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    Infrastructure Investing and Economic Recovery

    Industry experts and public officials testified on the need for greater infrastructure investment and the role that such investment could play in economic recovery. Among the areas they discussed were…

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    Contaminants in U.S. Waters

    Federal environmental officials and others testified about water safety and emerging contaminants in the waters of the United States. Among the issues they addressed were levels and sources…

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    Aviation Security

    Witnesses testified about transportation programs to ensure air safety and security. Among the issues they addressed were procedures and equipment used at airport security checkpoints,…

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    Pipeline Safety

    A hearing was held on coordinating the oversight by the Departments of Transportation and Homeland Security of pipelines that carry natural gas and hazardous materials. Topics included…

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    Highway and Transit Infrastructure

    State transportation officials testified about the state of the nation’s highways and transit infrastructure. Among the topics the raised were the growing cost of repair to roads, highways…

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    Rising Diesel Prices

    A hearing was held on the impact of rising diesel fuel costs in the trucking industry. Topics included the relationship among motor carriers, brokers, shippers, and independent drivers in…

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    Aviation Delays and Consumer Issues

    A hearing was held on aviation delays and consumer issues. Department of Transportation Inspector General Scovel reported his findings on the massive airline delays in the summer of 2007 and the…

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    Airline Safety Oversight, Part 1

    Federal Aviation Administration safety inspectors and others testified about critical lapses in FAA safety oversight of airlines and abuses of regulatory ‘Partnership Programs,’ primarily in the…

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    Airline Safety Oversight, Part 2

    Airline executives and aviation safety experts testified about Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety oversight of airlines. Southwest executives assured the committee that safety is a top…

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    Funding the Highway Trust Fund

    A hearing was held on the report of the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission which was created by Congress in 2005 to examine the condition and future needs of the…

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    21st Century Water Commission

    The committee met to hear testimony on the need for a Water Commission to make assessments about future U.S. water supply, review current water management programs, and develop comprehensive…

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    Airline Delays and Consumer Issues

    Transportation officials and industry representatives testified at a hearing on airline delays and consumer issues. A record number of delays have occured in the past year. Most are due to…

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    Bridge Safety, Part 1

    The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing on structurally deficient bridges in the United States. Chairman Oberstar’s initiative addressed the need to repair,…

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    Bridge Safety, Part 2

    The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing on structurally deficient bridges in the United States. Chairman Oberstar’s initiative addressed the need to repair,…

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    Management at the National Hurricane Center

    Witnesses testified about operations and procedures at the National Hurricane Center. The hearing explored questions raised by the process that culminated in Center Director X. William…

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    Highway Congestion and Mobility

    A hearing was held about the effects of traffic congestion on the economy. The panelists talked about these effects and solutions for reducing the impact. Solutions included economic…

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    NASA Oversight Investigation

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Space, Aeronautics, and Related Sciences and the House Science and Technology Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight held a joint…

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    Coast Guard Fleet Modernization

    A hearing is held on compliance with the requirements of the Coast Guard’s Deepwater contract to modernize and replace aging ships and aircraft and improve command and control and logistics…

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    NASA Oversight Investigation

    Witnesses testified about NASA counsel Michael Wholley’s destroying video records of an April 10, 2007 meeting of the staff of the NASA Inspector General. The meeting was held by the NASA administrator…

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    Global Climate Change and Energy Independence

    Officials testified about the relationship between fossil fuels and global climate change. Topics included the economic benefits of reduced energy consumption, use of renewable energy…

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