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    Jobs and Drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

    Witnesses testified on drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a way to create jobs and increase domestic energy production.
    During the hearing Representative Young (R-AK) and…

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    Immigrant Farm Workers

    Witnesses spoke about the American agricultural sector’s reliance on foreign, and often undocumented, workers to pick fruit and vegetables on America’s farms. Comedy…

    236,805 views
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    EPA Investigation of John Beale

    Witnesses testified at a House Oversight Committee hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) investigation of John Beale, the former high-ranking official who has plead…

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    Geithner and Bernanke Testimony on AIG Bonuses

    Secretary Geithner and Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke testifed about a proposed regulations allowing the federal government to purchase “toxic” financial assets through a…

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    Budget Resolution Markup: Opening Statements

    Committee members made opening statements and considered amendments and changes to the fiscal year 2003 budget resolution. The proposal was labeled as a “wartime” budget…

    144,994 views
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    Comcast and NBC Universal Merger, Part 2

    Witnesses testified about the potential impact on the media marketplace of the proposed joint venture agreement between Comcast and NBC Universal. Among the issues they addressed were…

    137,825 views
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    Wikileaks,the Espionage Act, and the Constitution

    Constitutional law and national security scholars testified on the constitutionality of prosecuting Wikileaks founder Julian Assange under the 1917 Espionage Act. Among the topics…

    96,891 views
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    Live Sports Broadcasts and Piracy, Part 1

    The House Judiciary Committee looked at the piracy of live sports broadcasts over the Internet. Witnesses included officials from Major League Baseball, ESPN, Ultimate Fighting…

    95,207 views
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    Homeland Security Oversight

    Secretary Janet Napolitano testified at an oversight hearing of the Department of Homeland Security. Many questions focused on Secretary Napolitano’s June 15th memo on deferring…

    83,074 views
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    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    Elizabeth Warren testified on the implementation and congressional oversight of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). CFPB was scheduled to open on July 21, 2011, and was…

    65,941 views
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    Al Gore on Climate Change Legislation

    Former Vice President Gore and Senator Warner testified on the American Clean Energy Security Act of 2009. The proposed legislation would cut carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases by 20…

    58,013 views
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    Toyota Recalls, Panel 1

    The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing titled, “Response by Toyota and NHTSA to Incidents of Sudden Unintended Acceleration.”

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    Internal Revenue Service Scrutiny of Non-Profit Groups, Part 2

    Acting Commissioner Steven Miller and Inspector J. Russell George testified about revelations that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had applied additional scrutiny to groups applying for…

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    Federal Gun Smuggling Sting Operation, Senator Grassley

    Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Charles Grassley (R-IA) testified at a hearing on a government sting operation aimed at gun smugglers known as “Operation Fast and…

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    Drug Enforcement Administration Oversight Hearing

    Michele Leonhart testified at an oversight hearing of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Among the topics she addressed were the DEA’s knowledge of the “Fast and…

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    Termination of Individual Health Policies

    Witnesses testified about the practice of “post-claims underwriting,” which occurs when insurance companies cancel individual health insurance policies after providers submit…

    46,755 views
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    House Committee Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Overview

    Treasury Secretary Geithner gave an overview of President Obama’s budget proposals for fiscal year 2010. In his remarks he said the Obama administration would work with Congress to…

    43,774 views
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    Department of Justice Oversight, Part 2

    Attorney General Holder answered members' questions about Justice Department operations and other issues. Among the topics they addressed were efforts to combat terrorism, the…

    37,366 views
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    Federal Response to Rise in Autism Rates

    Domestic and advocacy group officials testified about autism. Among the topics they discussed were efforts to increase awareness and understanding of the disease, the cost of the…

    36,144 views
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    Proposed Changes to Social Security Benefits

    The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security held a hearing on proposed changes to Social Security future benefits and the impact those changes would have on the program, future…

    35,241 views
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