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 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
House Committee on Ethics: A Brief History of Its Evolution and Jurisdiction

House Committee on Ethics: A Brief History of Its Evolution and Jurisdiction

Date: February 18, 2015
Creator: Straus, Jacob R.
Description: This report briefly outlines the background of ethics enforcement in the House of Representatives, including the creation of both the Select Committee on Ethics and the Committee on Ethics. The report also focuses on various jurisdictional and procedural changes that the committee has experienced since 1967 and discusses the committee's current jurisdiction and procedures.
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Franking Privilege: Mass Mailings and Mass Communications in the House, 1997-2014

Franking Privilege: Mass Mailings and Mass Communications in the House, 1997-2014

Date: May 6, 2015
Creator: Glassman, Matthew E.
Description: This report provides an analysis of House Member mass mailings (1997-2008, 2012-2014) and mass communications (2009-2014). Despite significant reductions in congressional mail postage costs over the past 25 years, critics continue to raise concerns about the franking privilege.
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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: April 27, 2015
Creator: Fergusson, Ian F.
Description: This report presents background and analysis on the development of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which expired on July 1, 2007. The report also includes a summary of the major provisions under the recently expired authority and a discussion of the issues that have arisen in the debate over TPA renewal, as well as policy options available to Congress.
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Kosovo and U.S. Policy

Kosovo and U.S. Policy

Date: June 16, 1998
Creator: Woehrel, Steven
Description: None
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Pakistan's Domestic Political Developments: Issues for Congress

Pakistan's Domestic Political Developments: Issues for Congress

Date: March 27, 2003
Creator: Kronstadt, K. Alan
Description: None
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Pakistan's Domestic Political Developments: Issues for Congress

Pakistan's Domestic Political Developments: Issues for Congress

Date: January 5, 2003
Creator: Kronstadt, K. Alan
Description: None
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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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Kosovo and U.S. Policy

Kosovo and U.S. Policy

Date: January 10, 2001
Creator: Woehrel, Steven & Kim, Julie
Description: None
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China: Pending Legislation in the 105th Congress

China: Pending Legislation in the 105th Congress

Date: June 19, 1998
Creator: Dumbaugh, Kerry
Description: This report tracks pending human rights legislation, including bills concerning: prison conditions and prison labor exports (H.R. 2195, H.R. 2358); coercive abortion practices (H.R. 2570); China’s policies toward religion (H.R. 967, H.R. 2431); and more general human rights issues (H.R. 2095). Other bills concern Taiwan — in particular, Taiwan’s entry into the World Trade Organization (H.Res. 190) and the U.S. role in helping Taiwan with a theater missile defense system (H.R. 2386). Also, legislation is pending on China’s missile proliferation activities (H.Res. 188), Radio Free Asia broadcasting to China (H.R. 2232), China’s participation in multilateral institutions (H.R. 1712, H.R. 2605), and the activities of China’s military and intelligence services (H.R. 2647, H.R. 2190).
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Pakistan's Domestic Political Developments

Pakistan's Domestic Political Developments

Date: October 5, 2004
Creator: Kronstadt, K. Alan
Description: None
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