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    West Africa Ebola Outbreak

    Federal health officials and health workers testified at a joint hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Ebola…

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    Department of Labor Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Labor Secretary Thomas Perez testified before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on his department’s fiscal year 2015 $11.8 billion budget proposal. The proposal includes…

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    Alzheimer's Disease Research

    Witnesses testified on the economic effect of Alzheimer’s Disease in the U.S. and the latest science and research. National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins used…

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    National Institutes of Health Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request

    Francis Collins testified on the fiscal year 2014 budget request for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He used computer displays during his testimony. The directors of five NIH…

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    Health and Human Services Department Fiscal Year 2014 Budget

    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified on her department’s fiscal year 2014 budget request. Questions focused on how specific programs, particularly…

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    Public Health Threat Preparedness

    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and others testified about the government’s plan for developing medicines to combat public health threats such as pandemic flu…

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    Stem Cell Research

    Witnesses testified at the first congressional hearing on stem cells research since Judge Royce Lamberth banned funding for embryonic stem cell research and the Appellate Court’s stay…

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    Mine Safety, Experts Panel

    Mine safety officials testified on proposals to invest in mine safety programs, focusing on efforts to prevent mine disasters. They focused on the April 5, 2010 explosion at Massey…

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    Mine Safety, Company Panel

    Don Blankenship and Cecil Roberts testified about the April 5, 2010 explosion at Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch Mine, as well as the company’s safety record. Several…

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    National Institutes of Health Fiscal Year 2011 Budget

    Francis Collins testified on the $32 billion fiscal year 2011 budget request for the National Institutes of Health. He also talked about ongoing research into diseases such as cancer…

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    Health and Human Services 2011 Budget

    Secretary Sebelius talked about the 2011 Health and Human Services budget request. Among the topics she addressed were increased funding for the Food and Drug Administration, health…

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    Funding Autism Research

    A hearing was held on progress made since the subcommittee’s April 17, 2007, hearing on autism. Dr. Insel talked about autism research initiatives the the National…

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    Fiscal Year 2010 Labor, HHS, Education Budget

    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified about the department’s fiscal year 2010 budget request. In her testimony she focused on health care reform, saying…

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    Fiscal Year 2009 National Institutes of Health Budget

    Witnesses testified on the fiscal year 2009 budget for programs of the National Institutes of Health. They talked about ongoing research projects, opportunities for future research,…

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    Utah Mine Collapse

    Witnesses testified about mine safety and an August 6, 2007, Utah mine collapse. Among the issues they addressed were federal regulations related to mine safety, implementation of…

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    Mentoring and Youth Violence

    Witnesses testified about the role mentoring can play in ameliorating youth violence and dropout rates. The witnesses included top administrators from school districts that suffer from…

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    National Institutes of Health Budget

    Officials testified about the proposed fiscal year 2008 budget of the National Institutes of Health for medical research. Among the topics addressed were requests for research on…

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    Fiscal Year 2008 Global Health Budget

    A hearing was held on the proposed fiscal year 2008 budget for global health issues such as AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, and pandemic influenza.

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    Fiscal Year 2008 Chronic Diseases Budget

    National Institutes of Health directors testified about the proposed fiscal year 2008 budget for the study of chronic diseases such as diabetes, arthritis and Alzheimer’s…

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    Autism Treatment and Research

    Witnesses testified about the prevalence of autism and policy implications for health care in the U.S. Among the topics they addressed were combating autism, available treatments, research…

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