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    Economic Stimulus Spending on Infrastructure

    The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing on highway, transit, and wastewater infrastructure formula investments in the economic stimulus. 

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    High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Program

    Witnesses testified on the Obama administration’s high-speed rail program. California Representatives Janice Hahn (D) and Kevin McCarthy (R) testified before the committee about…

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    General Services Administration Oversight

    Government Services Administration (GSA) current and former officials testified on the lavish conference the organization held in Las Vegas in October 2010. They talked about planning for…

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    Proposed United-Continental Merger

    Congressmen, airline executives and union representatives testified about a proposed merger between Continental and United Airlines. Among the topics they addressed were the impact of…

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    Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill, Federal Management

    Witnesses testified about the circumstances surrounding the ongoing spill of crude oil from the well site in the Gulf of Mexico. Federal officials and others talked about the federal…

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    Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill, Company Executives

    Witnesses testified about the circumstances surrounding the ongoing spill of crude oil from the well site in the Gulf of Mexico. Executives from BP and Transocean talked about the…

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    FEMA Response to Hurricane Sandy

    Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate testified on his agency’s response to Hurricane Sandy. Other witnesses included representatives from the…

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    Transporting Hazardous Materials

    The Highways, Transit, and Pipelines Subcommittee of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing on the safety of hazardous material transportation. Among the…

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    Amtrak Structural Reorganization

    Representatives from Amtrak and the United Transportation Union testified on the status of a structural reorganization plan for the passenger rail service. Ted Alves reported that…

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    Funding the Highway Trust Fund

    A hearing was held on the report of the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission which was created by Congress in 2005 to examine the condition and future needs…

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    Catastrophic Disaster Response

    Witnesses testified testified about federal and local government responses to emergencies, and about ways to improve response time after catastrophic disaster. Among the topics…

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    Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill, Environmental Management

    Witnesses testified about the circumstances surrounding the ongoing spill of crude oil from the well site in the Gulf of Mexico. Officials continued their testimony on the federal…

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    Transportation Security Administration Oversight

    Witnesses testified on the Transportation Security Administration’s use of body scanners at airports and other programs designed to make air transportation safe and secure.

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    Downsizing the Federal Protective Service

    Witnesses testified about the downsizing the Federal Protective Service and the effect on the protection of federal buildings. Rep. Wu testified about a knife-wielding man…

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    General Services Administration Expenses

    General Services Administration (GSA) officials testified on overspending at their agency, specifically on the spending of the November 2010 Federal Acquisitions Service Award Ceremony in…

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    Coast Guard Fleet Modernization

    A hearing is held on compliance with the requirements of the Coast Guard’s Deepwater contract to modernize and replace aging ships and aircraft and improve command and control and…

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    Disaster Capacity in the National Capital Region

    Officials from several local agencies responsible for responding to emergencies in Washington, D.C. testified about disaster preparedness and response capacity. Among the topics they…

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    Oversight of Air Traffic Control Program

    Aviation, transportation, and government officials testified on the Federal Aviation Administration’s “NextGen” program, which would shift the method of air traffic…

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    Airline Safety Oversight, Part 1

    Federal Aviation Administration safety inspectors and others testified about critical lapses in FAA safety oversight of airlines and abuses of regulatory ‘Partnership Programs,’…

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    Contaminants in U.S. Waters

    Federal environmental officials and others testified about water safety and emerging contaminants in the waters of the United States. Among the issues they addressed were levels and…

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