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    Governor Sebelius on Health Care Issues

    Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius testified about heath care issues in the U.S. She also appeared as President Obama’s nominee to be secretary of the Department of Health and Human…

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    Labor Secretary Nomination Hearing

    Representative Hilda Solis testified about her nomination as secretary of labor. In her remarks she spoke about the state of the economy, rising unemployment rates, and the role of…

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    Education Secretary Nomination Hearing

    Arne Duncan testified about his nomination as secretary of the Department of Education. In his testimony he said the Obama administration intended to expand early childhood programs,…

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    Cancer Research and Patient Care

    Cancer survivors and health care industry representatives testified about cancer research and patient care. Topics included research funding and innovation, the quality of patient…

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    History Education

    The Education and Early Childhood Development Subcommittee heard testimony about the teaching of American history and civics. Topics included the proposed American History Achievement…

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    HHS Secretary Nomination Preliminary Hearing

    A hearing was held on the nomination of former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle to be secretary of Health and Human Services in the Obama administration. In his testimony he spoke…

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    Teen and Young-Adult Suicide

    Witnesses testified about the problem of teen and young-adult suicide in America, prevention programs, and other possible solutions to the problem.

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    Safety of Gene Therapy

    Witnesses testified about medical testing involving gene therapy, a process of using DNA to correct a wide variety of inherited disorders, as well as some forms of cancer and heart…

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    American Competitiveness

    Bill Gates testified about the state of education in the U.S. and its impact on the ability of Americans to compete in the global economy. In his remarks he said that overhauls of the…

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    College Financing

    Witnesses testified about college costs and debt, including proposals to increase need-based aid to college students, help student borrowers better manage their debt, reform federal student…

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    Pension Plan Structures

    Witnesses testified about the recent practice by many corporations to change from a traditional pension plan to a cash balance system. Congressmen testified about the effect this…

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    Financial Abuse of the Elderly

    Maryland’s attorney general, abuse victims and others testified about financial abuse and exploitation of the elderly. Topics included telemarketing scams, identity theft and law…

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    Women's Contraceptive Insurance Coverage

    Witnesses testified about the Equity in Prescription and Contraceptive Coverage Act which would require health plans that cover prescription drugs to include the same level of coverage of…

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    Food Safety

    Witnesses testified about food safety. This hearing was held after a report to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Science Advisory Board which found that the FDA is under funded,…

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    Tobacco Products Regulation

    Witnesses testified about legislation that would give the Food and Drug Administration the authority to regulate tobacco products in order to keep tobacco manufacturers from enticing people…

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    School Safety

    The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee heard testimony on school safety. In the wake of school shootings in Colorado, witnesses testified about measures to prevent…

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    Prescription Drug Safety

    The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee heard testimony from medical experts and consumer advocates on drug safety and the approval process for new drugs. Among the…

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    Nomination Hearings

    Committee members heard testimony from Andrew von Eschenbach on his nomination to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. They also heard testimony from Paul DeCamp on his…

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    State of Alzheimer's Research

    The Senate Retirement and Aging Committee held a hearing on the state of Alzheimer’s disease research. Witnesses testified about the impact of the disease on individuals and…

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    Fighting Global Tuberculosis, AIDS, and Malaria

    The hearing was about the reauthorization of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.

    Panelists representing governmental and non-governmental organizations talked about the…

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