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    Agent Orange Study

    The subcommittee investigated the toxic effects of Agent Orange and other herbicides on humans. One witness, retired Admiral Zumwalt is the author of a report which accused a…

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    Agent Orange Studies

    The subcommittee held an oversight hearing to review the Centers for Disease Control’s study on the defoliant Agent Orange. The study claims that it is impossible to determine…

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    Gulf War Syndrome Part 1

    The committee held a hearing on Persian Gulf War Syndrome. Gulf war veterans, researchers and medical experts testified about the effects of exposure to chemical agents on veterans…

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    Gulf War Illness

    In the first of two hearings on Gulf War illnesses, committee members heard testimony from military chemical weapons officers and a former CIA analyst about possible troop exposure to such…

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    Gulf War Syndrome Part 2

    The committee held a hearing on Persian Gulf War Syndrome. Gulf war veterans, researchers and medical experts testified about the effects of exposure to chemical agents on veterans…

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    Access to Prenatal Care

    The subcommittee heard testimony on the topic of “Infants at Risk: Is the Federal Government Assuring Prenatal Care for Poor Pregnant Women?”

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    Scientific Fraud, Misconduct, & the Federal Response

    The subcommittee held a hearing on the reponse of the federal government, in particular the National Institute of Health, and universities to allegations of fraudulent scientific…

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    Pfiesteria Fish Kill Incidents

    Subcommittee members heard testimony concerning pfiesteria, a microbe which is responsible for fish-kills and human ailments along the mid-Atlantic coast. They heard testimony from…

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    Women's Health Care Issues

    Female members of the House of Representatives and others testified concerning the growing “epidemic” of breast cancer and the need for increased preventative and research…

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    Surgeon General's Report on Abortion

    The Subcommittee held a hearing on the Medical and Psychological Impact of Abortion.

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    Breast Cancer Prevention

    The subcommittee heard testimony from doctors, administrators and cancer patients on the federal government’s role in breast cancer research and prevention. Issues raised in the…

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    Gulf War Illnesses Research

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from administration officials and Gulf War veterans on the U.S. investigation into Gulf War illnesses. The committee had looked at a medical…

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    Chemical Residues in Food

    Food experts and government officials testified on chemical residues in food and the possibility of food contamination. The subcommittee recently examined the federal…

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    Occupational Safety and Health Administration

    The subcommittee heard testimony on possible changes in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the effects on workers.

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    Race-Based Scholarships

    Forty-five minutes before the hearing of the House Government Operations subcommittee, Secretary of the Department of Education Lamar Alexander and Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights…

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    Tuberculosis Epidemic

    The committee investigated whether reduced federal funding for tuberculosis research has contributed to an increase in tuberculosis cases. They heard testimony from health organization…

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    FDA Drug Approval Process

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    AIDS Prevention Efforts

    The subcommittee heard testimony from health care providers and legislators on the government’s prevention efforts against the AIDS epidemic. More than 218,000 cases of AIDS have…

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    Unfunded Mandates and Medicaid

    Committee members heard testimony from local and federal health care officials concerning how Medicaid programs can be reformed while eliminating unfunded mandates from the program.

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    Violence and Public Health Issues

    Surgeon General Elders testified about the public health consequences of violence in the U.S. The criminal justice system treats violence after it occurs. What is needed is prevention…

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