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    Insurance Brokerage and Regulation Practices

    Witnesses testified before the committee about regulation of the insurance industry and potential conflicts of interest for insurance brokers. They spoke about insurance brokerage practices and their…

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    Iraq Oil-for-Food Program Administration

    Witnesses testified about the administration of the United Nations' oil-for-food program in Iraq prior to the launch of military operations against the Hussein regime. They talked about the…

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    College Savings Plans

    Witnesses testified before the committee on “529” savings plans. These plans are “state sponsored investments that are designed to encourage families to save money for their children’s college…

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    Intelligence Reform Implementation

    House and Senate members met in a conference committee to discuss competing versions of legislation to reform the intelligence community and improve information gathering and dissemination.…

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    Intelligence Services Reorganization

    Committee members met for a second day to talk about proposed legislation to reform and reorganize the intelligence community following recommendations by the September 11 Commission. They…

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    Intelligence Reorganization Legislation Markup

    Committee members met to discuss proposed legislation to reform and consolidate various intelligence agencies under a national director of intelligence. They also offered several changes…

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    Intelligence Community Reform

    Witnesses testified about proposed changes to the intelligence community structure following recommendations contained in the final report of the September 11 Commission. Among the topics…

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    September 11 Commission Report

    Family members testified before the committee about the September 11 Commission’s final report on the World trade Center and Pentagon attacks. Among the topics they addressed were emergency…

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    September 11 Commission Report

    Witnesses testified about recommendations in the final report of the September 11 Commission. Among the topics they addressed were intelligence concerning the strikes, the proposed creation…

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    September 11 Commission Report

    Commissioners Kean and Hamilton testified about their recent report on the intelligence failures surrounding and responses to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S. and its…

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    Safety of Internet Drug Purchases

    The subcommittee heard testimony on the safety of prescription drugs sold over the Internet and the dangers of rogue Internet sites selling controlled substances.

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    Prisoner Abuse at Abu Ghraib

    The committee continued its series of hearings relating to allegations on prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and otherwise the manner in which the Department of Defense and…

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    TSA Administrator Nomination

    Rear Admiral (retired) Stone testified about his qualifications to be the Department of Homeland Security assistant secretary for the Transportation Security Administration. He has been…

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    Dietary Supplement Safety

    Witnesses testified regarding the safety and regulation of dietary supplements. Specifically, the committee examined the Food and Drug Administration’s regulatory efforts under the auspices…

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    U.S. Postal Service Restructuring

    Witnesses testified regarding the restructuring of the U.S. Postal Service before a joint meeting of the House Government Reform Committee and the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee.…

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    Fiscal Year 2005 Homeland Security Budget

    Secretary Ridge testified about the president’s budget request for the Department of homeland security. Among the issues he addressed were funding levels for first responders and security…

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    Illegal File Sharing

    Recording and motion picture industry officials and file-sharing advocates testified about the impact computer file sharing has had on the entertainment industry. Topics included copyright…

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    Global Trade Agreements

    Witnesses testified about the impact of shifting global economic forces on the federal government’s ability to negotiate, monitor and enforce trade agreements. Among the topics they…

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    Terrorist Threats to Agriculture

    The committee held a hearing on “Agroterrorism: The Threat to America’s Breadbasket” to examine the vulnerability of America’s agriculture and food industry to terrorist attacks, what the nation must do to defend…

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    Northeast Blackout

    Witnesses testified about a report on the causes of a blackout that affected many in the Northeast and Canada. Among the topics they addressed were improving reliability, upgrading and…

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