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Clean Water Act Issues in the 108th Congress

Clean Water Act Issues in the 108th Congress

Date: October 2, 2003
Creator: Copeland, Claudia
Description: In this report several other Clean Water Act issues are likely to receive congressional attention, through oversight hearings and possibly in legislative proposals. Among the topics of interest is whether and how the Administration will revise the current program for restoration of pollution-impaired waters (the Total Maximum Daily Load, or TMDL program), in view of controversy over regulatory changes made during the Clinton Administration and continuing disagreement among states, cities, industry, and environmental advocates about program effectiveness and efficiency.
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The Legislative Process on the House Floor: An Introduction

The Legislative Process on the House Floor: An Introduction

Date: October 2, 2003
Creator: Rybicki, Elizabeth & Bach, Stanley
Description: This report discusses the complicated body of rules, precedents, and practices that governs the legislative process on the floor of the House of Representatives.
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Congressional Intervention in the Administrative Process: Legal and Ethical Considerations

Congressional Intervention in the Administrative Process: Legal and Ethical Considerations

Date: September 25, 2003
Creator: Rosenberg, Morton & Maskell, Jack H.
Description: This report briefly examines the currently applicable legal and ethical considerations and standards that mark the limits of interventions by Members of Congress. It reviews the judicial development and application of standards for determining whether congressional pressure or influence will be deemed to have tainted an agency proceeding. It concludes that the courts, in balancing Congress's performance of its constitutional and statutory obligations to oversee the actions of agency officials against the rights of parties before agencies, have shown a decided predilection for protecting the congressional prerogatives.
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Pakistan's Domestic Political Developments: Issues for Congress

Pakistan's Domestic Political Developments: Issues for Congress

Date: September 23, 2003
Creator: Kronstadt, K. Alan
Description: None
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Japan-U.S. Relations: Issues for Congress

Japan-U.S. Relations: Issues for Congress

Date: September 22, 2003
Creator: Cronin, Richard P; Cooper, William H; Manyin, Mark E & Niksch, Larry A
Description: None
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Grants Work in a Congressional Office

Grants Work in a Congressional Office

Date: September 17, 2003
Creator: Gerli, Merete F.
Description: Members of Congress often get requests from constituents for information and help in obtaining funds for projects. Many state and local governments, nonprofit social service and community action organizations, private research groups, small businesses, and individuals approach congressional offices to find out about funding, both from the federal government and from the private sector. The success rate in obtaining federal assistance is not high, given the competition for federal funds. A grants staff’s effectiveness often depends on both an understanding of the grants process and on the relations it establishes with agency and other contacts. The following report does not constitute a blueprint for every office involved in grants and projects activity, nor does it present in-depth information about all aspects of staff activity in this area. The discussion is aimed at describing some basics about the grants process and some of the approaches and techniques used by congressional offices in dealing with this type of constituent service.
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War Powers Resolution: Presidential Compliance

War Powers Resolution: Presidential Compliance

Date: September 16, 2003
Creator: Grimmett, Richard F
Description: None
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Tactical Aircraft Modernization: Issues for Congress

Tactical Aircraft Modernization: Issues for Congress

Date: September 10, 2003
Creator: Bolkcom, Christopher
Description: None
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Women in the United States Congress: 1917-2003

Women in the United States Congress: 1917-2003

Date: September 10, 2003
Creator: Amer, Mildred L
Description: This report identifies the names, committee assignments, dates of service, and (for Representatives) districts of the 219 women Members of Congress.
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Federalism, State Sovereignty and the Constitution: Basis and Limits of Congressional Power

Federalism, State Sovereignty and the Constitution: Basis and Limits of Congressional Power

Date: September 5, 2003
Creator: Thomas, Kenneth R
Description: None
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