264,400Nov 18, 2011
Jobs and Drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Witnesses testified on drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a way to create jobs and increase domestic energy production.
During the hearing Representative Young (R-AK) and ...
233,399Sep 24, 2010
Immigrant Farm Workers
Witnesses spoke about the American agricultural sector’s reliance on foreign, and often undocumented, workers to pick fruit and vegetables on America’s farms. Comedy Central’s ...
157,761Mar 24, 2009
Geithner and Bernanke Testimony on AIG Bonuses
Secretary Geithner and Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke testifed about a proposed regulations allowing the federal government to purchase “toxic” financial assets through a ...
144,801Mar 13, 2002
Budget Resolution Markup: Opening Statements
Committee members made opening statements and considered amendments and changes to the fiscal year 2003 budget resolution. The proposal was labeled as a “wartime” budget and relied ...
136,999Feb 4, 2010
Comcast and NBC Universal Merger, Part 2
Witnesses testified about the potential impact on the media marketplace of the proposed joint venture agreement between Comcast and NBC Universal. Among the issues they addressed were ...
96,446Dec 16, 2010
Wikileaks,the Espionage Act, and the Constitution
Constitutional law and national security scholars testified on the constitutionality of prosecuting Wikileaks founder Julian Assange under the 1917 Espionage Act. Among the topics addressed ...
94,843Dec 16, 2009
Live Sports Broadcasts and Piracy, Part 1
The House Judiciary Committee looked at the piracy of live sports broadcasts over the Internet. Witnesses included officials from Major League Baseball, ESPN, Ultimate Fighting Championship, ...
82,867Jul 19, 2012
Homeland Security Oversight
Secretary Janet Napolitano testified at an oversight hearing of the Department of Homeland Security. Many questions focused on Secretary Napolitano’s June 15th memo on deferring ...
65,662Jul 14, 2011
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Elizabeth Warren testified on the implementation and congressional oversight of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). CFPB was scheduled to open on July 21, 2011, and was created as ...
57,839Apr 24, 2009
Al Gore on Climate Change Legislation
Former Vice President Gore and Senator Warner testified on the American Clean Energy Security Act of 2009. The proposed legislation would cut carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases by 20 percent ...
53,164Feb 23, 2010
Toyota Recalls, Panel 1
The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing titled, “Response by Toyota and NHTSA to Incidents of Sudden Unintended Acceleration.”
52,632May 17, 2013
Internal Revenue Service Scrutiny of Non-Profit Groups, Part 2
Acting Commissioner Steven Miller and Inspector J. Russell George testified about revelations that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had applied additional scrutiny to groups applying for ...
52,481Jun 15, 2011
Federal Gun Smuggling Sting Operation, Senator Grassley
Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Charles Grassley (R-IA) testified at a hearing on a government sting operation aimed at gun smugglers known as “Operation Fast and Furious.” ...
46,712Jun 16, 2009
Termination of Individual Health Policies
Witnesses testified about the practice of “post-claims underwriting,” which occurs when insurance companies cancel individual health insurance policies after providers submit claims for ...
46,628Jun 20, 2012
Drug Enforcement Administration Oversight Hearing
Michele Leonhart testified at an oversight hearing of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Among the topics she addressed were the DEA’s knowledge of the “Fast and Furious” ...
43,697Mar 3, 2009
House Committee Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Overview
Treasury Secretary Geithner gave an overview of President Obama’s budget proposals for fiscal year 2010. In his remarks he said the Obama administration would work with Congress to determine ...
37,076May 13, 2010
Department of Justice Oversight, Part 2
Attorney General Holder answered members' questions about Justice Department operations and other issues. Among the topics they addressed were efforts to combat terrorism, the attempted car ...
35,085Jul 8, 2011
Proposed Changes to Social Security Benefits
The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security held a hearing on proposed changes to Social Security future benefits and the impact those changes would have on the program, future ...
33,846Nov 29, 2012
Federal Response to Rise in Autism Rates
Domestic and advocacy group officials testified about autism. Among the topics they discussed were efforts to increase awareness and understanding of the disease, the cost of the disease, ...
32,678Nov 13, 2008
Hedge Fund Regulation, Fund Managers Panel
Hedge Fund Managers and financial experts testified about federal regulation of financial markets, operation of hedge funds, and the recent global financial crisis. The hearing focused on ...
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