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  • Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan
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    Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan

    Witnesses, including Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen, testified about strategy and operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. In their remarks they…

    188 views
  • Navy Destroyer Acquisition Programs
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    Navy Destroyer Acquisition Programs

    Witnesses testified about the U.S. Navy’s plans for future ship building and development of guided missile destroyers. Among the topics addressed were the capabilities of the Arleigh Burke…

    422 views
  • Veterans Administration Spending Practices
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    Veterans Administration Spending Practices

    The Veterans Affairs Committee held an oversight hearing on the issue of overspending at Department of Veterans' Affairs. Witnesses testifed about lapses in competitive bidding, poor…

    246 views
  • Gays and Lesbians in the Military
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    Gays and Lesbians in the Military

    Witnesses testified about the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy prohibiting openly gay and lesbian service members. They focused on proposals to end the policy, previous decisions…

    1,373 views
  • Aerial Tanker Replacement
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    Aerial Tanker Replacement

    Witnesses testified about procurement policies and funding for the Air Force Aerial Tanker program. They focused on a government audit that found several flaws and errors in the bidding…

    566 views
  • Recent Salmonella Outbreak
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    Recent Salmonella Outbreak

    Recent Salmonella Outbreak PT 2

    228 views
  • Supreme Court Decision on Detainees
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    Supreme Court Decision on Detainees

    The House Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Boumediene decision that detainees at Guantanamo Bay do have the habeas corpus privilege. Other topics…

    283 views
  • Credit Scoring System and Credit Scores  Panel 1
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    Credit Scoring System and Credit Scores - Panel 1

    Credit Scoring System and Credit Scores - Panel 2

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  • Army Medical Action Plan
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    Army Medical Action Plan

    Witnesses testified on the implementation of the Army Medical Action Plan, which was issued in June 2007 in response to substandard conditions of services and facilities at the Walter Reed…

    315 views
  • Iraq Progress Report
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    Iraq Progress Report

    Witnesses testified about a progress report on Iraq produced by the Government Accountability Office. Among the topics addressed were the state of Iraqi security services, calls by Iraqi…

    324 views
  • Iraqi Security Forces
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    Iraqi Security Forces

    The House Armed Services Committee held a hearing on efforts to train, develop and support the Iraqi security forces. Witnesses testified about a number of issues including recent levels of…

    219 views
  • POWMIA Status
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    POW-MIA Status

    Officials testified about government efforts to account for missing prisoners of war and troops missing in action. They talked about information sharing efforts between foreign governments…

    237 views
  • Oil Price Speculation
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    Oil Price Speculation

    A hearing was held to examine whether market speculation is inflating the price of crude oil above underlying supply and demand, and whether Congress needs to improve regulatory oversight…

    2,292 views
  • Oil Price Speculation Opening Statements
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    Oil Price Speculation, Opening Statements

    A hearing was held to examine whether market speculation is inflating the price of crude oil above underlying supply and demand, and whether Congress needs to improve regulatory oversight…

    386 views
  • Safety of Food Supply
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    Safety of Food Supply

    After a meeting to consider issuing subpoenas, the committee heard testimony about the safety of the nation’s food supply. Topics included the current outbreak of salmonella in tomatoes, the Food…

    356 views
  • Nursing Home Safeguards
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    Nursing Home Safeguards

    Witnesses testified about the quality of nursing home care, safety and security of patients in nursing facilities, and enforcement of regulations governing the administration of nursing…

    223 views
  • Prescription Drug Advertising
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    Prescription Drug Advertising

    A hearing was held on the misleading and deceptive nature of direct-to-consumer advertisements for prescription pharmaceuticals. Officials from the companies testified about Pfizer’s ads for Lipitor featuring Dr.…

    588 views
  • Foreign Drug Inspection Program
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    Foreign Drug Inspection Program

    A hearing was held on the circumstances surrounding the contamination of heparin imported from China. According to the FDA, 81 people have died after allergic reactions to the anticoagulant drug…

    536 views
  • Foreign Drug Inspection
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    Foreign Drug Inspection

    Witnesses testified about safety inspections by U.S. government officials of foreign drug imports. They focused on a lack of resources for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to inspect…

    286 views
  • Defense and State Department Interagency Cooperation
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    Defense and State Department Interagency Cooperation

    Secretary Rice, Secretary Gates and Admiral Mullen testified about cooperative partnerships between the Department of State and Department of Defense. Among the topics they addressed were…

    157 views
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