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    Patient Safety

    Medical doctors specializing in patient safety testified at a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions subcommittee on preventable medical errors that can lead to death or serious…

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    General Motors Recall Spotlight

    This program included portions of C-SPAN programming on the General Motors (GM) recall of 1.62 million cars because of ignition switch safety concerns. General Motors Ignition Switch…

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    Trucks and Public Safety

    Regulators, safety advocates, and industry representatives testified on ways to improve freight truck safety on U.S. roads. Anne Ferro, the outgoing administrator of the Federal Motor…

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    2014 Air Safety Forum, Panel on Modernizing Airspace System

    Experts from two think tanks and the union representing air traffic controllers talked about modernizing and funding of the National Airspace System and the FAA’s Next Generation Air…

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    2014 Air Safety Forum, Panel on Pilot Health

    Aeromedical experts talked about occupational safety and pilot health issues Topics included obstructive sleep apnea, psychological disorders, and alcohol and substance abuse.  This…

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    2014 Air Safety Forum, Panel on Regulation

    Officials from the Federal Aviation Administration, International Civil Aviation, Organization and Transit Canada talked about air transportation regulatory issues. The discussed…

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    Marijuana and Transportation Safety

    Federal transportation and health officials testified on the risks of driving under the influence of marijuana, and changes to federal transportation policy if marijuana use were…

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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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    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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