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  • Aviation Safety and Security Final Report
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    Aviation Safety and Security Final Report

    Vice President Gore, chair of the Aviation Safety and Security Commission, delivered the final report to the president. It contains 53 different recommendations and initiatives, including…

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  • Energy Secretary Nomination Hearing
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    Energy Secretary Nomination Hearing

    After introductions by Senators Campbell and Skaggs, the committee questioned Federico Pena, President Clinton’s nominee for Secretary of Energy. He received bipartisan endorsement from members…

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  • Surface Transportation Alternatives
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    Surface Transportation Alternatives

    Members of Congress and the administration and state and local officials celebrated the fifth anniversary of signing of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act. The bill…

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  • Domestic Policy Appointments
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    Domestic Policy Appointments

    President Clinton made the following appointments to the Cabinet: Federico Pena as Secretary of Energy, Andrew Cuomo as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Rodney Slater as…

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  • White House Special Briefing
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    White House Special Briefing

    General McCaffrey and Secretary Pena briefed reporters on U.S. drug strategy, especially interdiction, the medicinal drug use initiatives passed in California and Arizona and preventing…

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  • Aviation Security and Safety Open Hearing
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    Aviation Security and Safety Open Hearing

    In the third open meeting of the commission, air traffic controllers, pilots and representatives of several airlines and aviation industry groups testified about airline safety. The focus…

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  • Local Communities and Rail Issues
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    Local Communities and Rail Issues

    Participants gathered at a meeting to form a national coalition of communities and rail advocacy groups to promote the increase of rail transportation, especially urban mass transit…

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  • Aviation Safety Report
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    Aviation Safety Report

    The president and vice president talked with reporters about the vice-president’s just-released report from the Aviation Safety and Security Commission. The commission was created by President…

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  • Aviation Security and Safety Open Hearing
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    Aviation Security and Safety Open Hearing

    The first meeting of the Aviation Safety and Security Commission, an 18-member, presidentially-appointed board which was formed after the ValuJet and TWA crashes, was held. The commission,…

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  • Aviation Safety
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    Aviation Safety

    U.S. and British airport authorities testified about the necessity of heightened airport security. Witnesses gave input as to why these increases are necessary, and strategies to accomplish…

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  • FAA Safety Issues Part 1
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    FAA Safety Issues Part 1

    Committee members heard testimony from Mr. Hinson and Secretary Pena about the FAA safety inspection program and Department of Transportation oversight of the agency, specifically regarding…

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  • Federal Transit Administration Anniversary
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    Federal Transit Administration Anniversary

    Secretary Pena spoke at a ceremony marking the 35th anniversary of the Federal Transit Administration. He talked about the development of mass transit and future needs of different…

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  • Coast Guard Academy Commencement Speech
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    Coast Guard Academy Commencement Speech

    Standing on an outdoor dias with the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle in the background, President Clinton addressed the graduating class of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. He talked about the…

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  • Secretary Brown Memorial Service
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    Secretary Brown Memorial Service

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  • Transportation Department Budget
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    Transportation Department Budget

    Secretary Pena talked with reporters about the Transportation Department budget. He took questions from the press.

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  • Transportation Issues
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    Transportation Issues

    Secretary Pena talked about transportation issues, the U.S. economy and federal-state relationships.

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  • Native American Issues
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    Native American Issues

    At this annual meeting, representatives of Native American tribes from across the nation gathered to hear speakers on various issues of particular concern to Native Americans. Mr. Allen…

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  • Railroad Safety
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    Railroad Safety

    Administration officials announced new rules for trains leaving stations after a fatal commuter train-Amtrak wreck last week.

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  • Problems in US Cities
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    Problems in U.S. Cities

    The participants described projects which could help solve the problems of cities, including mass transportation, new health programs, and a revised Department of Housing and Urban…

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  • USAsia Trade Relations
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    U.S.-Asia Trade Relations

    Secretary Pena briefed foreign reporters on his upcoming trip to Osaka, Japan with President Clinton for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation conference. He focused particularly on…

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