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    Book Discussion on Citizenville

    Gavin Newsom talked about his book, Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government, in which he argues that technological innovation can be used to improve our…

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    Shrinking Federal Workforce

    Kellie Lunney talked about the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s approved legislation to reduce the federal workforce by 10 percent over the next three years. She…

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    Abuse of Government Credit Cards

    Gregory Kutz talked about the findings of a new report released last week by the Government Accountability Office on employee abuse of government credit cards. He responded to…

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    Government Reform and Corruption

    Joan Mandle discussed government reform and corruption with students from around the nation participating in the Close Up Foundation’s week-long government studies program.

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    Improving Electronic Government

    Witnesses testified about improving access to federal government on the Internet. Topics included re-authorization of the E-Government Act of 2002, federal achievements since passage…

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    Congressional Lobbying Rules

    Tory Newmyer talked about the details of the lobbying bill that passed the House 396-22 on Thursday, May 24, 2007, and differences to be resolved with the Senate’s bill in a…

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    Whistleblower Protection Act

    As part of a conference on “Whistleblowers and Government Oversight,” the panelists discussed the need for protection for whistleblowers. Topics included the court…

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    Book Discussion on Leviathan on the Right

    Michael Tanner talked about his book, Leviathan on the Right: How Big-Government Conservatism Brought Down the Republican Revolution, published by the Cato Institute. He described a…

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    Congressional Budget

    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and members of the Blue Dog Coalition talked about three measures in the rules package before the House of Representatives that they say would restore…

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    Telecommunications Issues

    Adam Thierer talked about reformation of the Federal Communications Commission, competition among video broadband providers, and media ownership issues. He compared the regulatory…

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    Political Science Class

    Former Representative Gingrich, who was speaker of the House from 1995-1998, taught a political science class at the University of New Hampshire-Manchester. He discussed five major…

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    Foreign Policy Issues

    Dr. Fuerth spoke about needs and methods for long range planning in the U.S. government. He called time “the most precious of all the strategic resources,” and…

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    Eliminating Fraud

    The guests talked about inspectors general and their role in eliminating fraud, waste, and abuse in federal agencies and programs. This week was the 25th anniversary of the enactment…

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    Government Performance Oversight Act

    Witnesses testified regarding the Government Performance and Results Act. The act, passed nearly ten years prior to this hearing, was intended to make government more efficient and…

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    National Public Service Report

    Participants talked about their report which provided a series of recommendations for reorganizing the federal government. Following their remarks they answered questions from the…

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    Management of Federal Agencies

    Federal agency officials testified about the progress they have made in implementing a list of priorities federal agencies should use to improve efficiency. President Bush issued the…

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    Making Regulatory Review Work

    Mr. Graham talked about the federal regulatory process and the Bush administration’s approach to reforming the process. Following his remarks he answered questions from the…

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    Has Government Been Reinvented?

    The senators heard testimony on the success of “reinventing government” initiatives.  Issues raised included government inefficiency and waste, the problems of management,…

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    Independent Counsel Practices

    Witnesses testified about their experiences with independent counsel investigations, the lapse of the independent counsel statute, and the manner in which future investigations of…

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    Simplifying Government Regulations

    Vice President Gore presented the second monthly award for simplifying language in government regulations to the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management. Director Shea…

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