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    FDA Milk Monitoring

    The subcommittee heard testimony concerning the safety of the country’s milk supply. The Food and Drug Administration’s monitering procedures was reviewed as well as the screening process…

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    U.S. Border Patrol Policies

    Members of the subcommittee heard testimony from federal and local officials and legal experts. The committee focused on the problems of the border patrol high speed pursuit policy which…

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    AIDS Prevention Efforts

    The subcommittee heard testimony from health care providers and legislators on the government’s prevention efforts against the AIDS epidemic. More than 218,000 cases of AIDS have been reported in…

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    Public Housing Programs

    The subcommittee heard testimony from administration officials and residents of public housing on allegations of corruption and mismanagement of public housing programs. The subcommittee…

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    Disclosure of JFK Assassination Records

    The House Government Operations Subcommittee on Legislation and National Affairs heard testimony on legislation that would mandate full disclosure of the federal government’s files on the investigation…

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    Patriot Missile Performance

    The hearing focused on the effectiveness of the Patriot missile system. The patriot gained fame during the war in the Persian Gulf, as a defense against the Iraqi Scud missiles. But over…

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    Tuberculosis Epidemic

    The committee investigated whether reduced federal funding for tuberculosis research has contributed to an increase in tuberculosis cases. They heard testimony from health organization…

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    FDA Drug Approval Process

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    Community Development and Block Grant Funds

    The subcommittee heard testimony on the misuse of the Department of Housing and Urban Development community development and block grant funds. The programs seek to improve American…

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    Fiscal Condition of Local Governments

    In 1980, the federal government provided almost $16 and a half billion directly to county, municipal, and township local governments. By the end of the 80's that figure had plunged nearly 40 percent, with the…

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    U.S. Drug Policy in the Andean Nations

    The subcommittee heard testimony on the U.S. drug policy in the nations of Peru, Colombia and Bolivia. During the hearing, Subcommittee Chairman Conyers introduced two audits from the…

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    Ballistic Missile Threat to the United States

    The subcommittee heard testimony on the changing ballistic missile threats to the United States. Witnesses, including several scholars on national defense, testified on the effect of the improved…

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    Train Derailments and Hazardous Cargoes

    The subcommittee heard testimony from rail industry, administration officials, environmental groups and concerned citizens on the issue of train derailments and their potentially harmful…

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    Rail Transport of Hazardous Chemicals

    On July 14, 1991, a train transporting tankers of weed killers derailed in California and dumped thousands of gallons of toxic chemicals into the Sacramento River. Every living thing in the…

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    A-12 Aircraft Overpayment

    The subcommittee heard testimony on the deferment of a debt of over one billion dollars owed the Department of Defense by defense contractors following the cancellation of the Navy A-12…

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    FCC and Telephone Reliability

    The subcommittee heard testimony on recent disruptions in telephone services occurring in many areas around the country. On June 26, millions of telephone customers' service was disrupted for up more…

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    Effectiveness of HUD Reform Act

    The subcommittee heard testimony on the 1989 Housing and Urban Development Reform Act, originally intended to reduce waste and fraud at the agency. Sect. Kemp, the author of the reform package,…

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    U.S. and Canadian Health Care Systems

    The committee heard testimony on a report issued by the General Accounting Office entitled, “Canadian Health Insurance: Lessons for the United States.” The hearing is one of a series being…

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    Costs of Space Station Freedom

    The subcommittee heard testimony on the development of the space station Freedom, an ambitious project planned for completion before the year 1997. Specifically, the subcommittee investigated and…

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    A-12 Aircraft Program

    The committee heard testimony on the cancellation of the A-12 aircraft program by the Department of Defense. In January 1991, Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney canceled the A-12 aircraft development…

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