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  • Governor Sebelius on Health Care Issues
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    Governor Sebelius on Health Care Issues

    Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius testified about heath care issues in the U.S. She also appeared as President Obama’s nominee to be secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services…

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  • Labor Secretary Nomination Hearing
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    Labor Secretary Nomination Hearing

    Representative Hilda Solis testified about her nomination as secretary of labor. In her remarks she spoke about the state of the economy, rising unemployment rates, and the role of…

    954 views
  • HHS Secretary Nomination Preliminary Hearing
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    HHS Secretary Nomination Preliminary Hearing

    A hearing was held on the nomination of former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle to be secretary of Health and Human Services in the Obama administration. In his testimony he spoke about…

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  • Education Secretary Nomination Hearing
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    Education Secretary Nomination Hearing

    Arne Duncan testified about his nomination as secretary of the Department of Education. In his testimony he said the Obama administration intended to expand early childhood programs,…

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  • Cancer Research and Patient Care
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    Cancer Research and Patient Care

    Cancer survivors and health care industry representatives testified about cancer research and patient care. Topics included research funding and innovation, the quality of patient care,…

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  • Fighting Global Tuberculosis AIDS and Malaria
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    Fighting Global Tuberculosis, AIDS, and Malaria

    The hearing was about the reauthorization of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Panelists representing governmental and non-governmental organizations talked about the scope of…

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  • Food Safety
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    Food Safety

    Witnesses testified about food safety. This hearing was held after a report to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Science Advisory Board which found that the FDA is under funded, its…

    158 views
  • Federal Response to Alzheimers
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    Federal Response to Alzheimer\'s

    Witnesses testified about increasing numbers of Alzheimer’s disease cases, public education efforts by several federal agencies, other research and health care programs, as well as levels…

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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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  • Surgeon General Nomination Hearing
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    Surgeon General Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions held a hearing on the nomination of James W. Holsinger, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., of Kentucky, to be Medical Director and Surgeon General of…

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  • College Financing
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    College Financing

    Witnesses testified about college costs and debt, including proposals to increase need-based aid to college students, help student borrowers better manage their debt, reform federal student…

    202 views
  • State of Alzheimers Research
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    State of Alzheimer's Research

    The Senate Retirement and Aging Committee held a hearing on the state of Alzheimer’s disease research. Witnesses testified about the impact of the disease on individuals and families, the…

    115 views
  • Administration Education Plan
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    Administration Education Plan

    Secretary Rod Paige testified about President Bush’s proposed education policies, collectively called No Child Left Behind.

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  • American Competitiveness
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    American Competitiveness

    Bill Gates testified about the state of education in the U.S. and its impact on the ability of Americans to compete in the global economy. In his remarks he said that overhauls of the…

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  • Tobacco Products Regulation
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    Tobacco Products Regulation

    Witnesses testified about legislation that would give the Food and Drug Administration the authority to regulate tobacco products in order to keep tobacco manufacturers from enticing people…

    637 views
  • 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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  • Food Safety
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    Food Safety

    Health and safety officials testified about a recent outbreak of E. coli in California spinach that required a national recall of fresh spinach and resulted in death in some instances. They…

    182 views
  • Global Competitiveness
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    Global Competitiveness

    Secretary Spellings testified about promoting President Bush’s recently announced global competitiveness initiative and other education priorities. She said that U.S. educational training…

    51 views
  • Nomination Hearings
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    Nomination Hearings

    Committee members heard testimony from Andrew von Eschenbach on his nomination to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. They also heard testimony from Paul DeCamp on his…

    101 views
  • Mine Safety Officials Nominations
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    Mine Safety Officials Nominations

    Mr. Foulke testified about his qualifications to serve as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. Mr. Stickler testified about his qualifications to serve as…

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