http://www.healingcelebrations.com/Disease Deities on Capitol Hill Address Autism.htm "During the congressional hearing led by Indiana Republican Dan Burton, and other Congressmen including Connecticut Republican Christopher Shays, informed the audience that despite the stunning increase in autism rates with its established link to vaccines containing mercury (i.e., thimerosal), Congress had requested an additional $75 million for government officials favoring vaccines to study autism. Hearing officials determined that the CDC had commissioned a classified study that examined the impact of vaccines containing mercury on the brain, nervous and immune systems of children. Their altered report secreted a horrifying conclusion that America's youth was, in fact, being crippled en masse by drug makers' use of mercury in vaccines. Furthermore, Dan Burton alluded to the disturbing conflicts of interest common to the vaccine industry in which oversight agencies such as the CDC's vaccine advisory board, ACIP, are frequently represented by paid industry officials and drug company scientists. Here, the majority of members favor policies supporting drug companies and vaccinations increasingly found harmful to the American people."