…

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    Iraq Oil-for-Food Program Administration

    Witnesses testified about the administration of the United Nations' oil-for-food program in Iraq prior to the launch of military operations against the Hussein regime. They talked…

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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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    Statewide Security for the Democratic National Convention

    Officials discussed security measures and preparations for the upcoming Democratic National Convention and the accompanying protests.

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    Safety of Internet Drug Purchases

    The subcommittee heard testimony on the safety of prescription drugs sold over the Internet and the dangers of rogue Internet sites selling controlled substances.

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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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    Global Trade Agreements

    Witnesses testified about the impact of shifting global economic forces on the federal government’s ability to negotiate, monitor and enforce trade agreements. Among the topics…

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    Northeast Blackout

    Witnesses testified about a report on the causes of a blackout that affected many in the Northeast and Canada. Among the topics they addressed were improving reliability, upgrading and…

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    Mutual Fund Abuses

    Witnesses testified about allegations of criminal activity by mutual fund managers involving illegal trading practices such as late trading and stale trading of mutual fund holdings to…

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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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    Future of Pension Benefits

    Witnesses testified about the challenges facing U.S. pension benefit systems. Topics included the financial condition of the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation, methods by which…

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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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    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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    Postmaster General Annual Report

    Postmaster General Potter testified about the state of the U.S. Postal Service, mail safety, security and anthrax cleanup, as well as and financial transparency at the agency. He also…

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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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    Dietary Supplements and Weight Loss

    Industry representatives, regulators, and scientists testified about weight loss claims by various dietary substance manufacturers. At issue were the accuracy of claims, the safety of…

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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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    Multilateral Nonproliferation

    Witnesses testified about the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, terrorist threats, and the role of international regimes and treaties in curbing proliferation. Among the…

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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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    Postal Service Reform

    Mr. Potter and Mr. Walker talked about a plan to transform the U.S. Postal Service in light of decreasing mail volume and revenue. They said the primary focus of the service…

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