Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings; Congressional Record Vol. 146, No. 3
(Daily Digest - January 26, 2000)

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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.