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    Stewardship of Taxpayer Dollars

    Homeland Security Department officials testified about the need for improved financial reporting. Among the issues they addressed were the impact of financial reporting practices on…

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    Financial Crisis and New Regulatory Law

    Representatives from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Government Accountability Office talked about the extent of the financial crisis and the effects of the new regulatory…

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    Governmental Accounting and Budget Management Offices

    Gene Dodaro talked about the functions of the Governmental Accounting Office (GAO). In his remarks he outlined U.S. economic and demographic trends and challenges identified in the…

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    Electronic Financial Reporting and Disclosure

    Chairman Christopher Cox talked about a proposed electronic system of disclosure to improve the information available to investors and reduce the disclosure and reporting costs for…

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    Congressional Response to Enron Collapse

    Participating by telephone, Ms. Hughes was interviewed about the Congressional response to the collapse of Enron. She talked about the signing into law of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act…

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    Improving Disclosure of Executive Pay

    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) considered a proposal to improve disclosure of corporate CEO pay and other executive compensation. Mr. Beller proposed to the…

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    Corporate Fraud

    Attorney General Gonzalez and Mr. Everson announced the indictments against eight former Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler (KPMG) accounting executives. The indictments charged the…

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    Chief Accountant Announcement

    Mr. Donaldson announced the selection of Mr. Nicolaisen as chief accountant for the Security and Exchange Commission. Following the announcement they answered questions from…

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    Business Scandals and Breaking News

    Journalists spoke about recent corporate scandals and fraudulent account, as well as media coverage of the stories. Among the topics they addressed were investigative methods used,…

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    Union Financial Reporting

    Witnesses testified regarding financial reporting and disclosure rules for labor unions. Supporters of new rules argued that the old financial disclosure forms were outdated and…

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    Enforcement and Inspection Rules

    Board members held a public meeting to consider rules on investigations, inspections, and procedures fro firms wishing to withdraw from registration. They also received a report on the…

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    Freddie Mac Accounting Practices Oversight

    Mr. Falcon testified regarding accounting practices at Freddie Mac, and the events leading up to irregularities in recent Freddie Mac accounting. Other topics covered were plans…

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    Impact of Corporate Accounting Scandals

    Economists talked about lessons learned from several recent corporate accounting scandals. Among the topics they addressed were management practices at Enron, the causes of…

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    Federal Housing Programs

    Subcommittee members reviewed the need to reform the regulatory structure that oversees government-sponsored housing enterprises.  Witnesses testified about accounting practices by…

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    Corporate Accountability

    Witnesses testified about an investigation into financial mismanagement by officials at a union-owned insurance company, ULLICO, which involved insider trading and stock price manipulation.

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    Corporate Accountability

    Mr. DiPiazza spoke about corporate accountability, business accounting, the impact of recent financial scandals on business, and reforming the accounting systems. He also talked…

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    Corporate Accounting Oversight Board

    Mr. Donaldson announced that Mr. McDonough had been appointed as the chairman of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. The board was created after several corporate…

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    Future of the Accounting Profession

    Accountants talked about regulation and oversight of the profession in the wake of several scandals leading to corporate bankruptcies.

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    Restoring Confidence in the SEC

    Participants talked about corporate accountability, legislation passed in the wake of several corporate scandals and bankruptcy, and establishing better regulations in order to improve…

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    Corporate Accounting Regulations

    Commissioners and members of the Corporate Finance Division talked about rules and regulations to implement recent corporate accountability legislation. Among the topics they addressed…

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