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    Commissioner of Social Security Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing to consider the nomination of Michael J. Astrue, to be commissioner of Social Security. Mr. Astrue testified a bout future financing of the…

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    U.S. Abortion Policy

    The hearing discussed the effect of the abortion "gag rule". This rule was established on March 20, 1992 and it prohibits a health worker at a federally funded clinic from counseling a patient…

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    FDA Enforcement Policies

    The committee heard testimony from persons in the Food and Drug Administration on the performance of the FDA in enforcing food and drug safety regulations. The FDA enforces regulations…