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    Defense Contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan

    Military officials testified about Defense Department contracts awarded for reconstruction and support operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. They focused various contracts awarded, the…

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    Fiscal Year 2008 Defense Supplemental

    The Senate Appropriations Committee held a hearing on the proposed $150 billion emergency supplemental appropriations for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and for rebuilding Baghdad. The…

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    Waste, Fraud, and Abuse of Funds in Iraq

    Witnesses testified about alleged waste, fraud and abuse in the spending of U.S. funds in Iraq. Topics included current efforts to combat corruption in the Iraqi government,…

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    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…

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    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,…

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    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…

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    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,…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Fiscal Year 2008 War Supplemental Request

    The Senate Appropriations Committee held a hearing on the administration’s fiscal year 2008 supplemental appropriations funding request for operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. In…

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    Fiscal Year 2009 Defense Budget

    Witnesses testified about the fiscal year 2009 defense budget. Defense Secretary Gates' testimony focused on the threats facing the United States including terrorism, nuclear…

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    Fiscal Year 2008 Defense Budget

    Acting Secretary Geren and General Schoomaker testified about the proposed fiscal year 2008 defense budget. They talked about operations in Iraq and other overseas deployments,…

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    Fiscal Year 2008 Defense Budget

    A hearing is held on the proposed fiscal year 2008 budget for the Department of Defense. Among the topics they addressed were budget requests for health care programs, equipment…

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    Federal Aviation Administration Oversight

    Officials testified at an oversight hearing on the safety and modernization performance of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Among the topics they addressed were enforcement of…

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    Fiscal Year 2007 Supplemental Appropriations

    Administrative officials testified about the proposed fiscal year 2007 supplemental request of $99.6 billion for the war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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    Mentoring and Youth Violence

    Witnesses testified about the role mentoring can play in ameliorating youth violence and dropout rates. The witnesses included top administrators from school districts that suffer from…

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    Oil Independence Funding

    The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development held a hearing on the policies and funding necessary for reducing U.S. oil dependence. Witnesses also talked…

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    Fiscal Year 2008 National Guard and Reserve Budget

    The heads of National Guard and Reserve forces testified about the portion of the fiscal year 2008 defense budget that affects them. Topics included maintaining troop strength, number…

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    Federal Housing Administration

    The Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related
    Agencies held a hearing on the solvency and reform proposals for the Federal Housing Administration.

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