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    Cruise Passenger Safety

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee met to discuss the Cruise Passenger Protection Act. The hearing examined the safety and security regulations of the cruising…

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    Patient Safety

    Medical doctors specializing in patient safety testified on preventable medical errors that can lead to death or serious financial problems as bills mount to correct the medical mistake.

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    Centers for Disease Control Anthrax Lab Incident

    Witnesses testified about a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) lab incident in June 2014 in which potentially dozens of staff members were exposed to anthrax because safety procedures were…

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    Representatives Nolan and Crenshaw on Treasury Spending Bill

    Representative Rick Nolan (D-MN) offered a motion to recommit on the Treasury Department spending bill. The motion would have amended the bill to increase the Consumer Product Safety…

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    Sports Brain Injuries and Aging

    The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on the link between sports-related brain injuries and developing neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, later in…

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    Campus Sexual Assaults

    School administrators, Department of Education officials, and victims testified on the problem of sexual assault on college campuses. The hearing focused on ways that federal laws,‎…

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    Sexual Assault on College Campuses

    Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) held the third of a series of roundtable discussions on combating rape and sexual assaults on college campuses. This meeting focused on Title IX of…

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    E-Cigarette Industry Regulation

    Anna Edney talked about health and consumer advocates' calls for regulations over the e-cigarette industry and the Food and Drug Administration’s announcement that it intends to…

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    Health Care Law and Patient Safety

    Jordan Rau talked about increasing hospital quality and patient safety through the Affordable Care Act. C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the conclusion of the…

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    Communication Network Updates

    Internet industry experts testified on the implications of updating copper wire-based telephone service to Internet-based networks, also known as Internet protocol (IP)…

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    Nuclear Regulatory Commission Recommendations

    Members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) testified on the recommendations of their task force created after the 2011 Fukishima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident in…

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    Sexual Assault on College Campuses

    Sexual assault advocacy organization leaders, student victims, and campus safety officials spoke at a roundtable discussion on the effectiveness of the Clery Act and the Campus Sexual…

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    General Motors Recall Strategy

    Paul Barrett talked about his Bloomberg Businessweek article on General Motors' recall of almost 2.6 million cars, “Why GM Keeps Swerving From Apology to Aggression in Recall…

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    Pipeline Safety

    Witnesses testified on the Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act of 2011 (PHMSA), which was set to expire in 2015. The hearing focused on the law and the regulation of…

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    Safety of E-Cigarettes

    Dina Fine Maron talked about her Scientific American article on the history and safety of e-cigarettes. Topics included proposed regulations of the products, marketing and advertising,…

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    Genetically Modified Food

    Consumer advocate Jeffrey Smith and biotechnology entrepreneur Gregory Stock debated the safety of genetically modified food (GMOs). Each gave an illustrated presentation, and then they…

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    Cruise Ship Safety, Part 1

    Cruise line executives and safety and maritime experts talked about ship safety. They reviewed high-profile incidents, ship design, and fire protection. “Emergency…

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    Deborah Hersman on Transportation Safety

    Deborah Hersman, outgoing National Transportation Safety Board chair, gave her farewell address at a National Press Club Speakers Breakfast. She reflected on her time as head of the…

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    Driving Under the Influence (of Cell Phones)

    Madeline Bowne’s Driving Under the Influence (of Cell Phones) was one of the high school East Division second prize-winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam video documentary…

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    Senator Blumenthal on General Motors Recall

    Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) spoke on the Senate floor, calling on General Motors to issue a warning to not drive its cars with bad ignition switches because they are not…

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