January 26, 2000 - Issue: Vol. 146, No. 3 — Daily Edition106th Congress (1999 - 2000) - 2nd Session
Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings; Congressional Record Vol. 146, No. 3
(Daily Digest - January 26, 2000)
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[Daily Digest] [Page D24] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Committee Meetings (Committees not listed did not meet) PATIENT SAFETY Committee on Appropriations: On Tuesday, January 25, 2000, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and the Committee on Veteran Affairs concluded joint hearings to examine reports and initiatives on patient safety, after receiving testimony from Thomas L. Garthwaite, Acting Under Secretary for Health, and James P. Bagian, Director, National Center for Patient Safety, Veterans Health Administration, both of the Department of Veterans Affairs; Molly J. Coye, Institute of Medicine; Joe Donahey, Circuit Court Judge, Pasco County, Florida; Lucian Leape, Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts; and Ralph Specken, New York, New York. NOMINATION Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded hearings on the nomination of Alan Greenspan, of New York, to be Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, after the nominee testified and answered questions in his own behalf. ECONOMIC OUTLOOK Committee on the Budget: Committee concluded hearings on the economic and budget forecasts of the Congressional Budget Office for fiscal years 2001-2010, after receiving testimony from Dan L. Crippen, Director, Congressional Budget Office. MEDICAL ERRORS Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions: Committee concluded hearings to examine the incidence of medical errors, focusing on the Institute of Medicine report on medical safety, after receiving testimony from Lucian Leape, Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts; Mary Foley, American Nurses Association, and Carmela Coyle, American Hospital Association, both of Washington, D.C.; Nancy W. Dickey, College Station, Texas, on behalf of the American Medical Association; Arnold Milstein, Pacific Business Group on Health, San Francisco, California, on behalf of the Business Roundtable; and Gail Devers, Long Beach, California.