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  • Hearing Focuses on Sexual Abuse of US Olympic Athletes
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    Sexual Abuse of U.S. Olympic Athletes

    A Senate Commerce subcommittee held a hearing to examine abuse of Olympic athletes and looked at the role of national governing bodies in protecting the athletes.

  • Hearing Focuses on Insurance Fraud Prevention
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    Insurance Fraud

    John Doak, the Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner, was among the witnesses testifying at a hearing on efforts to eliminate insurance fraud by consumers, insurers, and scammers. Subcommittee…

  • Senate Hearing Focuses on Online Ticket Sales
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    Online Ticket Sales

    A Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation subcommittee held a hearing on “ticket bot” software, which allows scalpers to purchase tickets in bulk for resale at a higher price to consumers.…

  • Hearing on the Future of International Soccer and FIFA
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    International Soccer Governance

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the governance and integrity of international soccer. Topics included the recent scandals and leadership changes at FIFA (International Federation of…

  • Hearing on Data Breach Legislation
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    Data Security Breach Legislation

    Cybersecurity expert and representatives from the retail and banking sectors testified at a Senate Commerce subcommittee hearing on preventing data breaches affecting consumers and…

  • Oversight of and Policy Considerations for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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    Oversight of and Policy Considerations for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    WASHINGTON, D.C.— The U.S Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation’s Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance will hold a hearing on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 2:30…

  • WeightLoss Product Advertising
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    Weight-Loss Product Advertising

    Witnesses testified on ways to protect consumers from false and deceptive advertising of weight-loss products. Dr. Mehmet Oz defended the language and diet products featured on his television…

  • Hearing on GM Recalls and Corporate Culture Resumes Shortly
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    General Motors Ignition Switch Recall

    Dispute resolution attorney Kenneth Feinberg and executives from General Motors (GM) and one of its suppliers testified on the automaker’s delayed ignition switch recall and its corporate…

  • GM Ignition Switch Recall
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    General Motors Ignition Switch Recall

    A Senate subcommittee hearing was held on General Motors' and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s handling of ignition switch complaints in GM cars that had resulted in…

  • Experts Testify on Blocking Robocall Scams
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    Robocall Scams

    Technologists and telecommunications officials testified on the effectiveness of existing law to prevent fraudulent automated telephone calls known as “robocalls,” and described…

  • Product Safety
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    Product Safety

    Witnesses testified about the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s implementation of the 2008 Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, which authorized greater appropriations for the CPSC and…

  • Childrens Privacy
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    Children's Privacy

    Witnesses testified about children’s online privacy and the adequacy of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) in the midst of new technologies and media. COPPA was over 10…

  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
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    Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    Witnesses testified on the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning and legislation that would promote the residential use of carbon monoxide alarms and promulgate mandatory standards for those…