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  • Federal Oversight of Enron
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    Federal Oversight of Enron

    Witnesses testified about federal and private actions and investigations in to the activities of Enron and manipulation of Western energy markets. Of particular concern were the actions or…

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  • Postmaster General Annual Report
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    Postmaster General Annual Report

    Postmaster General Potter testified about the state of the U.S. Postal Service, mail safety, security and anthrax cleanup, as well as and financial transparency at the agency. He also…

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  • The West Nile Virus
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    The West Nile Virus

    Witnesses testified about a recent outbreak of West Nile virus that killed 94 people in the U.S., the future threat of outbreaks, and efforts to develop vaccines and treatments for the…

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  • Dietary Supplements and Weight Loss
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    Dietary Supplements and Weight Loss

    Industry representatives, regulators, and scientists testified about weight loss claims by various dietary substance manufacturers. At issue were the accuracy of claims, the safety of…

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  • Vaccine Shortages
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    Vaccine Shortages

    Witnesses testified about a shortage in childhood vaccines.

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  • Financial Institutions and Enron Collapse Day 2
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    Financial Institutions and Enron Collapse, Day 2

    Mr. Martin testified about accounting and consulting practices at Merrill Lynch as they related to the Enron financial collapse. Mr. Tilney and Mr. Furst appeared at the hearing, but…

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  • Multilateral Nonproliferation
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    Multilateral Nonproliferation

    Witnesses testified about the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, terrorist threats, and the role of international regimes and treaties in curbing proliferation. Among the issues…

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  • Financial Institutions and Enron Collapse Day 1
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    Financial Institutions and Enron Collapse, Day 1

    Accountants and auditors testified about financial practices and the role of banks in the Enron bankruptcy. Among the topics they addressed were “prepay” schemes intended to hide debt as…

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  • Homeland Security Department Markup Day 2
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    Homeland Security Department Markup, Day 2

    Committee members met to consider legislation to create a department of Homeland Security and offer amendments to the proposed legislation before bringing it before the Senate.

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  • Homeland Security Department Markup Day 1 Part 2
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    Homeland Security Department Markup, Day 1 Part 2

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  • Homeland Security Department Markup Day 1 Part 1
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    Homeland Security Department Markup, Day 1 Part 1

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  • Weapons of Mass Destruction
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    Weapons of Mass Destruction

    As part of a series of hearings on the reorganization of the federal government to improve U.S. domestic defenses, experts testified about protecting the U.S. from weapons of mass…

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  • Intelligence and Homeland Security
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    Intelligence and Homeland Security

    As part of a series of hearings on the reorganization of the federal government to improve U.S. domestic defenses, former officials from several intelligence agencies testified before the…

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  • Homeland Security and Intelligence Agencies
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    Homeland Security and Intelligence Agencies

    Mr. Mueller and Mr. Tenent testified about proposals to create a new Department of Homeland Security and how the department would interact with the intelligence community. They also talked…

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  • Homeland Security Department
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    Homeland Security Department

    Mr. Ridge gave opening statements at a hearing to talk about proposals to create a Department of Homeland defense and reorganize the federal government to insure greater domestic security.

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  • Postal Service Reform
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    Postal Service Reform

    Mr. Potter and Mr. Walker talked about a plan to transform the U.S. Postal Service in light of decreasing mail volume and revenue. They said the primary focus of the service would be to…

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  • Board Role in Enron Financial Collapse
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    Board Role in Enron Financial Collapse

    Former and present Enron board members testified about financial mismanagement and the company’s bankruptcy. Among the topics addressed were the board’s oversight of company policy,…

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  • Board Role in Enron Financial Collapse
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    Board Role in Enron Financial Collapse

    Former and present Enron board members continued testifying about financial mismanagement and the company’s bankruptcy. Among the topics addressed were the board’s oversight of company…

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  • Safety of School Lunches
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    Safety of School Lunches

    Senator Durbin, chairman of the Oversight of Government Management Subcommittee, and members of the two committees heard testimony about problems of school lunch safety and methods for…

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  • Gas Price Spikes
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    Gas Price Spikes

    Witnesses testified about an investigation into gasoline price spikes and charges of potential price fixing by the gasoline and oil industry.

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