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  • Embryonic Stem Cell Research
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    Embryonic Stem Cell Research

    The witnesses testified about whether or not it is ethical to use human embryos for research. Senator Specter explained that stem cells can grow into any kind of bodily tissue; therefore,…

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  • Foreign Operations Appropriations
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    Foreign Operations Appropriations

    Senators heard testimony about foreign operations appropriations. Secretary Albright pointed to such high-profile operations as the Middle East Peace Process, and the situation in Kosovo as…

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  • Fiscal Year 1999 Defense Budget
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    Fiscal Year 1999 Defense Budget

    Committee members heard testimony from Secretary Cohen regarding the budget for the Defense Department in fiscal year 1999. He talked about the needs of the department and the United States…

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  • Executive Office of the President Budget
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    Executive Office of the President Budget

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from administration officials past and present regarding the budget for the Executive Office of the President for Fiscal Year 1999. The Executive Office…

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  • Supplemental Appropriations
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    Supplemental Appropriations

    House and Senate conferees met to discuss the differences between House and Senate versions of supplemental appropriations legislation to fund military efforts in Bosnia and the Persian…

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  • Tamoxifen and Breast Cancer
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    Tamoxifen and Breast Cancer

    The subcommittee heard testimony on breast cancer research and the drug tamoxifen. Studies have shown that a daily dose of tamoxifen reduced the incidence of breast cancer by 45 percent.…

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  • Alzheimers and Drug Addiction Appropriations
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    Alzheimer's and Drug Addiction Appropriations

    Subcommittee members heard testimony on the need for more federal funding of Alzheimer’s disease research and drug treatment. Medical researchers and several persons who were personally…

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  • Internet Child Exploitation Prevention
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    Internet Child Exploitation Prevention

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from Director Freeh and Mr. Allen on existing programs and additional initiatives and funding requests to prevent the exploitation of children through…

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  • Bosnia and Iraq Military Operations Funding
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    Bosnia and Iraq Military Operations Funding

    The committee heard testimony about President Clinton’s request for supplemental military appropriations for U.S. operations in Bosnia and the Persian Gulf. Defense Department officials…

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  • 1999 Justice Department Appropriations
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    1999 Justice Department Appropriations

    Attorney General Reno testified about the Justice Department fiscal year 1999 budget proposal. Budget items discussed included the fight against drug trafficking, border patrol needs and…

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  • NATO Expansion Costs
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    NATO Expansion Costs

    Committee members heard testimony from Secretaries Albright and Cohen on the cost of NATO expansion. Last May, NATO members agreed to invite Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic to join…

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  • Labor HHS Education Appropriations
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    Labor, HHS, Education Appropriations

    Conference committee members met to discuss differences in the House and Senate versions of the appropriations bill for the departments of labor, health and human services and education. One of…

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  • National Educational Testing
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    National Educational Testing

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from Secretary Riley and Rep. Goodling, the chair of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, on the proposed voluntary national testing…

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  • Interior Department Budget Proposal
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    Interior Department Budget Proposal

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from Secretary Babbitt on the Department of Interior fiscal year 1998 budget proposal. Congress appropriated $6.2 billion in FY 1997 and the department is requesting an…

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  • Supreme Court Budget Proposal
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    Supreme Court Budget Proposal

    Justices Kennedy and Souter presented the Supreme Court budget proposal to Senate Appropriations Committee members.

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  • Proposed CSXConrail Merger
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    Proposed CSX-Conrail Merger

    The subcommittee heard testimony from northeastern governors, CSX officials and others concerning the equal division of Conrail between CSX and Norfolk Southern. Witnesses testified about…

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  • NIH Mammogram Recommendations
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    NIH Mammogram Recommendations

    Committee members heard testimony concerning whether the federal government should reissue a guideline outlining when women should begin getting themselves tested every year for breast cancer.…

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  • Ebonics in Education
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    Ebonics in Education

    Committee members heard testimony concerning the role of Ebonics, or African-American Vernacular English, in educating African-American students. The Oakland school board originally passed a resolution…

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