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  • 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…

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  • Federal Deregulation
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    Federal Deregulation

    Panelists shared their experiences and said they have suffered due to federal deregulation, or the lack of appropriate government regulations. Participants were in Washington, D.C., to lobby members of…

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  • Consumer Federation of America 2016 Conference
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    Consumer Protection and the Economy

    Consumer activists, government officials and technology leaders at the Consumer Federation of America’s 2016 conference talked about the benefits and risks of the “sharing economy” of…

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  • Government Shutdown and Economic Security
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    Government Shutdown and Economic Security

    Witnesses testified on the impact of the federal shutdown on businesses and government functions. Among the topics discussed were transportation and consumer safety, scientific research,…

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  • 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…

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  • Consumer Product Safety Commission
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    Consumer Product Safety Commission

    Witnesses testified about proposed bipartisan legislation, H.R. 4040, to strengthen the capabilities of the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Topics included recent high-profile toy…

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  • Childrens Products Safety
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    Children's Products Safety

    Witnesses testified about consumer product safety regulations, current product review practices employed by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the effectiveness of the review process.…

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  • AllTerrain Vehicle Standards
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    All-Terrain Vehicle Standards

    A hearing was held on compliance with all-terrain vehicle (ATV) safety standards, the use of ATVs for recreational purposes, and a growing number of accidents involving children and youth…

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  • AllTerrain Vehicle Safety Crisis
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    All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Crisis

    Participants spoke to reporters about all-terrain vehicle safety records and the danger posed to children by operating the vehicles. They talked about accident rates and the severity of the…

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  • AllTerrain Vehicle Safety
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    All-Terrain Vehicle Safety

    Participants spoke to reporters about the number of injuries and deaths associated with all-terrain vehicles and about consumer protections. Following their remarks they answered questions…

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  • Consumer Product Safety Commission Nomination
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    Consumer Product Safety Commission Nomination

    Participants spoke to reporters about their opposition to the nomination of Mary Shiela Gall to head the Consumer Product Safety Commission, citing past votes against labeling various…

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  • Patient Protection Legislation
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    Patient Protection Legislation

    Committee members hear testimony on H.R. 5122, the Patient Protection Act of 2000. The bill would open the National Practitioners Databank, which contains the disciplinary and medical…

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  • Toy Safety
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    Toy Safety

    Ahead of the 2017 holiday season, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund hosted a discussion about its annual report on toy safety concerns. Representatives from the…

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