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  • Obesity and Dietary Guidelines
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    Obesity and Dietary Guidelines

    Witnesses testified about obesity in America and U.S. Department of Agriculture’s dietary guidelines. Topics included suggested changes in federal guidelines, public education, changing…

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  • Boxing Regulations
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    Boxing Regulations

    Witnesses testified about the state of boxing and laws regulating the sport. Among the issues they addressed were the federal role in regulating sports, current practices in the sport of…

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  • Child Safety Seats
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    Child Safety Seats

    Witnesses testified about child passenger safety, seat restraints, and safety records. Of primary concern were reports that children between four and eight were not riding in booster seats…

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  • Mad Cow Disease
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    Mad Cow Disease

    Witnesses testified about recent outbreaks of mad cow and foot-and-mouth disease in Europe and the possibility that they may find their way to the U.S. They said that the threat to human…

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  • Automobile Insurance Regulations
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    Automobile Insurance Regulations

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from consumer advocates and legal experts on S. 1860, legislation which would allow U.S. drivers to select from traditional tort liability coverage and…

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  • Auto Repair Fraud
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    Auto Repair Fraud

    The subcommittee heard testimony from representatives of the Federal Trade Commission and state law officials on efforts to eliminate fraud in the automobile repair industry. Sears auto repair…

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  • Automobile Repair Fraud
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    Automobile Repair Fraud

    The subcommittee heard testimony on fraud in the automobile repair industry. The hearing occurred after Sears Roebuck and Co. was charged with fraud for conducting unnecessary repairs on…

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  • Developments in Automotive Fuel Economy
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    Developments in Automotive Fuel Economy

    The subcommittee heard testimony on the status of research into fuel efficient automobiles by U.S. and Japanese automobile designers and manufacturers. The subcommittee also heard testimony…

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  • Consumer Energy Price Increases
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    Consumer Energy Price Increases

    The subcommittee was investigating the rise in gasoline prices at the pump and decide what measures could be taken to eliminate the price increases. Immediately after the Iraqi invasion and…

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  • Use of Recycled Materials
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    Use of Recycled Materials

    The committee met to discuss the National Recyclable Commodities Act of 1989.

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  • Telemarketing Fraud
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    Telemarketing Fraud

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  • Uniform Product Liability Law
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    Uniform Product Liability Law

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