Congressional Hearings and Testimony on Privacy and Discrimination

National Human Genome Research Institute

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Congressional Hearings and Testimony on Genetic Privacy and Discrimination

Congressional Hearing Reports

Relevant testimony from Congressional hearings regarding genetic discrimination and the privacy of genetic information.

July 25, 2001, Testimony, Francis S. Collins
NHGRI Director Dr. Francis Collins testifies before Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP), United States Senate.

July 11, 2001, Testimony, Francis S. Collins
NHGRI Director Dr. Francis Collins testifies before Appropriations Subcommittee On Labor, Health and Human Services and Education, United States Senate.

April 2001 EEOC Settles ADA Suit Against BNSF for Genetic Bias [eeoc.gov]
EEOC news release: First Commission Legal Action Challenging Workplace Genetic Testing Under Disabilities Act.

July 20, 2000, Testimony, Francis S. Collins
NHGRI Director, Dr. Francis Collins testifies before the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, United States Senate Hearing on Genetic Information in the Workplace.

July 20, 2000, Statement, Commissioner Paul Steven Miller
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Paul Miller testifies before the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions U.S. Senate on Genetic Information in the Workplace.



Last Reviewed: March 14, 2012