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  • Defense Contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan
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    Defense Contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan

    Military officials testified about Defense Department contracts awarded for reconstruction and support operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. They focused various contracts awarded, the…

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  • Fiscal Year 2009 National Institutes of Health Budget
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    Fiscal Year 2009 National Institutes of Health Budget

    Witnesses testified on the fiscal year 2009 budget for programs of the National Institutes of Health. They talked about ongoing research projects, opportunities for future research, costs…

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  • Fiscal Year 2009 Defense Budget
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    Fiscal Year 2009 Defense Budget

    Witnesses testified about the fiscal year 2009 defense budget. Defense Secretary Gates' testimony focused on the threats facing the United States including terrorism, nuclear proliferation, and failing…

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  • Homeless Veterans
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    Homeless Veterans

    The Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies Subcommittees of the Senate Appropriations Committee held a…

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  • Fiscal Year 2009 Consumer Product Safety Commission Budget
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    Fiscal Year 2009 Consumer Product Safety Commission Budget

    Witnesses testified about fiscal year 2009 appropriations for the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Among the topics addressed were toy safety issues, public safety programs, and…

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  • Fiscal Year 2008 War Supplemental Request
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    Fiscal Year 2008 War Supplemental Request

    The Senate Appropriations Committee held a hearing on the administration’s fiscal year 2008 supplemental appropriations funding request for operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. In his…

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  • Federal Aviation Administration Oversight
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    Federal Aviation Administration Oversight

    Officials testified at an oversight hearing on the safety and modernization performance of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Among the topics they addressed were enforcement of…

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  • Waste Fraud and Abuse of Funds in Iraq
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    Waste, Fraud, and Abuse of Funds in Iraq

    Witnesses testified about alleged waste, fraud and abuse in the spending of U.S. funds in Iraq. Topics included current efforts to combat corruption in the Iraqi government, trafficking of…

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  • Fiscal Year 2008 Defense Supplemental
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    Fiscal Year 2008 Defense Supplemental

    The Senate Appropriations Committee held a hearing on the proposed $150 billion emergency supplemental appropriations for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and for rebuilding Baghdad. The committee…

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  • Toy Safety
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    Toy Safety

    Three senators testified about proposed legislation to modernize the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Other witnesses testified about enhancing the safety of toys, focusing on lead paint and the role of…

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  • Utah Mine Collapse
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    Utah Mine Collapse

    Witnesses testified about mine safety and an August 6, 2007, Utah mine collapse. Among the issues they addressed were federal regulations related to mine safety, implementation of safety…

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  • Mentoring and Youth Violence
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    Mentoring and Youth Violence

    Witnesses testified about the role mentoring can play in ameliorating youth violence and dropout rates. The witnesses included top administrators from school districts that suffer from high…

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  • National Institutes of Health Budget
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    National Institutes of Health Budget

    Officials testified about the proposed fiscal year 2008 budget of the National Institutes of Health for medical research. Among the topics addressed were requests for research on spinal cord…

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  • Fiscal Year 2008 Defense Budget
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    Fiscal Year 2008 Defense Budget

    A hearing is held on the proposed fiscal year 2008 budget for the Department of Defense. Among the topics they addressed were budget requests for health care programs, equipment…

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  • Fiscal Year 2008 Housing and Urban Development Budget
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    Fiscal Year 2008 Housing and Urban Development Budget

    Secretary Jackson testified at a hearing on the fiscal year 2008 budget for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. He talked about funding levels for various department programs,…

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  • Fiscal Year 2008 Global Health Budget
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    Fiscal Year 2008 Global Health Budget

    A hearing was held on the proposed fiscal year 2008 budget for global health issues such as AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, and pandemic influenza.

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  • Oil Independence Funding
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    Oil Independence Funding

    The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development held a hearing on the policies and funding necessary for reducing U.S. oil dependence. Witnesses also talked about the…

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  • Fiscal Year 2008 FBI Budget
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    Fiscal Year 2008 FBI Budget

    Director Mueller testified about FBI operations and fiscal year 2008 budget requests by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He also talked about counterterrorism, intelligence collection…

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  • Fiscal Year 2008 Chronic Diseases Budget
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    Fiscal Year 2008 Chronic Diseases Budget

    National Institutes of Health directors testified about the proposed fiscal year 2008 budget for the study of chronic diseases such as diabetes, arthritis and Alzheimer’s Disease. Topics…

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  • Iraq Supplemental Spending Legislation
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    Iraq Supplemental Spending Legislation

    House and Senate conferees met to negotiate compromise language on a supplemental spending bill for military operations in Iraq. They agreed on language that provided funding, but set a…

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