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    Public Broadcasting Funding

    The Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee heard testimony on funding for Public Broadcasting. PBS executives testified about the uses of public…

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    Proposed Ergonomics Standards

    Senators heard testimony on work restriction protection provisions of proposed ergonomic regulations from OSHA, and the effects of these provisions on state workers compensation …

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    Community Services Grant Reauthorization

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from officials from community services programs in New York and California regarding legislation that would reauthorize block grants for community…

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    Science and Ethics of Cloning

    Public Health and Safety Subcommittee members held a hearing about the science and ethics of clone. Researchers and ethicists, including the Scottish scientist who successfully cloned…

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    Head Start Program Review

    Witnesses, including Senator Kennedy, testified on the effectiveness of the Head Start program instituted at public schools. Recently, an advisory committee issued a report on the…

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    Public School Funding

    The subcommittee heard testimony from city officials and school administrators on funding for public schools on the federal, state and local level, and the role of the federal government in…

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    U.S. Education Funding Issues

    The subcommittee heard testimony from U.S. college administrators and finance officials on how higher education financing programs operate in U.S. institutions of higher…

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    Family and Medical Leave Legislation

    The committee met to consider a bill that would provide workers with up to twelve weeks of unpaid leave to care for a sick child or family member.

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    Violence and America's Youth

    The subcommittee heard testimony on violence among America’s youth in a hearing entitled, “Children at War: Violence and America’s Youth.” Witnesses spoke on the…

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    Save American Jobs Act

    The committee heard testimony on a bill that would seek to discourage American companies from relocating their operations to foreign countries. Representatives of the United Auto…

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    Women in the Workplace

    The subcommittee heard testimony on the situation of women in the work force, including such issues as job discrimination, the “glass ceiling” preventing promotion of women in…

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    Replacement of Striking Workers

    The committee heard from labor and business representatives on legislation to prevent discrimination based on participation in labor disputes.

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    Child Labor Laws Violations

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    National Endowment for the Arts Funding

    The committee heard from a number of people in the art world and from representatives of consumer groups. At issue was whether federal funds should be used to support art work that may…

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    Excellence in Education

    Subcommittee held hearings on S. 695, to promote excellence in American education by recognizing and rewarding schools, teachers, and students for their outstanding achievements, and…

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    Child Care Services

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    Medical Leave for Parents

    The House Labor and Human Resources subcommittee on Children, Family, Drugs and Alcohoholism heard testimony about granting employees parental and temporary medical leave under certain…

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