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JANUARY
Hearing for Secretary of Health and Human Services-Designate, Former Senate Majority Leader Thomas A. Daschle. Thursday, January 8, 2009.

Sen. Enzi and Sen. Kennedy

Sen. Daschle met with Chairman Kennedy

Sen. Enzi (Ranking Member) and Chairman Kennedy

Sen. Dodd

Sen. Daschle testifying

Sen. Dashale and Sen. Johnson

Sen. Dole testifying

Sen. Harkin

Sen. Hatch

Sen. Burr

Sen. Coburn

Sen. Dodd and Sen. Harkin

Sens. Dole, Daschle and Johnson testifying


Sen. Murkowski

Sen. Murray

Sen. Reed

Sen. Daschle met with Sen. Enzi and Sen. Kennedy

Sen. Sanders

Sens. Enzi, Kennedy, Daschle, Dodd, Reed and Mikulski

Sen. Dole and Sen. Mikulski
   
Confirmation Hearing for Secretary of Labor-Designate, Rep. Hilda L. Solis. Friday, January 9, 2009.

Chairman Kennedy talking to Rep. Solis

Chairman Kennedy talking to Rep. Solis and other senators

Chairman Kennedy

Rep. Hilda Solis testifying

Sen. Feinstein testifying

Rep. Solis family, Chairman Kennedy and Sen. Dodd

Sen. Enzi, Sen. Feinstein, Sen. Kennedy, Rep. Solis and Sen. Boxer

Chairman Kennedy, Rep. Solis, Sen. Feinstein and Sen. Dodd
   
Confirmation Hearing for Secretary of Education-Designate, Mr. Arne Duncan. Tuesday, January 13, 2009.

Mr. Duncan with Sens. Durbin, Enzi (Ranking Member), Harkin and Mikulski

Mr. Duncan with Sens. Mikulski, Durbin and Harkin

Mr. Duncan and Sen. Harkin

Mrs. Duncan with Sen. Mikulski

Mr. Arne Duncan testifying

Sen. Durbin testifying

Sen. Coburn and Sen. Roberts

Sen. Harkin

Sen. Murkowski

Sen. Sanders
 
Investing in Health IT: A Stimulus for a Healthier America. January 15, 2009.

Sen. Mikulski chairing the hearing

The witnesses
   
What States Are Doing to Keep us Healthy. January 22, 2009.

Sen. Harkin

Sen. Burr

Sen. Sanders

Sen. Casey with the witnesses

Sen. Hagan with Mr. Fielding

Sen. Merkley

Bill Emmet and Allen Dobson

Jonathan Fielding

JudyAnn Bigby

State Sen. Hatch of Iowa

Sen. Burr with Mr. Emmet

The witnesses
   
Access to Prevention and Public Health for High Risk Populations. January 27, 2009.

Sen. Harkin

Sen. Sanders

Sen. Casey and Sen. Merkley

Lisa I. Iezzoni

Michael Meit, Robert Butler, Joseph Hagan

Risa Mourey, David Stevens and Michael Meit
 
Crossing the Quality Chasm in Health Reform. January 29, 2009.

Sen. Mikulski and Sen. Dodd

Sen. Casey

Dr. Christine Cassel


Karen Davis

Drs. Robinson-Beale and Teisberg

Davenport-Ennis
   
FEBRUARY
Implementing Best Patient Care Practices. February 5, 2009.

Sen. Mikulski

Sen. Brown and Sen. Casey

Sen. Hagan

Donald R. Fischer

Peter J. Pronovost

Steven D. Pearson

Jeff Gulcher

The Witnesses
   
Principles of Integrative Health: A Path to Health Care Reform. February 23, 2009.

Sen. Mikulski

Dr. Cathy Baase

Dr. W. Jonas and Dr. J. Gordon

Robert Duggan

Sister C. Kerr and Dr. M. Kreitzer

The witnesses
 
Addressing Underinsurance in National Health Reform.February 24, 2009.

Sen. Enzi

Sen. Bingaman

Sen. Alexander

Sen. Hagan

Sen. Burr

Sen. Casey

Sen. Coburn

Cathy Schoen

Gail Shearer and Dr. Diane Rowland

Grace-Marie Turner

Supporting video from a witness at the hearing

The witnesses
   
Integrative Care: A Pathway to a Healthier Nation. February 26, 2009.

