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    Government Assistance for Automotive Industry

    A hearing was held on requests from Ford, Chrysler, and General Motors for federal financial assistance to the domestic automotive industry. Executives from the auto companies…

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    Domestic Automobile Industry, CEO Panel

    Automobile industry executives testified on the challenges facing the domestic automobile industry and their request for $25 billion in emergency federal assistance. They also…

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    U.S. Credit Markets and Federal Rescue Plan

    Witnesses testified about recent turmoil in the financial markets, regulation of investment banking procedures, and on the need to enact legislation quickly on the Bush Administration $700…

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    Energy Market Manipulation

    A hearing was held on energy market manipulation and federal enforcement regimes. Topics included the current state of the oil and gas markets and their impact on consumers, as well as…

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    U.S. Financial Markets and Sale of Bear Stearns

    Chairman Bernanke and others testified about the recent actions of federal financial regulators attempting to prevent damage to global financial systems. Questioning centered on…

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    Energy and National Security

    Witnesses at a hearing on multi-purpose energy initiatives testified about U.S. oil consumption, reliance on foreign sources of fuel, as well as planning and building a better…

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    Domestic Automobile Industry, Senator Stabenow Testimony

    Witnesses testified about the challenges facing the domestic automobile industry. They also addressed the current debate over the possible role of the federal government in assisting…

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    Weapons of Mass Destruction Report

    Members of the Commission on Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction, Proliferation and Terrorism, testified about the findings and recommendations in their final report, World at Risk.…

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    Financial Market Regulation

    The witnesses testified about recent financial market developments and regulatory responses to them. Among the issues they addressed were the housing mortgage crisis, Bush…

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    Alzheimer's Disease

    The Senate Committee on Special Aging held a hearing that focused on the future of Alzheimer’s disease and current breakthroughs and challenges. An estimated 5.2 million…

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    Monetary Policy Report

    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke delivered the semiannual monetary policy report to the Congress and spoke about the state of the economy and financial markets. He addressed…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate agreed to the conference report to accompany H.R. 2419; Food and Energy Security Act of 2007.

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    U.S. Economic Outlook

    Economic leaders gave testimony on the current state of the U.S. economy and financial matters including the economic downturn and the mortgage market crisis. They predicted sluggish…

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    Cruise Ship Safety

    Witnesses testified about cruise ship safety, focusing on potential steps for keeping Americans safe at sea. Topics included crimes that occur on cruise ships; the extent to which…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business. Thereafter, the Senate begin consideration of the conference report to S.Con.Res. 70, the fiscal year 2009 budget resolution.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed the nominations of General David H. Petraeus and of Lieutenant General; Raymond T. Odierno to be general.

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    Emissions Waiver for California

    Witnesses testified about the decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deny California a waiver that would allow the state to regulate greenhouse gas pollution from motor…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and begin a period of morning business.

    Thereafter, the Senate resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to S.3044, the Consumer-First Energy bill

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    State of the Banking Industry

    A hearing was held with the regulators of the banking industry to question them on their role in the economic downturn the United States was experiencing in March 2008. The hearing…

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    Senate Session

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