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  • Antimicrobial Resistance
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    Antimicrobial Resistance

    Witnesses testified about the threat posed when antimicrobial drugs are no longer effective against infectious microbes. Medical and health experts highlight the need for prevention and…

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  • Stem Cell Research Guidelines
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    Stem Cell Research Guidelines

    Experts testified about the guidelines for stem cell research issued by the National Institutes of Health in August. The guidelines specify the limits for research and use of embryo stem…

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  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Lou Gehrigs Disease Research
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    Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease) Research

    Witnesses testified about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), also known as ALS. Athletes as well as ALS patients talked about the importance of research on the disease,…

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  • Stem Cell Research
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    Stem Cell Research

    Witnesses testified about research involving embryonic stem cells. Among the issues raised were the potential benefits of such research in treating disease, whether to renew federal funding…

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  • Department of Defense Appropriations
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    Department of Defense Appropriations

    Secretary Cohen and General Shelton testified about Defense Department spending. Among the topics they addressed were recruiting and training personnel, military commitments abroad, and…

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  • Overview of Army Operations
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    Overview of Army Operations

    Senators heard testimony on the operations on the U.S. Army. Among the issues discussed were U.S. Army policy and ventures the army is currently undertaking. Witnesses also responded to…

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  • Alzheimers Disease
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    Alzheimer's Disease

    Witnesses testified about the need for further funding of research into Alzheimer’s disease. They predicted that the problem would become worse as baby boomers age and said that further…

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  • Chechnya Russia and US Policy and Aid Programs
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    Chechnya, Russia, and U.S. Policy and Aid Programs

    Witnesses testified about the Russian war in Chechnya, potential human rights violations in the region, and what direction newly elected President Putin might take in the region. They also…

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  • Drivers and the Privacy Protection Act
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    Drivers and the Privacy Protection Act

    Witnesses testified about privacy rights and selling personal information on driver’s licenses to third parties. The talked about potential legislation that would bar states from sharing or…

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  • Food and Drug Administration Appropriations
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    Food and Drug Administration Appropriations

    Witnesses testified about fiscal year 2001 appropriations for the Food and Drug Administration. Among the issues they addressed were efforts to reduce medical errors, Internet drug sales,…

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  • US AntiDrug Aid for Colombia
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    U.S. Anti-Drug Aid for Colombia

    Witnesses testified about a plan to provide a $1.6 billion aid package to Colombia to assist in efforts to end the drug trade. The emergency spending package would train and equip Colombian…

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  • Internet Security
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    Internet Security

    Justice Department officials and Internet industry officials testified about the federal law enforcement response to recent Internet hacking attacks and the overall security of the…

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  • AntiDrug Media Campaigns
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    Anti-Drug Media Campaigns

    Witnesses testified about the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy’s Anti-Drug Media Campaign, and efforts by the entertainment industry to promote an anti-drug message. At…

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  • Transportation Appropriations
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    Transportation Appropriations

    Senators heard testimony on the fiscal 2001 appropriations for the Transportation Department, primarily focusing on issues involving air transportation. Among the issues they addressed were…

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  • Medical Errors and Patient Safety
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    Medical Errors and Patient Safety

    The subcommittee examined a report by the Institute of Medicine that cites a large number cases of preventable medical errors. Executives of several health organizations testified and…

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  • Parkinsons Disease Research and Treatment
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    Parkinson's Disease Research and Treatment

    Witnesses testified about research into Parkinson’s Disease and new forms of treatment for the disease. Specifically they talked about treatments which provided deep brain stimulation to…

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  • Foreign Operations Appropriations
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    Foreign Operations Appropriations

    Secretary Albright testified about the State Department’s funding and the situation in the Balkans, including the refugee crisis and the NATO military action against Serbian forces. She…

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  • Fiscal Year 2000 Defense Appropriations
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    Fiscal Year 2000 Defense Appropriations

    Secretary Cohen and General Shelton testified that the military needed $5.5 billion in supplemental spending to continue the air campaign over Yugoslavia and requested more funding to…

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  • National Institute of Health Research Funding
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    National Institute of Health Research Funding

    The committee heard testimony on how the National Institute of Health determines its allocations for disease research.

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  • Agency for International Development Funding
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    Agency for International Development Funding

    Mr. Atwood testified about the proposed budget for the Agency for International Development (AID) for fiscal year 2000. He enumerated spending priorities for the agency, particularly…

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