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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 Employees Political Activities Act

    Witnesses testified on the oversight of government management. The subcommittee members discussed legislation for reforming the federal government and for changes to current law…

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    Aviation Safety

    Committee members heard testimony on how unapproved airplane parts are affecting air safety. Unapproved parts are those that don’t meet FAA manufacture or repair guidelines.

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    Dietary Supplement Safety

    Witnesses testified regarding the safety and regulation of dietary supplements. Specifically, the committee examined the Food and Drug Administration’s regulatory efforts under…

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    FAA Safety Inspection Program

    Committee members heard testimony from several FAA officials, and representatives from other federal agencies concerning the FAA safety inspection program. They testified three basic…

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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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    Northeast Blackout

    Witnesses testified about a report on the causes of a blackout that affected many in the Northeast and Canada. Among the topics they addressed were improving reliability, upgrading and…

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    Condition of D.C. Public Schools

    Subcommittee members heard testimony regarding the state of public schools in the District of Columbia. Reform measures such as school choice for low-income students and school…

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    Airline Security

    Witnesses testified about the state of airline and airport security following September 11 terrorist attacks using hijacked planes. Among the topics they addressed were improvements…

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    Food Safety Regulations

    Senators heard testimony about possible duplication and overlap among agencies that deal with food safety. Federal officials testified that food safety is a high priority for the…

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    Global Trade Agreements

    Witnesses testified about the impact of shifting global economic forces on the federal government’s ability to negotiate, monitor and enforce trade agreements. Among the topics…

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    Federal Courthouse Construction

    Federal officials and others testified about excesses in the construction of federal courthouses. This program is managed by the General Services Administration. Topics included…

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    Airline Passenger and Baggage Screening

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    Has Government Been Reinvented?

    The senators heard testimony on the success of “reinventing government” initiatives. 
    Issues raised included government inefficiency and waste, the problems of management,…

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    Driver's License Security

    Witnesses testified about the security of driver’s licenses and identification cards. Among the issues they addressed were the availability of fake and fraudulently obtained…

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    Federal Commission on Droughts

    Subcomittee members heard testimony on the creation of a national drought emergency commission. The subcommittee heard testimony from federal and local agricultural department…

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