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Provisions in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 as an Alternative to a Traditional Budget Resolution

Provisions in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 as an Alternative to a Traditional Budget Resolution

Date: May 8, 2014
Creator: Lynch, Megan S.
Description: This report provides an explanation of such provisions, highlights how those provisions compare with a traditional budget resolution, and places them within the context of the budget process for FY2014 and FY2015.
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Navy Irregular Warfare and Counterterrorism Operations: Background and Issues for Congress

Navy Irregular Warfare and Counterterrorism Operations: Background and Issues for Congress

Date: June 5, 2014
Creator: O'Rourke, Ronald
Description: This report provides background information and potential issues for Congress on the Navy's irregular warfare (IW) and counterterrorism (CT) operations. The Navy's IW and CT activities pose a number of potential oversight issues for Congress, including the definition of Navy IW activities and how much emphasis to place on IW and CT activities in future Navy budgets.
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Navy Force Structure and Shipbuilding Plans: Background and Issues for Congress

Navy Force Structure and Shipbuilding Plans: Background and Issues for Congress

Date: June 4, 2014
Creator: O'Rourke, Ronald
Description: This report provides background information and presents potential issues for Congress concerning the Navy's ship force-structure goals and shipbuilding plans, including the planned size of the Navy, the rate of Navy ship procurement, and prospective affordability. Congressional decisions on Navy shipbuilding programs can substantially affect Navy capabilities and funding requirements, and the U.S. shipbuilding industrial base.
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Deployable Federal Assets Supporting Domestic Disaster Response Operations: Summary and Considerations for Congress

Deployable Federal Assets Supporting Domestic Disaster Response Operations: Summary and Considerations for Congress

Date: May 16, 2014
Creator: Brown, Jared T.
Description: This report discusses deployable federal assets, which generally refers to specially-trained federal employees whose mission is to provide on-scene assistance to communities by supporting disaster response.
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Navy Virginia (SSN-774) Class Attack Submarine Procurement: Background and Issues for Congress

Navy Virginia (SSN-774) Class Attack Submarine Procurement: Background and Issues for Congress

Date: June 4, 2014
Creator: O'Rourke, Ronald
Description: This report provides background information and issues for Congress on the Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) program. The Navy's proposed FY2015 budget requests $5,285.3 million in procurement and advance procurement (AP) funding for the program. Congress decisions on procurement of Virginia-class boats could substantially affect U.S. Navy capabilities and funding requirements, and the U.S. shipbuilding industrial base.
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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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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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State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs: FY2015 Budget and Appropriations

State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs: FY2015 Budget and Appropriations

Date: May 27, 2014
Creator: Epstein, Susan B.; Tiersky, Alex & Lawson, Marian L.
Description: This report tracks the FY2015 State Department, Foreign Operations and Related Programs appropriations process. It includes information about recent actions, current requests and past trends, state operations and related agencies, and foreign operations.
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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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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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