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  • Presidential Transition
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    Presidential Transition

    Witnesses testified about implementation of the 1963 Presidential Transition Act in light of on-going contests to the election results in Florida. Among the issues they addressed were…

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  • Federal Communications Commission Oversight
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    Federal Communications Commission Oversight

    Committee members heard testimony on management practices at the Federal Communications Commission and other topics such as staffing, deregulation and competition.

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  • Ethnic Minority Disparities in Cancer Treatment
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    Ethnic Minority Disparities in Cancer Treatment

    Witnesses testified about disparities in cancer treatment provided to minorities. Among the issues they addressed were different rates of cancer in minority communities, levels of funding…

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  • Energy Policy and Prices
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    Energy Policy and Prices

    Witnesses testified about the high price of crude oil and about efforts to increase production in order to lower prices. Among the topics addressed were the potential impacts of the high…

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  • Federal Government Computer Security
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    Federal Government Computer Security

    Administration officials evaluated computer security in major departments and agencies of the Executive Branch.

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  • The Privacy Act and the Presidency
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    The Privacy Act and the Presidency

    Witnesses testified about the extent to which the Privacy Act applied to the office of the president. Among the topics they addressed were similarities in jurisdiction between the Privacy…

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  • National Missile Defense
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    National Missile Defense

    Witnesses testified about technology development of the National Missile Defense and the impact of test failures on deployment of an effective system.

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  • Census 2000 Oversight Hearing
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    Census 2000 Oversight Hearing

    Committee members heard testimony from Mr. Prewitt on how the Census Bureau has been handling the follow-up for the households that did not return the census forms that were sent to them…

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  • Alternative Treatments for Cancer
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    Alternative Treatments for Cancer

    Witnesses testified about the role of complementary and alternative medicine in treating cancer, pediatric cancers and the challenges parents face in making treatment decisions, racial…

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  • Campaign Finance Investigation
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    Campaign Finance Investigation

    Witnesses testified about several internal government documents concerning the appointment of an independent counsel to investigate allegations for improper campaign fundraising in the 1996…

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  • Autism and  Childhood Vaccines
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    Autism and Childhood Vaccines

    Witnesses testified about a theory that routine vaccinations may cause autism in a growing number of children. Parents spoke about their experiences with their own autistic children.…

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  • Drug Trafficking through US Postal System
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    Drug Trafficking through U.S. Postal System

    Committee members heard testimony on the increasing use of the U.S. mail system, commercial shipping carriers, and the Internet to facilitate the shipment of illegal drugs.

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  • Census Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation
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    Census Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation

    Committee members hear testimony from Mr. Prewitt about the efforts of the Census Bureau to follow up and contact the households from which no Census form was recieved.

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  • Joint Strike Fighter Program
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    Joint Strike Fighter Program

    Committee members heard testimony on the status of acquisition reforms in the Department of Defense’s Joint Strike Fighter program. The aircraft, under development by the Air Force, Navy…

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  • Missing White House Email
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    Missing White House E-mail

    In an often contentious meeting, White House officials testified about missing electronic mail that had been subpoenaed by the independent counsel. They said that no one had deliberately…

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  • 2000 Census FollowUp
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    2000 Census Follow-Up

    Committee members heard testimony on follow-up efforts to contact households that did not return their Census form and other Census related matters. They also congratulated themselves on…

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  • Missing White House Email
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    Missing White House E-mail

    White House officials testified about missing electronic mail which had been subpoenaed by the committee. They said that after a computer problem responsible for the problem was found, they…

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  • Internal Revenue Service Oversight
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    Internal Revenue Service Oversight

    Witnesses testified about restructuring efforts at the Internal Revenue Service. Among the issues they addressed were electronic filing, employee morale at field offices, methods to ensure…

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  • 2000 Census Response Rate
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    2000 Census Response Rate

    Witnesses testified about return rates on mail-in Census forms and about efforts to achieve an accurate count. Among the issues they addressed were privacy concerns raised by long form…

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  • Office of Management and Budget Oversight
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    Office of Management and Budget Oversight

    Committee members heard testimony about the efficacy of the Office of Management and Budget. Committee members directed questions pertaining to the functions of the office at the office…

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