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 Decade: 2000-2009
 Year: 2005
 Month: September
 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
Bankruptcy Relief and Natural Disaster Victims

Bankruptcy Relief and Natural Disaster Victims

Date: September 14, 2005
Creator: Jeweler, Robin
Description: In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, many have questioned whether implementing the new procedures of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA), P.L. 109-8, scheduled to go into effect on October 17, 2005, should be delayed. This report considers whether bankruptcy law in general, and the BAPCPA in particular, may present unique challenges to financial recovery for those whose life, livelihood, and/or home have been damaged or destroyed.
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Social Security Reform

Social Security Reform

Date: September 20, 2005
Creator: Nuschler, Dawn
Description: None
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China and the CNOOC Bid for Unocal: Issues for Congress

China and the CNOOC Bid for Unocal: Issues for Congress

Date: September 15, 2005
Creator: Nanto, Dick K & Kumins, Lawrence C
Description: The bid by the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) to acquire the U.S. energy company Unocal for $18.5 billion raised many issues with U.S. policymakers. This report provides an overview and analysis of the CNOOC bid, U.S. interests, implications for U.S. energy security, U.S. investment in the PRC’s (People’s Republic of China’s) oil industry, the process for reviewing the security and other implications of foreign investment in the United States, Congressional activity, and a listing of unresolved issues.
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Hurricane Katrina: Insurance Losses and National Capacities for Financing Disaster Risk

Hurricane Katrina: Insurance Losses and National Capacities for Financing Disaster Risk

Date: September 15, 2005
Creator: King, Rawle O
Description: None
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Campaign Finance Reform: Regulating Political Communications on the Internet

Campaign Finance Reform: Regulating Political Communications on the Internet

Date: September 20, 2005
Creator: Whitaker, L. Paige & Cantor, Joseph E
Description: In October 2002, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) promulgated regulations exempting from the definition of “public communication” those communications that are made over the Internet. In response to the FEC’s final rules, the two primary House sponsors of BCRA filed suit in U.S. district court against the FEC seeking to invalidate the regulations as opening a new avenue for circumvention of federal campaign finance law. In September 2004, in Shays v. FEC, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia overturned some of the FEC’s new regulations. In response to the district court’s decision, in April 2005, the FEC published proposed new rules in order to conform to the Shays ruling. The proposed regulations reflect an attempt by the FEC to leave web logs, or “blogs,” created and wholly maintained by individuals, free of regulations under FECA, while extending limited regulation only to uses of the Internet involving substantial monetary transactions.
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Tax Deductions for Catastrophic Risk Insurance Reserves: Explanation and Economic Analysis

Tax Deductions for Catastrophic Risk Insurance Reserves: Explanation and Economic Analysis

Date: September 2, 2005
Creator: Brumbaugh, David L & King, Rawle O
Description: None
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Social Security Reform: Growing Real Ownerships for Workers (GROW) Act of 2005, H.R. 3304

Social Security Reform: Growing Real Ownerships for Workers (GROW) Act of 2005, H.R. 3304

Date: September 22, 2005
Creator: Romig, Kathleen
Description: None
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Proposed Bankruptcy Legislation to Address Natural Disaster Victims

Proposed Bankruptcy Legislation to Address Natural Disaster Victims

Date: September 22, 2005
Creator: Jeweler, Robin
Description: None
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Katrina's Wake: Restoring Financial Services

Katrina's Wake: Restoring Financial Services

Date: September 15, 2005
Creator: Jackson, William D & Miles, Barbara L
Description: None
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