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  • Surgeon General Confirmation
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    Surgeon General Confirmation

    Dr. Richard Carmona testified about his qualifications and his experience as the president’s nominee to become surgeon general. Among the topics he addressed were public health concerns as…

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  • Student Loans
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    Student Loans

    Mr. Hansen appeared before the committee to testify about student loan programs and a proposal to grant student loans with variable interest rates. Opening statements generated passionate…

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  • Financial Abuse of the Elderly
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    Financial Abuse of the Elderly

    Maryland’s attorney general, abuse victims and others testified about financial abuse and exploitation of the elderly. Topics included telemarketing scams, identity theft and law…

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  • Mental Health Commission Report
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    Mental Health Commission Report

    Witnesses testified about a recent report on mental health and the state of mental health care in the U.S.

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  • Confirmation Hearing
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    Confirmation Hearing

    Mr. McClellan testified about his qualifications as administrator of the Food and Drug Administration. Among the topics he addressed were the placement of warning labels on products, drug…

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  • Educational Resources
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    Educational Resources

    Witnesses testified about educational opportunities and resources for low-income and minority students.

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  • NIH Director Nomination
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    NIH Director Nomination

    Mr. Zerhouni testified about his nomination as the director of the National Institutes of Health. Among the topics he addressed were research and development, the conduct of clinical…

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  • Medical Privacy Regulation
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    Medical Privacy Regulation

    Witnesses testified about health care records and privacy issues. Among the topics addressed were the sharing of information about patients, the security of online databases, and ethical…

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  • Labor Solicitor Nomination
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    Labor Solicitor Nomination

    Mr. Scalia testified about his nomination as the Department of Labor’s solicitor. Among the issues addressed were ergonomic regulations, his experience as an attorney, and workers rights.

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