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    Patient Safety

    Medical doctors specializing in patient safety testified at a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions subcommittee on preventable medical errors that can lead to death or serious…

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    Black Lung Medical Claims

    From former West Virginia coal miner Robert Bailey was among the witnesses at a hearing on the health and financial challenges faced by coal miners affected with black lung disease.

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    Cell Phones and Consumer Protection

    Witnesses testified about the practice of “cramming” wireless phone bills, in which consumers are charged for unauthorized third-party services. Terrell McSweeny,…

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    Trucks and Public Safety

    Regulators, safety advocates, and industry representatives testified on ways to improve freight truck safety on U.S. roads. Anne Ferro, the outgoing administrator of the Federal Motor…

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    School Lunch Programs

    Nutrition experts testified on school lunch programs across the U.S. and potential changes to strengthen the delivery and quality of those programs. Julia Bauscher, the president-elect…

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    Private Student Loans

    Witnesses testified on private student loans, including current levels of debt, options borrowers have to modify loans, and the legal framework. One of the panelists told the committee…

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    Social Security Commissioner Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on confirming the nomination of Carolyn Watts Colvin to be commissioner of the Social Security Administration. Ms. Colvin, who had been…

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    Domestic Challenges and Global Competition in Aviation Manufacturing

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation’s Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security will hold a hearing on Thursday, July…

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    Hearing to Consider the Nominations of The Honorable Carolyn Watts Colvin

    Hearings to examine the nomination of Carolyn Watts Colvin, of Maryland, to be Commissioner of Social Security.

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    Examining the GAO Report on Expectations of Government Support for Bank Holding Companies

    Hearings to examine financial products for students, focusing on issues and challenges. 

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    Women and Gun Violence

    Law enforcement, legal, and social work experts testified about possible changes to the Violence Against Women Act, and the law’s effectiveness in protecting women from gun…

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    Ambassador Nominations

    John Tefft and Donald Heflin testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about their qualifications to represent the U.S. as ambassadors to Russia and Cape Verde…

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    Cramming on Wireless Phone Bills: A Review of Consumer Protection Practices and Gaps

    Hearings to examine wireless phone bills, focusing on a review of consumer protection practices and gaps.

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    Oversight Hearing on "When Catastrophe Strikes: Responses to Natural Disasters in Indian Country"

    An oversight hearing to examine responses to natural disasters in Indian country. 

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    Pricing Policies and Competition in the Contact Lens Industry

    Hearings to examine pricing policies and competition in the contact lens industry.  The subcommittee hearing “Pricing Policies and Competition in the Contact Lens Industry: Is…

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    Health, Education, Labor and Pensions: Children and Families

    Hearings to examine paid family leave, focusing on the benefits for businesses and working families. 

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    The African Growth and Opportunity Act at 14: The Road Ahead

    Hearings to examine the “African Growth and Opportunity Act” at 14, focusing on the road ahead. 

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    Public Lands, Forests, and Mining Subcommittee Hearing

    The hearing will be held on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at 9:30 a.m., in room 366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. The purpose of the hearing is to receive testimony on the…

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    Iran Nuclear Negotiations

    Obama administration officials and academics testified on the status of nuclear negotiations between the U.S. and five other global powers (P5+1) with Iran. A July 20th, 2014, deadline…

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