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    Autism and Childhood Vaccines

    Witnesses testified about a theory that routine vaccinations may cause autism in a growing number of children. Parents spoke about their experiences with their own autistic…

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    Missing White House E-mail

    In an often contentious meeting, White House officials testified about missing electronic mail that had been subpoenaed by the independent counsel. They said that no one had…

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    Drug Trafficking through U.S. Postal System

    Committee members heard testimony on the increasing use of the U.S. mail system, commercial shipping carriers, and the Internet to facilitate the shipment of illegal drugs.

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    Increasing Presidential Salary

    Witnesses testified about a proposed presidential pay increase from $200,000 to $400,000 which would take effect when the next president was sworn in in 2001. Former White House officials…

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    F-22 Fighter Cost Controls

    In an oversight hearing Defense Department officials testified about the development costs and production schedule of the F-22 fighter airplane. They were questioned closely about…

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    Fighting Crime in U.S. Cities

    Mr. Shorstein testified about the federal government’s role in helping state and local governments fight crime. He talked about Jacksonville’s approach to reducing…

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    Missing White House E-mail

    White House officials testified about missing electronic mail which had been subpoenaed by the committee. They said that after a computer problem responsible for the problem was found,…

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    Alternative Treatments for Cancer

    Witnesses testified about the role of complementary and alternative medicine in treating cancer, pediatric cancers and the challenges parents face in making treatment decisions, racial…

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    Clemency for FALN Members

    Representative Burton opened hearings by showing videotape of Puerto Rican nationalists making bombs. Representative Waxman then read a letter from President Clinton explaining his…

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    Anthrax Vaccine Innoculation Program

    In the first panel, witnesses testified about the necessity for an anthrax vaccine since anthrax is easy to make and extremely dangerous. The panelists argued for the safety of the…

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    Gun Control Strategies

    Witnesses testified about enforcement of existing gun control laws and about the effectiveness of Project Exile, a zero-tolerance policy for gun crimes adopted in Richmond, Virginia, and…

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    Missing White House E-Mail

    White House officials testified about missing electronic mail and mismanagement of subpoenaed material. They denied any deliberate effort to conceal information and said that the…

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    2000 Census Response Rate

    Witnesses testified about return rates on mail-in Census forms and about efforts to achieve an accurate count. Among the issues they addressed were privacy concerns raised by long form…

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    Missing White House E-Mail

    Witnesses testified about missing e-mails and mismanagement of subpoenaed White House records. Northrup Grumman employees who operated the White House e-mail system said that thousands…

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    Ethnic Minority Disparities in Cancer Treatment

    Witnesses testified about disparities in cancer treatment provided to minorities. Among the issues they addressed were different rates of cancer in minority communities, levels of…

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    General Accounting Office 1998 IRS Audit

    Witnesses testified about a Government Accounting Office (GAO) report which found chronic problems at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) which resulted in fraudulent refunds totaling…

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    Oversight of the 2000 Census

    Mr. Prewitt testified about efforts underway to collect census data. Among the issues he addressed were enumeration efforts in Alaska and rural areas which had already begun,…

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    Teen Acne Drugs

    Witnesses testified about the safety of drugs prescribed to teens to treat acne and talked about whether the drugs were responsible for depression and suicidal tendencies.

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    Office of Management and Budget Oversight

    Committee members heard testimony about the efficacy of the Office of Management and Budget. Committee members directed questions pertaining to the functions of the office at the…

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    FDA Regulation of Dietary Supplements

    Witnesses testified regarding the labeling and consumption of dietary supplements by Americans. They discussed current labeling and nutrition information required for dietary…

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