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Sources of Legislative Proposals: A Descriptive Introduction

Sources of Legislative Proposals: A Descriptive Introduction

Date: October 3, 2002
Creator: Schneider, Judy
Description: None
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Japan-U.S. Relations: Issues for the 107th Congress

Japan-U.S. Relations: Issues for the 107th Congress

Date: October 2, 2002
Creator: Cronin, Richard P
Description: None
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Clean Air Act Issues in the 107th Congress

Clean Air Act Issues in the 107th Congress

Date: October 1, 2002
Creator: McCarthy, James E
Description: In the 107th Congress, the most prominent air quality issue has been whether state and federal regulations designed to protect air quality are having a negative impact on energy production, and, if so, whether legislation should be enacted to reform such regulations. The early discussion focused primarily on California, but with the release of the Administration’s energy policy recommendations in May 2001 and subsequent congressional action, attention shifted to issues more national in scope.
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Clean Water Act Issues in the 107th Congress

Clean Water Act Issues in the 107th Congress

Date: October 1, 2002
Creator: Copeland, Claudia
Description: Key water quality issues that may face the 107th Congress include: actions to implement existing provisions of the Clean Water Act (CWA), whether additional steps are necessary to achieve overall goals of the Act, and the appropriate federal role in guiding and paying for clean water activities. Legislative prospects for comprehensively amending the Act have for some time stalled over whether and exactly how to change the law. If clean water issues receive attention in the 107th Congress, consideration of specific issues will depend in part on the CWA policy agenda of the new Bush Administration and on priorities of the key committees that have major jurisdiction over the Act.
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Congressional Budget Actions in 2002

Congressional Budget Actions in 2002

Date: October 1, 2002
Creator: Heniff, Bill, Jr
Description: During the second session of the 107th Congress, the House and Senate will consider many different budgetary measures. Most of these measures will pertain to FY2003 (which will begin on October 1, 2002) and beyond, but some may make adjustments to the budget for FY2002. As the congressional session progresses, this issue brief will describe House and Senate action on major budgetary legislation within the framework of the congressional budget process and other procedural requirements.
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War Powers Resolution: Presidential Compliance

War Powers Resolution: Presidential Compliance

Date: September 30, 2002
Creator: Grimmett, Richard F
Description: None
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Budget Enforcement Procedures: Senate Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) Rule

Budget Enforcement Procedures: Senate Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) Rule

Date: September 23, 2002
Creator: Heniff, Bill, Jr
Description: The Senate “pay-as-you-go,” or PAYGO, rule generally requires that any legislation increasing direct spending or reducing revenues be offset. A motion to waive the rule requires an affirmative vote of three-fifths of the membership (i.e., 60 Senators if no seats are vacant). Beginning in 1993, six points of order under the PAYGO rule have been raised against an entire bill or an amendment. Of these six points of order, four were sustained and two fell upon the adoption of a waiver motion.
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Trade Promotion Authority (Fast-Track Authority for Trade Agreements): Background and Developments in the 107th Congress

Trade Promotion Authority (Fast-Track Authority for Trade Agreements): Background and Developments in the 107th Congress

Date: September 17, 2002
Creator: Sek, Lenore
Description: None
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Congressional Review of Agency Rulemaking: An Assessment After Nullification of OSHA's Ergonomics Standard

Congressional Review of Agency Rulemaking: An Assessment After Nullification of OSHA's Ergonomics Standard

Date: September 16, 2002
Creator: Rosenberg, Morton
Description: This report will provide a brief explanation of how the review scheme was expected to operate and describe how it has in fact been utilized. The possible reasons for the limited use of the formal review mechanism thus far are assessed and congressional remedial proposals and other options are discussed.
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Environmental Protection Issues in the 107th Congress

Environmental Protection Issues in the 107th Congress

Date: September 12, 2002
Creator: Isler, Margaret M & Lee, Martin R
Description: This report discuss issues that received congressional attention in the 107th Congress, such as The impact of air quality regulations, key water quality issues, superfund, solid/hazardous wastes, multibillion dollar cleanup and compliance programs, climate change, pesticides, EPA budget, and Science and Technology.
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