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  • Pfiesteria Fish Kill Incidents
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    Pfiesteria Fish Kill Incidents

    Subcommittee members heard testimony concerning pfiesteria, a microbe which is responsible for fish-kills and human ailments along the mid-Atlantic coast. They heard testimony from…

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  • Gulf War Illnesses Research
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    Gulf War Illnesses Research

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from administration officials and Gulf War veterans on the U.S. investigation into Gulf War illnesses. The committee had looked at a medical research…

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  • Gulf War Illness
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    Gulf War Illness

    In the first of two hearings on Gulf War illnesses, committee members heard testimony from military chemical weapons officers and a former CIA analyst about possible troop exposure to such…

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  • Gulf War Syndrome Part 2
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    Gulf War Syndrome Part 2

    The committee held a hearing on Persian Gulf War Syndrome. Gulf war veterans, researchers and medical experts testified about the effects of exposure to chemical agents on veterans during…

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  • Gulf War Syndrome Part 1
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    Gulf War Syndrome Part 1

    The committee held a hearing on Persian Gulf War Syndrome. Gulf war veterans, researchers and medical experts testified about the effects of exposure to chemical agents on veterans during…

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  • Unfunded Mandates and Medicaid
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    Unfunded Mandates and Medicaid

    Committee members heard testimony from local and federal health care officials concerning how Medicaid programs can be reformed while eliminating unfunded mandates from the program.

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  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration
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    Occupational Safety and Health Administration

    The subcommittee heard testimony on possible changes in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the effects on workers.

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  • Chemical Residues in Food
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    Chemical Residues in Food

    Food experts and government officials testified on chemical residues in food and the possibility of food contamination. The subcommittee recently examined the federal government’s programs to…

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  • Poultry Product Regulation
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    Poultry Product Regulation

    Proper labeling of fresh and frozen chicken was the subject of a hearing held by the House Government Operations Agriculture Subcommittee. Current rules allow poultry that is frozen at zero…

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  • Violence and Public Health Issues
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    Violence and Public Health Issues

    Surgeon General Elders testified about the public health consequences of violence in the U.S. The criminal justice system treats violence after it occurs. What is needed is prevention of…

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  • Womens Health Care Issues
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    Women's Health Care Issues

    Female members of the House of Representatives and others testified concerning the growing “epidemic” of breast cancer and the need for increased preventative and research funding.

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  • Presidential Health Care Proposal
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    Presidential Health Care Proposal

    Witnesses testified concerning the president’s health care reform proposal and the effect it will have on state and local governments. They discussed whether the president’s plan will…

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  • Breast Cancer Prevention
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    Breast Cancer Prevention

    The subcommittee heard testimony from doctors, administrators and cancer patients on the federal government’s role in breast cancer research and prevention. Issues raised in the hearing…

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  • FDA Milk Monitoring
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    FDA Milk Monitoring

    The subcommittee heard testimony concerning the safety of the country’s milk supply. The Food and Drug Administration’s monitering procedures was reviewed as well as the screening process…

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  • AIDS Prevention Efforts
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    AIDS Prevention Efforts

    The subcommittee heard testimony from health care providers and legislators on the government’s prevention efforts against the AIDS epidemic. More than 218,000 cases of AIDS have been reported in…

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  • Tuberculosis Epidemic
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    Tuberculosis Epidemic

    The committee investigated whether reduced federal funding for tuberculosis research has contributed to an increase in tuberculosis cases. They heard testimony from health organization…

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  • FDA Drug Approval Process
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    FDA Drug Approval Process

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  • Fiscal Condition of Local Governments
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    Fiscal Condition of Local Governments

    In 1980, the federal government provided almost $16 and a half billion directly to county, municipal, and township local governments. By the end of the 80's that figure had plunged nearly 40 percent, with the…

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  • RaceBased Scholarships
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    Race-Based Scholarships

    Forty-five minutes before the hearing of the House Government Operations subcommittee, Secretary of the Department of Education Lamar Alexander and Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Michael Williams…

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  • Agent Orange Study
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    Agent Orange Study

    The subcommittee investigated the toxic effects of Agent Orange and other herbicides on humans. One witness, retired Admiral Zumwalt is the author of a report which accused a scientific…

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