Sen. Enzi and Sen. Harkin

Sen. Mikulski and Dr. Oz

Dr. Mehmet Oz testifying

Dr. Mark Hyman

Dr. Dean Ornish

Dr. Andy Weil
 
MARCH
Preventing Worker Exploitation: Protecting Individuals With Disabilities and Other Vulnerable Populations. March 9, 2009.

Sen. Harkin

John McKeon

Curt Decker

James Leonard

Kim Bobo

Joyce Bender
   
Rebuilding Economic Security: Empowering Workers to Restore the Middle Class. March 10, 2009.

Sen. Harkin

Sen. Isakson

Sen. Alexander

Sen. Murray

Sen. Casey and Sen. Merkley

Sen. Sanders

Sen. Hagan

Sens. Alexander, Isakson and Harkin

Dr. Paula Voos

Dr. Anne Layne-Farrar

Rev. Jim Wallis

Wade Henderson

Deb Kelly

Kelly Badillo

Sharon Harrison

Larry Getts

The first panel of witnesses

The second panel of witnesses
 
The Next Generation of National Service. March 10, 2009.

Sen. Dodd

Sen. Mikulski

Sen. Murray

L. Strong, M. Racicot, A. Solomont

M. Bouchard, M. Brown, S. Sagawa

Stephen Goldsmith
   
Full Committee Executive Session. March 18, 2009.

Sen. Mikulski chairs the session

Sen. Enzi, Ranking Member
   
Addressing Insurance Market Reform in National Health Reform. March 24, 2009.

Sen. Bingaman

Sen. Hatch and Sen. Roberts

Sen. Brown and Sen. Hogan

Janet Trautwein

Ronald Williams

Karen Pollitz

Karen Ignagni

Dr. Len Nichols

Dr. Len Nichols and Dr.Katherine Baicker

Sandy Praeger
   
Hearing for Secretary of Health and Human Services-Designate, Governor Kathleen Sebelius. March 31, 2009.

Chairman Kennedy presides over the nomination hearing

Sen. Enzi, Ranking Member

Gov. Sebelius and former Sen. Dole

Gov. Sebelius testifying

Sen. Harkin and Sen. Mikulski

Sen. Isakson adn Sen. Burr

Sen. Kennedy and Sen. Dodd

Sen. McCain

Sen. Roberts

Sen. Sanders

Sens. Enzi, Kennedy and Dodd

Sen. Coburn and Sen. Murkowski

Sen. Casey and Sen. Hogan

Sen. Casey
   
APRIL
Empowering Workers to Rebuild Americas Economy and Longer Term Competitiveness: Green Skills Training for Workers. April 21, 2009.

Sen. Murray

Sen. Enzi

Sen. Hagan

Sen. Merkley

Sec. Solis Testifying

Sec. Solis answers questions

Sen. Murray with Sec. Solis

Sen. Enzi with Sec. Solis

Sen. Brown with Sec. Solis

Sen. Murray with the witness

Dean Allen and Mark Ayers

Lee Lambert and Phillip Lou

Phillip Lou

Joan Evans
 
Introducing Meaningful Incentives for Safe Workplaces and Meaningful Roles for Victims and Their Families. April 28, 2009.

Sen. Murray

Sen. Isakson

Sen. Brown

Sen. Murray with the audience members

Dr. Celeste Monforton

Jim Frederick

Tammy Miser

Warren Brown
   
Learning from the States:  Individual State Experiences with Health Care Reform Coverage Initiatives in the Context of National Reform. April 28, 2009.

Chairman Kennedy

Sen. Enzi

Chairman Kennedy and Sen. Bingaman

Sens. Enzi, Kennedy, Bingaman and Mikulski

Sens. Coburn, Hatch and Burr

Sens. Murray, Sanders, Hagan and Merkley

Dr. Jon Kingsdale

Eileen McAnneny

Ruth Liu and Susan Besio

Dr. Harry Chen

Rep. Clark and Brent James

The round-table discussion
   
The Swine Flu Epidemic:  The Public Health and Medical Response. April 29, 2009.

Sen. Brown presides over the hearing

Sen. Enzi

Sen. Burr

Sen. Alexander

Dr. Besser testifying from Atlanta

Dr. Anthony Fauci

Dr. Fauci and Dr. Besser

The Swine Flu hearing
   
Primary Health Care Access Reform: Community Health Centers and the National Health Service Corps. April 30, 2009.

