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    Sweepstakes Fraud and Senior Citizens

    The subcommittee heard testimony on the issue of sweepstakes fraud and senior citizens. They addressed the issue of sweepstakes mailings and their impact on the lives of senior citizens.…

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    Government Computer Security

    Committee members heard testimony from Director Tenet and Director Minihan regarding the security of government computers and possible threats to national security as a result of various flaws in the…

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    Satellite Export Controls

    The subcommittee questioned the panelists on issues of satellite technology exportation to countries such as China.

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    Safety in District of Columbia

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from local law enforcement officials regarding safety issues in the District of Columbia. The hearing came in the wake of the shooting at the United…

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    Telephone Billing Fraud

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from representatives of telephone companies and billing companies regarding telephone billing fraud.

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    Food Imports Safety: A Case Study

    Senators heard testimony about imported foods, and the correlation between the rise in use of these foods and the rise of food-borne illnesses and deaths. The General Accounting Office…

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    Jacob Lew Confirmation Hearing

    Senators heard testimony about Budget Director Appointee Jacob Lew.

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    Safety of Food Imports

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from nutritionists and officials from the Food and Drug Administration. They talked about food importing procedures and the safety of food products from…

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    Executive Branch Temporary Appointments

    Committee members heard testimony from other senators on greater enforcement of the Vacancies Act, which was last amended in 1988. The act requires temporary executive branch appointments…

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    Campaign Finance Investigation Report

    Senators Thompson and Glenn discussed the final report on the Governmental Affairs Committee on its investigation into campaign fund-raising abuses in 1996 campaign. The committee is…

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    Medicare Fraud Prevention

    Senator Susan Collins chaired the hearing on Medicare Fraud Prevention. The subcommittee heard testimony from a convicted medicare fraud felon and investigators who have studied the medicare enrollment…

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    Campaign Finance Investigation Day 28

    Committee members continued the investigation into campaign fund-raising abuses in the last election. Secretary Babbitt and Mr. Eckstein testified about the Department of Interior decision…

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    Annual Report of the Postmaster General

    Members of the Subcommittee on International Security, Proliferation & Federal Services heard testimony from postal officials on the state of the U.S. Postal Service. General Runyon gave his…

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    Campaign Finance Investigation Day 27

    Committee members continued the investigation into campaign fund-raising abuses in the last election. Mr. Jenrette testified about fund-raising calls he received from Vice President Gore…

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    Campaign Finance Investigation Day 26

    Committee members continued the investigation into campaign fund-raising abuses in the last election. Officials from the White House Communications Agency testified about why they did not…

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    Campaign Finance Investigation Day 25

    Committee members continued the investigation into campaign fund-raising abuses in the last election. They heard testimony from officials of the White House Communications Agency on who…

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    White House Tapes

    Committee members continued the investigation into campaign fund-raising abuses in the last election. Members debated what the videotapes released by the White House show about campaign…

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    Campaign Finance Investigation Day 23

    Committee members heard testimony from Mr. Ickes regarding his role in raising money for the Clinton presidential campaign in 1996. Mr. Ickes explained what his job in the White House entailed…

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    Campaign Finance Investigation Day 22

    Committee members continued the investigation into campaign fund-raising abuses in the last election. They heard testimony from Mr. Ickes, who served as Deputy White House Chief of Staff from…

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    White House Coffee Tapes

    Senators discussed the recent White House release of videotapes of events with campaign donors at the White House. Republican senators criticized the White House for withholding evidence…

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