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April 1, 2017–It’s no joke…new hearings from Capitol Hill

April 1, 2017–It’s no joke…New Hearings from Capitol Hill

includes a sneak peak from each title!

These hearings are brand new in Booth Library available in paper format only. Links to electronic versions are added as the become available.

UNDERSTANDING AND DETERRING RUSSIA: U.S. POLICIES AND STRATEGIES
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From the Committee on Armed Services/House of Representatives (“In many respects, Putin and the people around him want us to go back to that mentality of 30 years ago, of believing that the only way to engage with Russia directly is in these military contexts. They want to be taken seriously and to be seen as a credible threat…”— Dr. Fiona Hill, Center on the United States and Europe, The Brookings Institution)

TAX REFORM: TAX HAVENS, BASE EROSION AND PROFIT-SHIFTING
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From the Committee on Ways and Means/House of Representatives (“The use of tax havens as part of corporate tax avoidance strategies narrows the U.S. tax base and requires other taxpayers to pay higher rates on both domestic and overseas income.” —  Chairman Dave Camp)

THE MULTIEMPLOYER PENSION PLAN SYSTEM: RECENT REFORMS AND CURRENT CHALLENGES
Doc Y 4.F 49:S.HRG.114-541

From the Committee on Finance/Senate (“they are facing cuts of 40, 50, 60, and even 70 percent…the fund’s director, Tom Nyhan got a $32,000 raise and is making a totoal compensation of over $694,000 a year. That is why we are respectfully requesting a forensic audit.” — Rita Lewis, Beneficiary, Central States Pension Plan, West Chester, OH)

EXAMINING JOB-BASED HEALTH INSURANCE AND DEFINING FULL-TIME WORK
Doc Y 4.L 11/4:S.HRG.114-513

From the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions/Senate (“Point No.1 is that 30 hours is just simply at odds with the data on the labor market in the United States. 72% percent of workers work over 40 hours, and 50.2% work exactly 40 hours.” — Doug Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action Forum, Washington DC)

EPA’S 2015 OZONE STANDARD: CONCERNS OVER SCIENCE AND IMPLEMENTATION
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From the Committee on Science, Space and Technology/House of Representatives (“Figure 1. The state of Texas has some of the largest reductions in ambient ozone concentrations in the country. [-30% from 2000 through 2014]EPA’s 2015 Ozone Standard: Concerns Over Science and Implementation)

EXAMINING EPA’S REGIONAL HAZE PROGRAM: REGULATIONS WITHOUT VISIBLE BENEFITS
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From the Subcommittee on Environment Committee on Science, Space and Technology/House of Representatives (“EPA’s FIP will have profound benefits by reducing 230,000 tons of sulfur dioxide annually from eight Texas coal plants. Sulfur dioxide increases asthma symptoms…heart diseases…chronic bronchitis, heart attacks and premature death.” — Eddie Bernice Johnson, Committee on Science, Space and Technology)

EXAMINING EPA’S REGIONAL HAZE PROGRAM: REGULATIONS WITHOUT VISIBLE BENEFITS
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From the Subcommittee on Environment Committee on Science, Space and Technology/House of Representatives (“EPA’s FIP will have profound benefits by reducing 230,000 tons of sulfur dioxide annually from eight Texas coal plants. Sulfur dioxide increases asthma symptoms…heart diseases…chronic bronchitis, heart attacks and premature death.” — Eddie Bernice Johnson, Committee on Science, Space and Technology)

THE TERROR FINANCING RISKS OF AMERICA’S $400 MILLION CASH PAYMENT TO IRAN
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From the Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance of the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs/Senate  (“…there were at least two wire transfers to Iran…to settle claims about architectural drawings, fossils, maybe some other artifacts. One was over our purchase of heavy water earlier this year.” Senator Tom Cotton, Arkansas)

EXAMINING THE IMPACTS OF THE FEDERAL AFRICAN ELEPHANT IVORY BAN AND RELATED STATE LAWS
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Subcommittee on the Fisheries, Water and Wildlife of the Committee on Environment and Public Works/Senate (Field Hearing) (Rural Alaska villages are economically depressed…Walrus ivory, including mammoth and mastodon ivory, are also used as a creative, high art expression that is widely coveted in the art world…walrus is a major food source among northern and western coastal communities.” Rosita Kaa Hani Worl, Ph.D., Sealaska Heritage Institute)

