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    Financial Institutions and Enron Collapse, Day 1

    Accountants and auditors testified about financial practices and the role of banks in the Enron bankruptcy. Among the topics they addressed were “prepay” schemes intended…

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    Financial Institutions and Enron Collapse, Day 2

    Mr. Martin testified about accounting and consulting practices at Merrill Lynch as they related to the Enron financial collapse. Mr. Tilney and Mr. Furst appeared at the…

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    Board Role in Enron Financial Collapse

    Former and present Enron board members testified about financial mismanagement and the company’s bankruptcy. Among the topics addressed were the board’s oversight of…

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    Enron Bankruptcy and Wall Street Analysts

    Witnesses testified about damage caused by the Enron Bankruptcy to the stock market, focusing on the Wall Street analysts who should have been able to warn investors about the fiscal…

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    Board Role in Enron Financial Collapse

    Former and present Enron board members continued testifying about financial mismanagement and the company’s bankruptcy. Among the topics addressed were the board’s…

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    Enron Financial Collapse

    Witnesses testified about the financial collapse of the Enron corporation and the role of the federal government in regulating securities. Among the topics they addressed were…

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    The West Nile Virus

    Witnesses testified about a recent outbreak of West Nile virus that killed 94 people in the U.S., the future threat of outbreaks, and efforts to develop vaccines and treatments for the…

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    Federal Oversight of Enron

    Witnesses testified about federal and private actions and investigations in to the activities of Enron and manipulation of Western energy markets. Of particular concern were the…

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    Homeland Security and Intelligence Agencies

    Mr. Mueller and Mr. Tenent testified about proposals to create a new Department of Homeland Security and how the department would interact with the intelligence…

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    Diabetes Research Funding

    The Subcommittee on Investigations heard testimony about diabetes research funding and victims' experiences with juvenile diabetes, including a panel of children.

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    Dietary Supplements and Weight Loss

    Industry representatives, regulators, and scientists testified about weight loss claims by various dietary substance manufacturers. At issue were the accuracy of claims, the safety of…

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    Government Response to Terrorism

    Witnesses testified about the recommendations of the U.S. Commission on National Security for the 21st Century, including the adequacy of the federal government plan to respond to threats…

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    Gas Price Spikes

    Witnesses testified about an investigation into gasoline price spikes and charges of potential price fixing by the gasoline and oil industry.

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    Homeland Security Department

    Director Tom Ridge and other witnesses testified about the proposed reorganization of the federal government involving the creation of a new Department of Homeland Security. Among the…

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    Federal Preparedness for Bioterrorism

    Witnesses testified about federal efforts to coordinate and prepare the United States for attacks by bioterrorists. Among the issues they addressed were recent exposures to anthrax in…

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    Safety of School Lunches

    Senator Durbin, chairman of the Oversight of Government Management Subcommittee, and members of the two committees heard testimony about problems of school lunch safety and methods for…

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    Homeland Security Department

    Participants testified about potential legislation to reorganize the federal government in order to respond to terrorist acts on U.S. territory. Among the issues addressed were the…

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    Energy Prices in the West

    Witnesses testified about the role of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s response to the Western energy shortage.

    The hearing contains five panels of witnesses. There…

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    Future of the Federal Workforce

    Witnesses testified about the future of the federal workforce. Among the issues they addressed were replacing a growing number of retiring employees, future recruitment and retention…

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    Weapons of Mass Destruction

    As part of a series of hearings on the reorganization of the federal government to improve U.S. domestic defenses, experts testified about protecting the U.S. from weapons of mass…

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