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    Disclosure of JFK Assassination Records

    The House Government Operations Subcommittee on Legislation and National Affairs heard testimony on legislation that would mandate full disclosure of the federal government’s files on…

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    Patriot Missile Performance

    The hearing focused on the effectiveness of the Patriot missile system. The patriot gained fame during the war in the Persian Gulf, as a defense against the Iraqi Scud…

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    B-1 Bomber Program

    The subcommittee heard testimony on the Pentagon’s B-1 bomber program. The B-1 bomber, a warplane originated to replace the B-52 bomber, costs $280 million per plane. The…

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    U.S. and Canadian Health Care Systems

    The committee heard testimony on a report issued by the General Accounting Office entitled, “Canadian Health Insurance: Lessons for the United States.” The hearing is one of a…

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    A-12 Aircraft Program

    The committee heard testimony on the cancellation of the A-12 aircraft program by the Department of Defense. In January 1991, Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney canceled the A-12…

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    Rail Transport of Hazardous Chemicals

    On July 14, 1991, a train transporting tankers of weed killers derailed in California and dumped thousands of gallons of toxic chemicals into the Sacramento River. Every living thing…

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    Public Housing Programs

    The subcommittee heard testimony from administration officials and residents of public housing on allegations of corruption and mismanagement of public housing programs. The…

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    U.S. Border Patrol Policies

    Members of the subcommittee heard testimony from federal and local officials and legal experts. The committee focused on the problems of the border patrol high speed pursuit policy…

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    A-12 Aircraft Program

    The committee continued to hear testimony on the cancellation of the A-12 aircraft program. Representatives from the two contractors of the project, McDonnell Douglas and General…

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    Train Derailments and Hazardous Cargoes

    The subcommittee heard testimony from rail industry, administration officials, environmental groups and concerned citizens on the issue of train derailments and their potentially harmful…

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    Costs of Space Station Freedom

    The subcommittee heard testimony on the development of the space station Freedom, an ambitious project planned for completion before the year 1997. Specifically, the subcommittee…

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    A-12 Aircraft Overpayment

    The subcommittee heard testimony on the deferment of a debt of over one billion dollars owed the Department of Defense by defense contractors following the cancellation of the Navy A-12…

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    Effectiveness of HUD Reform Act

    The subcommittee heard testimony on the 1989 Housing and Urban Development Reform Act, originally intended to reduce waste and fraud at the agency. Sect. Kemp, the author of the…

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    FCC and Telephone Reliability

    The subcommittee heard testimony on recent disruptions in telephone services occurring in many areas around the country. On June 26, millions of telephone customers' service was…

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    Tuberculosis Epidemic

    The committee investigated whether reduced federal funding for tuberculosis research has contributed to an increase in tuberculosis cases. They heard testimony from health organization…

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    Race-Based Scholarships

    Forty-five minutes before the hearing of the House Government Operations subcommittee, Secretary of the Department of Education Lamar Alexander and Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights…

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    Regulation of Waste Exports and Imports

    The subcommittee heard testimony on the progress of regulation of waste export and import in the past three years. The emphasis was on Mexican hazardous waste.

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    Ballistic Missile Threat to the United States

    The subcommittee heard testimony on the changing ballistic missile threats to the United States. Witnesses, including several scholars on national defense, testified on the effect of…

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    FDA Drug Approval Process

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    AIDS Prevention Efforts

    The subcommittee heard testimony from health care providers and legislators on the government’s prevention efforts against the AIDS epidemic. More than 218,000 cases of AIDS have…

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