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    Computer Industry Competition

    Committee members heard testimony from several computer industry leaders on the changing nature of competition in the industry. Witnesses testified about how Microsoft’s position…

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    Local Bankruptcy and Education

    Subcommittee members heard testimony concerning the impact of local government bankruptcy on education funding. The testimony concerned federal laws that exempt busineses who have…

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    Late Term Abortion Ban

    Members heard testimony concerning the need for and execution of a certain type of abortion procedure. This hearing was held partially in response to the admission by a pro-choice…

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    FBI Crime Lab

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from current and former FBI officials on operations of the FBI Crime Lab since an April report revealed numerous problems in the lab and in its…

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    Amoco-British Petroleum Merger

    Petroleum industry experts testified about anti-trust concerns in light of a proposed merger between AMOCO and British Petroleum. Of particular concern to the committee was the impact…

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    Tobacco Settlement

    Committee members heard testimony concerning the settlement of the lawsuit against the tobacco companies. Attorneys General, tobacco representatives and anti-tobacco representatives…

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    Crime Victims' Rights Amendment

    Janet Reno and John Walsh were among the witnesses to testify before the committee on a proposed constitutional amendment to protect the rights of violent crime victims. The committee…

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    Constitutional Amendment on Flag Desecration

    Committee members heard testimony from Mr. Lasorda and others who testified regarding a proposed constitutional amendment that would outlaw the desecration of the American flag.

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    Impeachment or Indictment

    Panelists discussed the process of presidential impeachment. Among the focal issues were the definition of “high crimes and misdemeanors,” indicting a sitting president or…

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    Federal Judge Confirmation Hearing

    Judge Massiah-Jackson appeared before the Judiciary Committee for a second time to testify about her qualifications to be the federal judge for the U.S. District of Eastern…

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    Crossing State Lines for Minors' Abortions

    Committee members heard testimony regarding a bill that would prohibit minors from crossing state lines to have abortions. Law enforcement officials and anti-abortion advocates talked…

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    British Airways-American Airlines Alliance

    Committee members heard testimony from an American Airlines representative and several competitors concerning the implications of the proposed alliance between British Airways and American…

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    College Football Bowl Alliance Part 1

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from several senators and representatives of athletic conferences concerning the college bowl alliance, which dictates that member bowl games alternate…

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    Affirmative Action Review

    Committee members heard testimony from several persons who testified about the perceived unequal treatment they received because of federal affirmative action programs. Each of the…

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    Deputy Attorney General Confirmation Hearing

    Committee members heard testimony from President Clinton’s Deputy Attorney General nominee, Eric Holder. Committee members and Mr. Holder made opening statements. Then…

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    Criminal Use of Guns

    Committee members heard testimony on S.191, sponsored by Senator Helms, a bill to reduce the criminal use of firearms. Senator Helms, Justice Department officials, prosecutors, a…

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    U.S. Counterterrorism Policy

    The Committee heard testimony about current strategies to combat terrorism, and whether the administration is effectively using the available resources to deal with terrorists.

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    Justice Department Oversight, Part 1

    Rep. Hatch and other committee members questioned Attorney General Reno about her role in the investigation of President Clinton. They discussed their differences in opinion about…

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    Tobacco Settlement

    The Judiciary Committee held its second hearing on the tobacco settlement. Members heard testimony from several attorneys general and some opponents of the settlement. Under the…

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    Union-Related Violence

    Committee members heard testimony from former Attorney General Meese and Mr. Larson on instances of union related violence in the U.S. Mr. Meese urged the committee to approve a…

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