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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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    Postmaster General Annual Report

    Postmaster General Potter testified about the state of the U.S. Postal Service, mail safety, security and anthrax cleanup, as well as and financial transparency at the agency. He also…

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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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    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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    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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    Multilateral Nonproliferation

    Witnesses testified about the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, terrorist threats, and the role of international regimes and treaties in curbing proliferation. Among the…

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    Homeland Security Department Markup, Day 2

    Committee members met to consider legislation to create a department of Homeland Security and offer amendments to the proposed legislation before bringing it before the Senate.

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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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    Intelligence and Homeland Security

    As part of a series of hearings on the reorganization of the federal government to improve U.S. domestic defenses, former officials from several intelligence agencies testified before the…

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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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    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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    Homeland Security Department

    Mr. Ridge gave opening statements at a hearing to talk about proposals to create a Department of Homeland defense and reorganize the federal government to insure greater domestic…

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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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    Vaccine Shortages

    Witnesses testified about a shortage in childhood vaccines.

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    Postal Service Reform

    Mr. Potter and Mr. Walker talked about a plan to transform the U.S. Postal Service in light of decreasing mail volume and revenue. They said the primary focus of the service…

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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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    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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    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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