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    Scalia Confirmation Hearing Day 2

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    Executive Branch Regulations and Congressional Oversight

    Legal experts testified on congressional oversight of new executive branch regulations. They focused on a proposal called the “REINS Act.” It would require an up-or-down…

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    Census 2000 Racial Classifications

    Subcommittee members heard testimony concerning the addition of a multiracial ethnic category to the 2000 census. Members of Congress, Census Bureau officials, civil rights advocates…

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    Philosophy and History of First Amendment

    The Federal Communications Bar Association, a group of attorneys specializing in communications law, sponsored a forum investigating the role and applications of the First Amendment…

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    Book Discussion on The Regulators: Anonymous Power Brokers in American Politics

    Ms. Skrzycki discussed her book The Regulators: Anonymous Power Brokers in American Politics, from Rowman and Littlefield Publishers. The book looks at how the federal…

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    Currency Creation

    The subcommittee heard testimony on the creation of currency and the future of money. They talked about possible changes in the shape and character of the media of exchange via…

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    Meat Inspection

    Secretary Glickman and others briefed reporters on the details of changes in the meat and poultry inspection process, including e. coli and salmonella testing and making processing plants…

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    Presidential Transition

    Witnesses testified about implementation of the 1963 Presidential Transition Act in light of on-going contests to the election results in Florida. Among the issues they addressed were…

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    Unfunded Mandates

    Committee members heard testimony on the impact of unfunded federal mandates on state and local government and the implications of their elimination. The Republican “Contract…

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    Privacy and Homeland Security

    Witnesses testified about protecting privacy while maintaining an effective counterterrorism policy. Among the issues they addressed were the maintenance of private information by the…

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    Unfunded Mandates

    The Senate Governmental Affairs Committee, chaired by Ohio Democrat John Glenn, held a hearing to examine unfunded mandates. In particuliar the committee looked at various proposals…

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    Regulatory Reform

    Committee members heard testimony from lawmakers, government officials, and public policy specialists about a bill, sponsored by majority leader Robert Dole, barring federal agencies from…

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    Regulatory Reform

    Committee members heard testimony from witnesses concerning regulatory reform issues, including whether cost/benefit analyses and risk assessments should be conducted before new regulations…

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    Making Democracy Work

    The Benton Foundation Forum group held a series of panel discussions looking at the social, economic, and political impact of information technology on education, health care, community…

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    Proposed Clean Air Regulations

    The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing on changes to the current clean air standards. EPA Administrator Browner strongly defended the scientific basis for the…

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    Electronic Commerce Report

    White House officials released the third and final report of the Clinton-Gore administration electronic commerce working group and answered questions from the media. Following that,…

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    Open Phones

    Viewers discussed news stories and issues of interest to them. Ms. Katzen talked about the Fedstats web site which allows access to federal government statistics by telephone.

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    Medical Privacy Rules

    Secretary Shalala talked to reporters about stronger regulations for medical records privacy. The regulations provide more safeguards and limits on who has access to individual’s…

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