The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has posted most committee hearings since 1990 on YouTube.com. For your convenience the Postal Journal is providing links to those videos relevant to the postal industry.
Anthrax Detection Policies - 5/19/2003
Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats, and International Relations. Witnesses testified about methods to detect and remediate contamination by deadly, weaponized anthrax in public spaces. Among the topics they addressed were the 2001 contamination of U.S. Postal Service facilities, techniques to investigate the presence of biological agents, and protocols for sampling, quantification and interpretation of test results. Filmed by C-SPAN.
Postal Safety – 10/30/2001
Witnesses testified about the safety of postal workers and the U.S. mail following the discovery of anthrax exposures at several mail facilities. Among the issues they addressed were the costs of clean up, the response by postal authorities, and the extent of the threat to postal workers and civilians. Filmed by C-SPAN.
Postal Service Operations – 4/4/2001
Witnesses testified about the financial situation at the U.S. Postal Service and the possibility of ending Saturday deliveries. Filmed by C-SPAN.
Drug Trafficking through U.S. Postal System – 5/26/2000
Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy, and Human Resources. Committee members heard testimony on the increasing use of the U.S. mail system, commercial shipping carriers, and the Internet to facilitate the shipment of illegal drugs. Filmed by C-SPAN.
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