Sen. Sanders

Sen. Hatch

Sen. Harkin

Rep. Clyburn

Cynthia Bascetta

Dan Hawkins

Dr. Caswell A. Evans

Dr. Fitzhugh Mullan

Yvonne Davis

Dr. John Matthew

Lisa Nichols

The witnesses
   
MAY
   
Hearing on the Nomination of Seth Harris for Deputy Secretary of Labor and on the Nomination of M. Patricia Smith for Solicitor of the Department of Labor. May 7, 2009.

Sen. Murray

Sen. Burr

Sen. Merkley

Sen. Lautenberg introducing Mr. Harris

Sen. Schumer and Ms. Smith


Sen. Burr with the family members of Mr. Harris

Mr. Seth Harris testifying

Ms. M. Patricia Smith testifying
   
Hearing on the Nomination of Margaret A. Hamburg for Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. May 7, 2009.

Sens. Enzi, Murray and Dodd

Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg testifying

Sen. Lugar introducing Dr. Hamburg


Sen. Hatch

Sen. Brown

Sen. Mikulski

Sen. Sanders

Sen. Casey
   
Delivery Reform: The Roles of Primary and Specialty Care in Innovative New Delivery Models. May 14, 2009.

Sen. Brown

Sen. Murray

Sen. Whitehouse

Dr. Kenneth Thorpe

Dr. Marsha Raulerson

Dr. Michael Nochomovitz

Dr. Richard Cooper

Dr. Steven Schlossberg
   
S. 982, Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. May 19, 2009.

Sens. Gregg, Enzi and Dodd

Sen. Brown

Sen. Coburn

Sen. Hagan

Sen. Merkley

Sen. Murray and Sen. Reed

Sen. Reed

Sens. Casey, Hagan, Merkley, Whitehouse
   
JUNE
   
Healthcare Reform (1). June 11, 2009.

Sen. Dodd chairing the hearing

Sen. Enzi, the Ranking Member

Sens. Dodd, Harkin, Mikulski, Bingaman

Sens. Isakson, Hatch, Coburn


Sen. Casey

M. Flowers, Mr. R. Williams, Mr. R. Johnson

G. Shea, D. Rivera, K. Baicker, J. Gruber

Janet Trautwein and Sandy Praeger

Randel Johnson, William Dennis, Mary Andrus

Ray Scheppach and Gerald Shea

W. Dennis, M. Andrus, S. Rosman

Scott Gottlieb and Steve Burd
   
Healthcare Reform (2). June 12, 2009.

Sen. Dodd and Sen. Mikulski

Sen. Dood, Sen. Mikulski, Sen. Brown

Sens. Dodd, Mikulski, Brown and Reed


Dr. Gary Raskob

Dr. Jeffrey Levi

Drs. F. Raines, W. Jonas, D. Cosgrove

Dr. Fay Raines an d Dr. Wayne Jonas

Dr. Cosgrove, Dr. Rother, Dr. Palfrey
   
Executive Session: S. ___, Affordable Health Choices Act. June 17, 2009.

HELP Committee begins markup of Affordable Health Choices Act

Sen. Dodd

Sen. Enzi

Sen. Gregg

Sen. Alexander

Sen. Burr

Sen. Harkin and Sen. Mikulski

Sen. Casey

Sen. Hatch

Sen. McCain

Sen. Merkely and Sen. Whitehouse

Sens. McCain, Isakson and Burr

Sens. Murray, Reed, Sanders, Casey, Merkley

The Executive Session
JULY
Continuation of Executive Session - S.___, Affordable Health Choices Act. July 7, 2009.

Sen. Dodd

Sen. Dodd and Sen. Enzi

Sens. Dodd, Enzi, Gregg

Sen. Enzi and Sen. Gregg

Sen. Casey and Sen. Brown

Sen. Coburn

Sen. Hagan

Sen. Hatch

Sen. Isakson

Sens. Dodd, Enzi and Gregg
   
HELP Committee Reports Affordable Health Choices Act to the Senate. July 15, 2009.

