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  • 1990 Budget Act Extension
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    1990 Budget Act Extension

    The subcommittee heard testimony on proposals to extend the Budget Enforcement Act of 1990 in the reconciliation process for the creation of the federal budget. Issues brought up in the hearing…

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  • C17 Transport Plane
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    C-17 Transport Plane

    The subcommittee heard testimony from representatives of the Department of Defense, the General Accounting Office and others on the construction of the C-17 military transport plane. Issues…

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  • Disclosure of JFK Assassination Records
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    Disclosure of JFK Assassination Records

    The House Government Operations Subcommittee on Legislation and National Affairs heard testimony on legislation that would mandate full disclosure of the federal government’s files on the investigation…

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  • Patriot Missile Performance
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    Patriot Missile Performance

    The hearing focused on the effectiveness of the Patriot missile system. The patriot gained fame during the war in the Persian Gulf, as a defense against the Iraqi Scud missiles. But over…

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  • US Drug Policy in the Andean Nations
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    U.S. Drug Policy in the Andean Nations

    The subcommittee heard testimony on the U.S. drug policy in the nations of Peru, Colombia and Bolivia. During the hearing, Subcommittee Chairman Conyers introduced two audits from the…

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  • Ballistic Missile Threat to the United States
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    Ballistic Missile Threat to the United States

    The subcommittee heard testimony on the changing ballistic missile threats to the United States. Witnesses, including several scholars on national defense, testified on the effect of the improved…

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  • A12 Aircraft Overpayment
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    A-12 Aircraft Overpayment

    The subcommittee heard testimony on the deferment of a debt of over one billion dollars owed the Department of Defense by defense contractors following the cancellation of the Navy A-12…

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  • A12 Aircraft Program
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    A-12 Aircraft Program

    The committee heard testimony on the cancellation of the A-12 aircraft program by the Department of Defense. In January 1991, Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney canceled the A-12 aircraft development…

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  • A12 Aircraft Program
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    A-12 Aircraft Program

    The committee continued to hear testimony on the cancellation of the A-12 aircraft program. Representatives from the two contractors of the project, McDonnell Douglas and General Dynamics…

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  • B1 Bomber Program
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    B-1 Bomber Program

    The subcommittee heard testimony on the Pentagon’s B-1 bomber program. The B-1 bomber, a warplane originated to replace the B-52 bomber, costs $280 million per plane. The B-1 bomber program…

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  • Northrop Sales to the Pentagon
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    Northrop Sales to the Pentagon

    The subcommittee continued oversight hearings on the impact of cruise missile and other testing improprieties by the Northrop Corporation, tempers rose in the midst of sharp questioning and…

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  • National Drug Control Strategy
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    National Drug Control Strategy

    The subcommittee heard testimony on efforts to treat drug addiction. Topics covered were priorities and strategies, treatment availability in cities, and the role of the federal government.

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  • Secrecy Agreements
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    Secrecy Agreements

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  • Presidential Directives and Accountability Act
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    Presidential Directives and Accountability Act

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  • Strategic Defense Initiative Management
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    Strategic Defense Initiative Management

    The subcommittee held a hearing on the internal management of the Strategic Defense Initiative program, which would have eliminated the threat to the United States from nuclear missiles.

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