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Defense Spending and the Budget Control Act Limits

Defense Spending and the Budget Control Act Limits

Date: May 19, 2015
Creator: Belasco, Amy
Description: This report discusses the Budget Control Act, which sets limits on defense spending between FY2012 and FY2021. The current debate in Congress has centered on whether to adjust the BCA defense caps upward; move base budget spending to accounts designated for Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) that are not subject to spending limits; reduce the defense spending in the Administration's request to comply with BCA revised caps; or use some combination of these approaches, all in order to avoid a sequester.
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Congressional Oversight and Related Issues Concerning International Security Agreements Concluded by the United States

Congressional Oversight and Related Issues Concerning International Security Agreements Concluded by the United States

Date: June 2, 2009
Creator: Garcia, Michael J. & Mason, R. C.
Description: This report begins by providing a general background on the types of international agreements that are binding upon the United States, as well as considerations affecting whether they take the form of a treaty or an executive agreement. Next, the report discusses historical precedents as to the role that security agreements have taken. The report discusses the oversight role that Congress exercises with respect to entering and implementing international agreements involving the United States.
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The Budget Reconciliation Process: Stages of Consideration

The Budget Reconciliation Process: Stages of Consideration

Date: June 2, 2015
Creator: Lynch, Megan S. & Saturno, James V.
Description: This report discusses the budget reconciliation process which allows Congress to use an expedited procedure when considering legislation that would bring existing spending, revenue, and debt limit laws into compliance with current fiscal priorities established in the annual budget resolution.
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Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and the Role of Congress in Trade Policy

Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and the Role of Congress in Trade Policy

Date: May 28, 2015
Creator: Fergusson, Ian F.
Description: This report presents background and analysis on the development of TPA, a summary of the major provisions under the expired authority, and a discussion of the issues that have arisen in the debate over TPA renewal. It also explores some of the policy options available to Congress.
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Defense Spending and the Budget Control Act Limits

Defense Spending and the Budget Control Act Limits

Date: June 3, 2015
Creator: Belasco, Amy
Description: This report discusses the Budget Control Act, which sets limits on defense spending between FY2012 and FY2021. The current debate in Congress has centered on whether to adjust the BCA defense caps upward; move base budget spending to accounts designated for Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) that are not subject to spending limits; reduce the defense spending in the Administration's request to comply with BCA revised caps; or use some combination of these approaches, all in order to avoid a sequester.
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Social Security's Treatment Under the Federal Budget: A Summary

Social Security's Treatment Under the Federal Budget: A Summary

Date: March 20, 2002
Creator: Koitz, David Stuart
Description: The treatment of Social Security in the federal budget is often confusing. In legislation enacted in 1983, 1985, and 1990, Social Security was excluded from official budget calculations and largely exempted it from congressional procedures for controlling budget revenues and expenditures. However, because Social Security represents more than a fifth of federal revenues and expenditures, it often is included in summaries of the government's financial flows, or what is referred to as the "unified" budget.
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Sunset and Program Review Commission Bills in the 109th Congress: Comparing H.R. 3282 and H.R. 5766

Sunset and Program Review Commission Bills in the 109th Congress: Comparing H.R. 3282 and H.R. 5766

Date: July 25, 2006
Creator: McMurtry, Virginia A
Description: None
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Support Offices in the House of Representatives: Roles and Authorities

Support Offices in the House of Representatives: Roles and Authorities

Date: January 4, 2006
Creator: Brudnick, Ida A
Description: None
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Supreme Court Nominations, 1789-2005: Actions by the Senate, Judiciary Committee, and the President

Supreme Court Nominations, 1789-2005: Actions by the Senate, Judiciary Committee, and the President

Date: January 5, 2006
Creator: Rutkus, Denis Steven & Bearden, Maureen
Description: None
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Sexual Assaults Under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ): Selected Legislative Proposals

Sexual Assaults Under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ): Selected Legislative Proposals

Date: September 6, 2013
Creator: Mason, R. C.
Description: This report discusses the military-related cases involving sexual assaults by U.S. service members that have resulted in increased public and congressional interest in military discipline and the military justice system.
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