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    Commercial Drone Regulation

    Regulators and industry leaders testified at a hearing on proposed federal rules for unmanned aerial vehicles known as drones. Questions from committee members were primarily about…

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    Recreational Drone Use and Commercial Aircraft

    Bart Jansen talked about near-collisions between drones and commercial aircraft and what the federal government could do to regulate recreational and commercial use of unmanned aerial…

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    Defense Department Anthrax Shipments

    Officials from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Government Accountability Office (GAO), and Departments of Defense and Health and Human Services testified about live anthrax specimens…

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    Government and Private Sector Role in Promoting Safety

    Deborah Hersman talked about the the role of both the government and private sector in addressing key safety issues. Topics included distracted driving, workplace safety, and…

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    NASA's Use of Private Space Companies

    Jeff Foust talked about the June 28, 2015, explosion of the commercial SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which was full of supplies, 139 seconds after liftoff and the larger issue of NASA using…

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    Positive Train Control

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the status of positive train control (PTC) implementation on U.S. railroad networks by the December 31, 2015, deadline. PTC describes the…

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    Takata Air Bag Recall

    A Senate committee hearing was held to obtain an update on the recall of defective automobile airbags manufactured by Takata and the role of the National Highway Traffic Safety…

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    Takata Airbag Recall

    David Shepardson talked about the latest in a consumer recall involving Takata airbags, which affects nearly 34 million vehicles. He also discussed the health of the U.S. auto…

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    Takata Air Bag Recall

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on concerns that air bags made by Japanese auto supplier Takata could deploy too forcefully, thus spraying metal fragments inside the vehicle. In May…

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    Amtrak Derailment

    Officials from the National Transportation Safety Board, the Federal Railroad Administration, Amtrak, and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen testified on the May 2015…

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    Food Safety

    Richard Williams and Michael Jacobson talked about the Obama administration’s move to ban trans fats in foods, recent foodborne illness outbreaks, and food labeling standards for…

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    Transportation Security Administration Confirmation Hearing

    Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger testified at a hearing on his nomination to be Homeland Security assistant secretary and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)…

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    Consumer Product Safety Commission Oversight, Part 2

    Consumer and industry advocates testified at a hearing on the effectiveness of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)'s regulations and voluntary safety standards for…

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    Consumer Product Safety Commission Oversight, Part 1

    Members of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) testified at a hearing on the effectiveness of the CPSC’s regulations and voluntary safety standards.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to a question related to the May 12 Amtrak train crash in Philadelphia: “Do you support or oppose more infrastructure spending?”

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    Open Phones on Congressional Role in Amtrak Safety

    Telephone lines were open for comments on the role of Congress in Amtrak safety.

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    Amtrak Train Derailment Investigation

    Heather Caygle talked the investigation of the May 12 Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia. Topics included congressional reaction to the crash, including a vote by a House panel to…

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    Safer Rail Tank Cars

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Canada’s Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt held a press conference to announce the next generation of stronger, safer rail tank cars for…

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    FAA Reauthorization and Airline Safety

    Officials from several aviation safety agencies testified at a hearing on reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Topics included pilot fatigue and training, regulations…

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    Food Safety Laws

    Chris Young and Erin Quinn talked about a legal loophole in U.S. food safety law that allowed companies to add new ingredients to food without a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) safety…

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