Sen. Dodd, Acting Chairman

Sen. Enzi, Ranking Member

Sen. Enzi and Sen. Dodd

Sen. Enzi and Sen. Dodd

Sen. Harkin and Sen. Dodd

Sen. Harkin and Sen. Mikulski

Sen. Brown

Sen. Burr

Sen. Coburn

Sen. Hatch and Sen. Murkowski

Sen. Merkley and Sen. Whitehouse

Sen. Merkley and Sen. Harkin

Sen. Mikulski and Sen. Murray

Sen. Sanders

Sens. Gregg, Enzi, Dodd and Harkin

The HELP Committee
 

Modernizing the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 to Help Workers and Employers Meet the Changing Demands of a Global Market. July 16, 2009.


Sen. Murray

Sen. Isakson

Sen. Brown

Sen. Murray with Asst. Sec. Oates (right)

Asst. Sec. of Labor Jane Oates

Under Sec. of Education Martha Kanter

Clyde McQueen, Michael Thurmond, Rick Bender

William Kiernan and Mary Sarris

Mary Sarris, Kathy Cooper, Stephen Wing

The Second Panelists
   
AUGUST
Protecting Patients from Defective Medical Devices. August 4, 2009.

The witnesses

Sen. Harkin and Dr. Maisel

Sen. Harkin and Dr. McGarity

Sen. Harkin and Mr. Mulvihill

Sen. Harkin and Mr. Hutt

Sen. Harkin and Mr. Roman
   
SEPTEMBER
Executive Session. September 30, 2009.

Sen. Harkin, HELP Committee Chairman

Sen. Enzi, the Ranking Member

Sens. Enzi, Harkin and Dodd

Sen. Mikulski

Sen. Burr

Sen. Bennet

Sen. Coburn

Sen. Casey and Sen. Hagan

Sen. Merkley and Sen. Franken

The Executive Session
   
OCTOBER
What Women Want: Equal Benefits for Equal Premiums. October 15, 2009.

Sen. Mikulski

Sen. Burr

Sen. Brown

Sen. Casey

Sen. Merkley

Sen. Hagan

Sen. Franken

Sen. Bennet

James Guest

Marcia Greenberger

Amanda Buchanan

Peggy Robertson

Janice Shaw Crouse

Diana Furchtgott-Roth

Karen Ignagni

The Audience
   
Keeping Americas Families Safe: Reforming the Food Safety System. October 22, 2009.

Chairman Harkin

Sen. Dodde

Sen. Casey

Sen. Durbin

Sens. Enzi, Harkin, Dodd

Sen. Franken

Sen. Brown

Sen. Durbin and Dr. M. Hamburg
   
Pensions in Peril: Helping Workers Preserve Retirement Security Through a Recession. October 29, 2009.

Chairman Harkin

Sen. Enzi, the Ranking Member

Sen. Mikulski

Sen. Reed

Sen. Burr

Sen. Murkowski

Sen. Brown

Sen. Isakson

Sen. Franken

Bruce Gump

Barbara Bovbjerg

David Jury

Rep. Ryan

Ronald R. Peterson

Ron Gebhardtsbauer

Randy DeFrehn

Randy Jones

Karen Friedman
   
NOVEMBER
Increasing Health Costs Facing Small Businesses. November 3, 2009.
   

Sen. Enzi and Sen. Harkin

Sen. Roberts

Sen. McCain

Sens. Brown, Casey and Hagan

Sen. Specter

Sens. Franken, Bennet and Specter

Karen Bender and D. Holtz-Eakin

Sen. Harkin greeting the witnesses

Jonathan Gruber

Walter Rowen and Art Cullen

Sandy Praeger

Karen Bender
   
Employment Non-Discrimination Act: Ensuring Opportunity for All Americans. November 5, 2009.

Chairman Harkin

Sen. Merkley

Sen. Franken

Sen. Bennet

Tom Perez

Helen Norton

Lisa Madigan

Mike Carney

Virginia Nguyen

Craig Parshall

Camille Olson

The witnesses
   
The Cost of Being Sick: H1N1 and Paid Sick Days. November 10, 2009.

Sen. Dodd

Sen. Enzi

Sen. Murray

Sen. Casey

Sen. Merkley

Sen. Hagan

Rep. Rosa DeLauro

The Hon. Seth Harris

Anne Schuchat

Debra Ness

Desiree Rosado

Elissa OBrien

Scott Gottlieb

The witnesses
 

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