OVERSIGHT HEARING: THE NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION’S PRELIMINARY RESULTS OF THE NUCLEAR SAFETY REVIEW IN THE UNITED STATES FOLLOWING THE EMERGENCY AT THE FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI POWER PLANT IN JAPAN
Doc Y 4.P 96/10:S.HRG.112-950

From the Committee on Environment and Public Works and the Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety/Senate (Joint Hearing) (“…34,000 children in Japan have been issued personal radiation monitors…they live 40 from the plant itself…” — Senator Barbara Boxer, California)

THE MAGNUSON-STEVENS ACT AT 40: SUCCESSES, CHALLENGES, AND THE PATH FORWARD
Doc Y 4.C 73/7:S.HRG.114-523

From the Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and the Coast Guard of the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation/Senate (“The commercial fishing industry nationally employs more than one million people. Recreational fishing adds an additional 327,000 jobs.” — Senator Cory Booker, New Jersey)

BARRIERS TO ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT DELISTING, PART I
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From the Subcommittee on the Interior of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform/House of Representatives (“Serial litigants flood the agency with petitions, and when the Fish and Wildlife Service predictable fails to meet rigid statutory timelines, they sue…What is needed is boots on the ground instead of briefcases in the courtroom.” — Representative Cynthia Lummis, Wyoming)

BARRIERS TO ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT DELISTING, PART II
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From the Subcommittee on the Interior and the Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits and Administrative Rules of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform/House of Representatives (Joint Hearing) (“The outdoor economy is a huge economy. It provides more to the U.S. economy than pharmaceuticals and automotive jobs combined…so protecting these naturals systems…it’s not just about species.” — Mr. Dan Ashe, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

ACCESS TO JUSTICE: ENSURING EQUAL PAY WITH THE PAYCHECK FAIRNESS ACT
Doc Y 4.L 11/4:S.HRG.113-830

From the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions/Senate (…sunshine is the best disinfectant…Rest assured that the women of America do not want to sue their employers. They simply want to be paid fairly. — Professor Deborah Eisenbert, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Baltimore, MD)

HEALTH CARE CO-OPS: A REVIEW OF THE FINANCIAL AND OVERSIGHT CONTROLS
Doc Y 4.F 49:S.HRG.114-542

From the Committee on Finance/Senate (“Fortunately, there is still a marketplace where 15,000 Oregonians can shop for high-quality insurance, and there are several more CO-Ops up and running across the country…CO-Ops are not government-run…” — U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, Oregon)

UNDERSTANDING THE MILLENNIAL PERSPECTIVE IN DECIDING TO PURSUE AND REMAIN IN FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT
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Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs/Senate (“Stop trying to boil the ocean.” —  Senator Thomas R. Carper, Delaware)

RURAL HEALTH CARE DISPARITIES CREATED BY MEDICARE REGULATIONS
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Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Ways and Means/House of Representatives (“You have heard about some of the arcane rules that make it very difficult for rural hospitals and Critical access Hospitals to maintain and keep their doors open and provide the services that are so important…” — Daniel Derksen, Director, Arizona Center for Rural Health)

THE IMPACTS OF THE OBAMA CEQ’S FINAL GUIDANCE FOR THE GHG EMISSIONS AND THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE
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From the Committee on Natural Resources/House of Representatives (“Over the last 60 years, we have lost 98 percent of our land due to coastal erosion, land subsidence, and powerful storms enhanced by sea-level rise”— Deme Naquin, from the Isle de Jean Charles Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Natives in southeast Louisiana.)

MEDICARE PROGRAMS FOR LOW-INCOME BENEFICIARIES
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From the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Ways and Means/House of Representatives (“Did you bring a note from your mother?” — Subcommittee Chairman, Fortney Pete Stark, California)

THE STATUS OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT IMPLEMENTATION
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From the Committee on Ways and Means/House of Representatives (Taxpayers who qualify for advance payments of the credit will reconcile these payments on their 2014 tax returns filed in 2015 — Daniel Werfel, Principal Deputy Director, IRS)

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE: AN OVERVIEW OF THE CHALLENGES AND STRENGTHS OF TODAY’S SYSTEM
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From the Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means/House of Representatives (“In the past two and a half years, we have stopped more than 110,000 illegal claims from being filed in Florida. This represents $460 million that would have been stolen…” — Cissy Proctor, Executive Director, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity)