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Legislative Branch: FY2015 Appropriations

Legislative Branch: FY2015 Appropriations

Date: May 20, 2014
Creator: Petersen, R. E. & Brudnick, Ida A.
Description: This report discusses the legislative branch appropriations bill that provides funding for the Senate, House of Representatives, Joint Items, Capitol Police, Office of Compliance, Congressional Budget Office (CBO), Architect of the Capitol (AOC), Library of Congress (LOC) -- including the Congressional Research Service (CRS) -- Government Printing Office (GPO), Government Accountability Office (GAO), and Open World Leadership Center.
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Multiyear Procurement (MYP) and Block Buy Contracting in Defense Acquisition: Background and Issues for Congress

Multiyear Procurement (MYP) and Block Buy Contracting in Defense Acquisition: Background and Issues for Congress

Date: May 20, 2014
Creator: O'Rourke, Ronald & Schwartz, Moshe
Description: This report provides background information and issues for Congress on multiyear procurement (MYP) and block buy contracting (BBC), which are special contracting mechanisms that Congress permits the Department of Defense (DOD) to use for a limited number of defense acquisition programs. Compared to the standard or default approach of annual contracting, MYP and BBC have the potential for reducing weapon procurement costs by several percent.
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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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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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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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Navy TAO(X) Oiler Shipbuilding Program: Background and Issues for Congress

Navy TAO(X) Oiler Shipbuilding Program: Background and Issues for Congress

Date: April 25, 2014
Creator: O'Rourke, Ronald
Description: This report provides background information and issues for Congress on the TAO(X) oiler shipbuilding program, a program to build a new class of fleet oilers for the Navy. The report discusses the issue for Congress which is whether to approve, reject, or modify the Navy's funding requests and acquisition strategy for the TAO(X) program.
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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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