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    President Obama Signing Chemical Safety Bill

    President Obama signed into law H.R. 2576, the “Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act,” which modernizes the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act. In…

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    Public Safety Broadband Network

    State and federal officials testified at a hearing on the progress made on the deployment of the First Responder Network Authority, or FirstNet, a public safety broadband network created…

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    Implementation of Highway Spending Bill

    Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx testified at a hearing on the implementation of the $305 billion Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, which President Obama signed…

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    Transportation of Hazardous Materials

    Marie Therese Dominguez, administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), talked about safety concerns with oil and natural gas pipelines and the…

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    Washington, D.C., Metrorail Services and Safety

    Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority leaders and federal transportation safety officials testified at a hearing on safety concerns with the D.C. Metrorail system, and the recent…

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    Self-Driving Cars

    Auto industry representatives and technology experts testified at a hearing about ongoing efforts to develop self-driving cars and the potential benefits for consumers. They also…

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    Book Discussion on Foolproof

    Gregory Ip talked about his book Foolproof: Why Safety Can Be Dangerous and How Danger Makes Us Safe, in which he asks whether people are becoming less safe by protecting themselves from…

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    Defense Department Anthrax Labs Review

    Army officials briefed reporters and responded to questions on the investigation into live anthrax specimens that were accidentally transferred to several laboratories in the U.S. and at…

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    Toxic Substances in Consumer Products

    Elizabeth Grossman talked about the article she co-wrote for In These Times, “What We Didn’t Know Is Killing Us.” For the piece she investigated the scientific research…

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    Influenza Season Preparedness

    Public health agency officials testified on their organizations' preparations for the upcoming influenza season and other infectious diseases. Representative Degette (D-CO) questioned…

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    Food and Drug Administration Confirmation Hearing

    Robert Califf testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on his nomination to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. Many of senators'…

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    Open Phones

    Phone lines were open for viewer calls on a Center for Disease Control and Prevention report showing a 25 percent increase in multi-state foodborne outbreaks over the past five years.

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    Foodborne Illness

    Dr. Tom Frieden talked about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report of a 25 percent increase in multi-state outbreaks of foodborne illness in the past five…

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    Vehicle and Road Safety

    Automotive industry executives, safety regulators, and consumer advocates testified at a hearing on improving vehicle and roadway safety. The subcommittee was considering a discussion…

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    Communicators with Andrew Greenberg

    Andrew Greenberg talked by video from New York City about the vulnerability of cars connected to the Internet. He had acted as a tester for “white hat” cybersecurity…

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    Drone Safety

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the risks drones pose to aviation safety and the need for drone safety regulations to mitigate those risks.

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    Food Safety

    Dr. Stephen Ostroff was one of three Food and Drug Administration officials who testified at a hearing on food safety. Dr. Ostroff also talked about the budget and…

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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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