Filter by

Appropriations
Showing 1 - 20 of 213 Show 100
  • [alt text]

    Parkinson's Disease

    Witnesses testified about funding for research into the cause and cure for Parkinson’s Disease. Among the issues they addressed were the current treatments for the disease, the…

    1,279 views
  • [alt text]

    Parkinson's Disease Research and Treatment

    Witnesses testified about research into Parkinson’s Disease and new forms of treatment for the disease. Specifically they talked about treatments which provided deep brain…

    891 views
  • [alt text]

    Ebonics in Education

    Committee members heard testimony concerning the role of Ebonics, or African-American Vernacular English, in educating African-American students. The Oakland school board originally…

    561 views
  • [alt text]

    Book Discussion on Against Leviathan: Government Power and a Free Society

    Mr. Higgs talks about his book Against Leviathan: Government Power and a Free Society, published by The Independent Institute. The author described his views of the mismanagement…

    288 views
  • [alt text]

    Homeless Veterans

    The Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies Subcommittees of the Senate Appropriations Committee…

    267 views
  • [alt text]

    Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease) Research

    Witnesses testified about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), also known as ALS. Athletes as well as ALS patients talked about the importance of research on the…

    260 views
  • [alt text]

    Stem Cell Research

    Witnesses testified about research involving embryonic stem cells. Among the issues raised were the potential benefits of such research in treating disease, whether to renew federal…

    242 views
  • [alt text]

    Counterterrorism Tactics

    Witnesses testified about counterterrorism tactics and techniques, comparing British and U.S. intelligence and law enforcement methods of surveillance and prosecution of suspected…

    238 views
  • [alt text]

    Fiscal Year 2009 National Institutes of Health Budget

    Witnesses testified on the fiscal year 2009 budget for programs of the National Institutes of Health. They talked about ongoing research projects, opportunities for future research,…

    219 views
  • [alt text]

    Autism Treatment and Research

    Witnesses testified about the prevalence of autism and policy implications for health care in the U.S. Among the topics they addressed were combating autism, available treatments, research…

    201 views
  • [alt text]

    FBI Technology Modernization

    Director Mueller and Mr. Azmi testified about new technology developed to track criminals. The FBI’s Trilogy information technology program has been brought online, but the…

    185 views
  • [alt text]

    Mine Safety

    Witnesses testified about working conditions and mine safety at coal mines. They focused on several recent mine accidents and incidents, including a deadly accident following and…

    178 views
  • [alt text]

    Offshore Tax Havens

    Witnesses testified about financial tactics used by several companies to avoid paying U.S. taxes by moving assets to off-shore holdings. Among the topics they addressed were various…

    171 views
  • [alt text]

    Fiscal Year 2008 National Institutes of Health Budget

    Officials testified about the proposed fiscal year 2008 budget for the National Institutes of Health. They talked about various research and development programs, scientific advances,…

    162 views
  • [alt text]

    Utah Mine Collapse

    Witnesses testified about mine safety and an August 6, 2007, Utah mine collapse. Among the issues they addressed were federal regulations related to mine safety, implementation of…

    161 views
  • [alt text]

    Toy Safety

    Three senators testified about proposed legislation to modernize the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Other witnesses testified about enhancing the safety of toys, focusing on lead…

    158 views
  • [alt text]

    Pet Food Regulation

    Witnesses testified about regulatory mechanisms governing the pet food industry in light of a recent recall of contaminated pet food. Topics included Food and Drug Administration…

    158 views
  • [alt text]

    Proposed CSX-Conrail Merger

    The subcommittee heard testimony from northeastern governors, CSX officials and others concerning the equal division of Conrail between CSX and Norfolk Southern. Witnesses testified…

    146 views
  • [alt text]

    Embryonic Stem Cell Research

    The witnesses testified about whether or not it is ethical to use human embryos for research. Senator Specter explained that stem cells can grow into any kind of bodily tissue;…

    142 views
  • [alt text]

    The Sacagawea Golden Dollar

    Witnesses testified about the use of the Sacagawea golden dollar coin and the degree of circulation in the U.S. The hearing began with testimony from Ms. Mossett portraying the…

    130 views
  • Load 20 More