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 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
FEMA's Disaster Relief Fund: Overview and Selected Issues

FEMA's Disaster Relief Fund: Overview and Selected Issues

Date: May 7, 2014
Creator: Lindsay, Bruce R.
Description: This report describes the declaration process and the types of declarations that can be issued under the Stafford Act: (1) emergency and major disaster declarations, and (2) Fire Management Assistance Grants. The report also examines how the Disaster Relief Fund (DRF) is financed and analyzes the issues related to the DRF, including the debate over supplemental appropriations, how the DRF is budgeted, and the influence the Budget Control Act has had on the DRF.
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FY2015 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations: Fact Sheet

FY2015 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations: Fact Sheet

Date: April 28, 2014
Creator: James, Nathan
Description: This report will track and describe actions taken by the Administration and Congress to provide FY2015 appropriations for Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) accounts.
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Long-Term Services and Supports: In Brief

Long-Term Services and Supports: In Brief

Date: April 22, 2014
Creator: Colello, Kirsten J.
Description: This report provides an overview of long-term services and supports (LTSS) -- a component of personal health care -- including information in response to the following questions: What is LTSS? Who needs LTSS? Who provides LTSS? How much does LTSS cost?
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Selected Agency Budget Justifications for FY2015

Selected Agency Budget Justifications for FY2015

Date: April 18, 2014
Creator: Murray, Justin
Description: This report provides a convenient listing of online FY2015 agency budget justification submissions for all 15 executive branch departments and 9 selected independent agencies.
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Federal Aid to State and Local Governments: Select Issues Raised by a Federal Government Shutdown

Federal Aid to State and Local Governments: Select Issues Raised by a Federal Government Shutdown

Date: April 17, 2014
Creator: Keegan, Natalie
Description: This report explores two grant-administration issues specifically affected by the federal shutdown. It gives an overview of federal aid to state and local governments, characteristics of federal grants and methods for disbursing the funds, grant administration issues affected by a lapse in federal funding, and potential legislative options to reduce the impact of future government shutdowns.
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FY2015 Budget Documents: Internet and GPO Availability

FY2015 Budget Documents: Internet and GPO Availability

Date: April 17, 2014
Creator: Nagel, Jared C.
Description: This report provides brief descriptions of the budget volumes and related documents, together with Internet addresses, Government Printing Office (GPO) stock numbers, and prices for obtaining print copies of these publications. It also explains how to find the locations of government depository libraries, which can provide both printed copies for reference use and Internet access to the online versions.
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Advance Appropriations, Forward Funding, and Advance Funding: Concepts, Practice, and Budget Process Considerations

Advance Appropriations, Forward Funding, and Advance Funding: Concepts, Practice, and Budget Process Considerations

Date: April 16, 2014
Creator: Tollestrup, Jessica
Description: This report discusses the federal programs that are funded through the annual appropriations process in regular appropriations acts, which may typically obligate those funds during a period that starts at the beginning of that fiscal year.
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Overview of Health Care Changes in the FY2015 House Budget

Overview of Health Care Changes in the FY2015 House Budget

Date: April 16, 2014
Creator: Davis, Patricia A.; Mitchell, Alison & Fernandez, Bernadette
Description: This report summarizes the proposed changes to Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurance as described in H.Con.Res. 96 and accompanying documents, including the committee report and Chairman Ryan's Path to Prosperity report.
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The Federal Budget: Overview and Issues for FY2015 and Beyond

The Federal Budget: Overview and Issues for FY2015 and Beyond

Date: April 11, 2014
Creator: Levit, Mindy R.
Description: This report provides an overview of federal budget issues, focusing on recent fiscal policy changes. It discusses the major policy proposals contained in the President's FY2015 budget and the House and Senate budget resolutions and also addresses major short- and long-term fiscal challenges.
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Navy DDG-51 and DDG-1000 Destroyer Programs: Background and Issues for Congress

Navy DDG-51 and DDG-1000 Destroyer Programs: Background and Issues for Congress

Date: April 8, 2014
Creator: O'Rourke, Ronald
Description: This report presents background information and potential oversight issues for Congress on the Navy's Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) and Zumwalt (DDG-1000) class destroyer programs. Congress decisions concerning these programs could substantially affect Navy capabilities, funding requirements, and the U.S. shipbuilding industrial base.
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