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Testimony

Calendar Year 2008 Congressional Testimony

2010~2009~2008~2007~2006~2005~2004~2003~2002~2001~2000~1999~1998~1997~1996

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December

December 10, 2008

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November

November 13, 2008

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September

September 25, 2008

  • Dr. Bernadette  Dunham, Director, Center for Veterinary Medicine, FDA
    Subject: FDA's Role in Antimicrobial Resistance
    Before: Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry, U.S. House of Representatives

September 23, 2008

September 17, 2008

September 16, 2008

September 11, 2008

  • Elias A. Zerhouni, Director, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: Fair Copyright in Research Works Act
    Before: Judiciary Committee, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Kerry Weems, Acting Administrator, CMS, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    Subject: Oversight of 1-800-MEDICARE Call Centers
    Before: Special Committee on Aging, U.S. Senate

September 9, 2008

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July

July 31, 2008

July 30, 2008

  • Lonnie J. King, D.V.M., Director, National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-bourne, and Enteric Diseases, CDC
    Subject: CDC Response to the Multi-State Outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul
    Before: Committee on Agriculture, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Dr. David Acheson, Associate Commissioner on Foods, Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: Enhancing Food Traceability
    Before: Committee on Agriculture, U.S. House of Representatives

July 24, 2008

July 23, 2008

  • Tom Morris, Acting Associate Administrator, Office of Rural Health Policy, HRSA
    Subject: Addressing Rural Health Care Needs
    Before: Subcommittee on Special Crops, Rural Development and Foreign Agriculture, U.S. House of Representatives

July 22, 2008

July 17, 2008

  • Abby L. Block, Director, Center for Drug and Health Plan Choice, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    Subject: Rescission of Individual Health Insurance Policies
    Before: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, U.S. House of Representatives

July 16, 2008

  • Elias A. Zerhouni, Director, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: Health Issues and Opportunities at NIH
    Before: Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education Appropriations, U.S. Senate

July 9, 2008

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June

June 30, 2008

  • Kathryn Coleman, Associate Regional Administrator, Division of Medicare Health Plans Operations, Kansas City, CMS
    Subject: Medicare Advantage in Missouri
    Before: Special Committee on Aging, U.S. Senate

June 26, 2008

June 24, 2008

June 19, 2008

  • Jeffrey L. Kohler, Associate Director for Mining and Construction Safety and Health Research, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    Subject: Two Years After the MINER Act: How Safe is Mining Today?
    Before: Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, U.S. Senate

June 12, 2008

  • Dr. David Acheson, Associate Commissioner on Foods, Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: Food Protection Program
    Before: Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives

June 10, 2008

  • Dr. John Bucher, Associate Director, National Toxicology Program, NIEHS/NIH
    Subject: Effects of Bisphenol A and Phthalates
    Before: Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Norris Alderson, Director, Office of Science and Health Coordination, FDA
    Subject: Safety of Bisphenol-A (BPA) and Phthalates
    Before: Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives

June 5, 2008

June 4, 2008

  • Carolyn M. Clancy, Director, Agency for Health care Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: Draft Health Information Technology Legislation
    Before: Energy and Commerce Committee, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Steven James Tingus, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Disability, Aging, and Long-term Care Policy
    Subject: Federal Statistical Data on People with Disabilities
    Before: Oversight and Government Reform Committee, U.S. House of Representatives

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May

May 21, 2008

May 15, 2008

May 14, 2008

May 8, 2008

  • Herb Kuhn, Deputy Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
    Subject: Medicare Physician Payments
    Before: Small Business Committee, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Elias A. Zerhouni, Director, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: Stem Cell Science: The Foundation of Future Cures
    Before: Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives

May 7, 2008

May 6, 2008

  • Kerry Weems, Acting Administrator, CMS, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    Subject: DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program
    Before: Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives

May 1, 2008

  • Janet Woodcock, M.D., Director, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    Subject: Action Plan for Import Safety
    Before: Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Ileana Arias, Director, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC
    Subject: Preventing Childhood Injuries
    Before: Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, U.S. Senate

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April

April 29, 2008

  • Janet Woodcock, M.D., Director, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    Subject: Heparin Testimony
    Before: Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives

April 24, 2008

  • Stephen F. Sundlof, Director, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: Proposals to Enhance the FDA's Effectiveness
    Before: Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Robin Robinson, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: The HHS Role in Medical Countermeasure Development and Acquision
    Before: Committee on Appropriations, United States House of Representatives

April 23, 2008

  • Charles Keckner, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, ACF
    Subject: DHHS Abstinence Education Programs
    Before: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, U.S. House of Representatives

April 22, 2008

April 16, 2008

April 15, 2008

  • Andrew von Eschenbach, COMMISSIONER OF FOOD AND DRUGS
    Subject: 2009 Budget Request for FDA
    Before: Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development and Related Agencies, U.S. Senate

April 9, 2008

  • Dennis G. Smith, Director, Center for Medicaid & State Operations, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    Subject: Covering Uninsured Children: The Impact of the August 17 SCHIP Directive
    Before: Committee on Finance, U.S. Senate
  • Robert  G.  McSwain, Deputy Director, Indian Health Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: Oversight Hearing on H.R. 5608
    Before: Natural Resources Committee, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Howard Frumkin, Director, National Center for Environmental Health/ Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, CDC
    Subject: Climate Change and Public Health
    Before: Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, U.S. House of Representatives

April 2, 2008

  • Robert  G.  McSwain, Deputy Director, Indian Health Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: FY 2009 Budget Hearing
    Before: Committee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Dennis G. Smith, Director, Center for Medicaid & State Operations, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    Subject: H.R. 5613, Protecting the Medicaid Safety Net Act of 2008
    Before: Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Jesse Goodman, Director Center for Biologics, Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: Regulation of Biological Products
    Before: Committee on Appropriations , U.S. House of Representatives

April 1, 2008

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March

March 12, 2008

  • John Howard, M.D., Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: World Trade Center 9/11 Health Monitoring and Treatment Program
    Before: Committee on Appropriations, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Leonard J. Paulozzi, Medical Epidemiologist, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Subject: Trends in Unintentional Drug Overdose Deaths
    Before: Judiciary Committee, U.S. Senate
  • Stephen F. Sundlof, Director, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: Efforts to Enhance Food Safety
    Before: Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Nora D. Volkow, M.D., Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: Scientific Research on Prescription Drug Abuse
    Before: Judiciary Committee, U.S. Senate

March 6, 2008

March 5, 2008

March 4, 2008

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February

February 28, 2008

  • Michael Leavitt, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: FY 2009 Budget Request
    Before: Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives

February 27, 2008

February 14, 2008

February 13, 2008

  • Michael Leavitt, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: FY 2009 Budget
    Before: Ways and Means Committee, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Jo Anne Goodnight, SBIR/STTR Program Coordinator, Office of Extramural Research, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: SBIR: Advancing Medical Breakthroughs
    Before: Small Business Committee, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Dennis G. Smith, Director, Center for Medicaid & State Operations, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    Subject: Issues with Pediatric Dental Services In the Medicaid Program
    Before: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, U.S. House of Representatives

February 12, 2008

February 7, 2008

February 6, 2008

  • Michael Leavitt, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: FY 2009 Budget Request
    Before: Finance Committee, U.S. Senate

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January

January 30, 2008

  • Charles E. Johnson, The Honorable, Assistant Secretary for Budget Technology and Finance, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Subject: HHS Improper Payment Initiatives
    Before: Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, United States Senate

January 29, 2008

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