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    NASA Administrator Confirmation Hearing

    Mr. O’Keefe testified about his nomination as NASA administrator. Among the topics he addressed were his vision of future space programs, the development of new…

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    Airport Security

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held an oversight hearing on the Transportation Security Administration. In his testimony, John Pistole defended the…

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    Future of Journalism and Newspapers

    Witnesses testified about challenges facing the newspaper industry, how the media landscape has changed with the introduction of digital technology, and new models and improvements in…

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    Rock Lyrics Record Labeling

    The committee heard testimony on the objectionable content of some rock music lyrics. Opponents of these lyrics want legislation requiring labels on rock music products.

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    Future of Human Space Flight, Apollo Astronauts

    Witnesses talked about the future of human space flight in relation to President Obama’s recent announcement of a new direction for NASA. Former Apollo astronauts criticized the…

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    Cable Television and the Consumer Protection Act of 1992

    Witnesses testified on the effects of the Cable Television and Consumer Protection Act of 1992 on the television marketplace and consumers twenty years after its passage. The Cable…

    4,590 views
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    General Motors Ignition Switch Recall

    A Senate subcommittee hearing was held on General Motors' and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s handling of ignition switch complaints in GM cars that had resulted…

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    Financial Collapse of Enron

    Witnesses, including several retirees, testified about the issues surrounding the collapse of the Enron Corporation. Among the topics addressed were the inability to sell company stock…

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    Detection and Treatment of Concussions in Student Athletes

    Witnesses testified on concussions suffered by student athletes. Among the topics addressed were returning to play too soon after injury, diagnosis of concussions, protective…

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    Columbia Accident Investigation Board Report

    Last week the Shuttle Columbia Accident Investigation Board released its final report. Board chairman Harold Gehman and Mr. O’Keefe testified about the report and about the…

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    Energy Market Manipulation

    A hearing was held on energy market manipulation and federal enforcement regimes. Topics included the current state of the oil and gas markets and their impact on consumers, as well as…

    1,765 views
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    Cable Telecommunications Act, Day 1 Part 1

    Senator Inouye talked about the history of governmental regulation of cable and the telecommunication industry. Senators Ford and Gore also offered opening remarks. The panel was…

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    Cable Telecommunications Act, Day 2 Part 2

    The hearing focused on the effects of the Cable Act of 1984.

    Mr. Fritts talked about the monopolies in cable. He said that the cable rates for consumers had increased 29% in the…

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    Cable Telecommunications Act, Day 1 Part 2

    Mr. Mooney talked about the factors that caused rate increases. He talked about operators that over charged consumers, emphasizing that they were isolated cases and not indicative…

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    Cable Telecommunications Act, Day 2 Part 1

    Senators Gore and McCain gave short comments. They gave their opinions on the proceedings.

    Mr. Sikes said that cable markets are not open markets due to the 1984 Cable…

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    Space Debris and Asteroid Threats

    NASA and science and technology experts testified on ways to mitigate threats from near earth objects (NEOs) such as satellites, and tracking methods used to reduce odds that asteroids and…

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    Space Initiative

    Mr. O’Keefe and other witnesses testified about the Bush administration proposals to renew manned missions to the Moon and, eventually, Mars. He also talked about the status…

    1,370 views
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    Energy Drink Marketing Strategy

    Medical experts and business executives testified on the ways that that “energy ” drink companies market their products toward children.

    1,213 views
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    Marketing of Consumer Information

    A representative from the Federal Trade Commission, private industry officials, and privacy advocates testified on the impact to consumers the collection and marketing of personal…

    1,124 views
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    Enron Bankruptcy

    Mr. Powers testified about his investigation into financial practices at Enron and the responsibility of various board members in the financial collapse of the…

    1,092 views
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