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    Transportation Security Administration Confirmation Hearing

    Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger testified at a hearing on his nomination to be Homeland Security assistant secretary and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)…

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    Consumer Product Safety Commission Oversight, Part 2

    Consumer and industry advocates testified at a hearing on the effectiveness of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)'s regulations and voluntary safety standards for…

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    Consumer Product Safety Commission Oversight, Part 1

    Members of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) testified at a hearing on the effectiveness of the CPSC’s regulations and voluntary safety standards.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to a question related to the May 12 Amtrak train crash in Philadelphia: “Do you support or oppose more infrastructure spending?”

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    Open Phones on Congressional Role in Amtrak Safety

    Telephone lines were open for comments on the role of Congress in Amtrak safety.

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    Amtrak Train Derailment Investigation

    Heather Caygle talked the investigation of the May 12 Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia. Topics included congressional reaction to the crash, including a vote by a House panel to…

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    Safer Rail Tank Cars

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Canada’s Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt held a press conference to announce the next generation of stronger, safer rail tank cars for…

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    FAA Reauthorization and Airline Safety

    Officials from several aviation safety agencies testified at a hearing on reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Topics included pilot fatigue and training, regulations…

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    Food Safety Laws

    Chris Young and Erin Quinn talked about a legal loophole in U.S. food safety law that allowed companies to add new ingredients to food without a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) safety…

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    Airline Pilot Mental Health

    Mary Schiavo talked about how U.S. airlines address the issue of the mental health of their pilots following the March 24, 2015, crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 in the Swiss Alps. The…

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    National Wireless Public Safety Network

    Representatives of federal agencies and first responder groups testified at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing hearing on progress made toward establishing the First Responder Network…

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    Drone Safety and Regulation

    Jack Nicas talked by remote video from Chicago about increased efforts to regulate usage of drones in the United States following the crash of a recreational drone on the White House…

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    Drowsy Driving and Technology

    Panelists discussed technologies that could alleviate the problem of drowsy drivers. Topics included in-car alert systems and road factors such as the placement of rest areas and…

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    Drowsy Driving and Health Issues

    Panelists talked about medical conditions such as sleep disorders that contribute to fatigue and drowsy driving, as well as how to address these health issues.  “Health…

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    Sleep Deprivation and Young Drivers

    Panelists talked about the role of drowsiness with young drivers and that sleep deprivation was a more acute problem in teens than in adults due to the chemistry of the adolescent…

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    Drowsy Driving and Workplace Issues

    Panelists talked about the culture in American society that pressures people to do as much as possible during the course of the day, giving sleep a low priority. Topics included shift…

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    Chemical Facility Security

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) officials testified on chemical facility security. In 2013, President Obama, in response…

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    Takata Airbag Defects

    Automaker executives and federal safety officials testified at a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on defects in vehicular airbags manufactured by Japanese supplier Takata that…

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    President Obama on Ebola Response

    President Obama spoke t the National Institutes of Health about the U.S. response to the Ebola virus. He congratulated the agency on the completion of phase 1 trials of an Ebola…

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    Drowsy Driving Conference Opening Panel

    The National Transportation Safety Board held an all-day highway safety forum, “Awake, Alert, Alive: Overcoming the Dangers of Drowsy Driving” on combating the effects of driver…

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