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    Telecommunications Technologies in Education

    The committee met to discuss telecommunications technologies and how they could be used to improve education in America. The witnesses testified on information about technological…

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    Automobile Repair Fraud

    The subcommittee heard testimony on fraud in the automobile repair industry. The hearing occurred after Sears Roebuck and Co. was charged with fraud for conducting unnecessary…

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    Seafood Inspection

    The committee heard testimony on S. 2538, the Consumer Seafood Safety Act. The legislation would mandate improved safety and inspection procedures for the nation’s seafood…

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    Competition in the Airline Industry

    The subcommittee heard testimony on S. 2312, the Airline Competition Act of 1992, which involves the airline reservation systems in the nation’s high-density airports. The bill…

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    Secretary of Transportation Confirmation

    Last month President Bush nominated his deputy White House chief of staff Andrew Card, Jr., to become the nation’s next transportation secretary. The committee met to take up the…

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    Secretary of Commerce Confirmation Hearing

    The committee heard testimony on the confirmation of Barbara Hackman Franklin as Secretary of Commerce. Ms. Franklin has been a supporter and financial backer of President…

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    Telephone Solicitation

    The subcommittee heard testimony on legislation regulating telephone transmissions in the U.S., including unsolicited computer voice calls and long distance services billing…

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    U.S. Software Industry

    The committee heard testimony on competitiveness in the U.S. computer software industry. The committee sought to determine the extent to which the U.S. software industry supports free…

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    Developments in Automotive Fuel Economy

    The subcommittee heard testimony on the status of research into fuel efficient automobiles by U.S. and Japanese automobile designers and manufacturers. The subcommittee also heard…

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    Arctic and Antarctic Environmental Monitoring

    The subcommittee heard testimony on monitoring the arctic and antarctic regions and the oceans surrounding them. Environmental concerns included global climate change and the…

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    Public Interest Obligations of Broadcasters

    The subcommittee heard testimony on S. 217, the Fairness in Broadcasting Act of 1991, which would reinstate the fairness doctrine in broadcasting repealed in 1987. The fairness doctrine,…

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    Insurance Company Insolvencies

    The committee heard testimony on the financial failure of the Executive Life Insurance Company and the financial stability of the insurance industry in the U.S. Insurance executives…

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    Vehicle Airbag Safety

    The committee heard testimony on air bag safety systems for passenger vehicles. The bill S. 591, the Highway Fatality and Injury Reduction Act, which would require driver’s side…

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    Cable Television Reregulation

    The committee heard testimony on Senate Bill 12, the Cable Television Consumer Protection Act of 1991. The bill was designed to regulate the prices and quality of cable television services,…

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