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 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
Enron: Selected Securities, Accounting, and Pension Laws Possibly Implicated in its Collapse
This report takes a brief look at some of the federal statutes concerning finance that the Congress and the Executive branch may focus on in their investigations. The report considers three major areas: the federal securities laws, the federal pension laws, and accounting standards. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs2816/
Restructuring DOE and Its Laboratories: Issues in the 105th Congress
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Executive Branch Power to Postpone Elections
Because of the continuing threat of terrorism, concerns have been raised about the potential for terrorist events to occur close to or during the voting process for the November 2004 elections. For instance, the question has been raised as to whether a sufficiently calamitous event could result in the postponement of the election, and what mechanisms are in place to deal with such an event. This report focuses on who has the constitutional authority to postpone elections, to whom such power could be delegated, and what legal limitations exist to such a postponement. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs5856/
Selected Aviation Security Legislation in the Aftermath of the September 11 Attack
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United Nations Reform: Background and Issues for Congress
This report examines reform priorities from the perspective of several key actors, including Members of Congress, the Obama Administration, selected member states, the U.N. Secretary-General, and a cross-section of groups tasked with addressing U.N. reform. It also discusses congressional actions related to U.N. reform and mechanisms for implementing reform, as well as possible challenges facing U.S. policy makers as they consider existing and future U.N. reform efforts. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc689516/
Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and the Role of Congress in Trade Policy
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc689380/
Senate Select Committee on Intelligence: Term Limits and Assignment Limitations
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A Joint Committee on Intelligence: Proposals and Options from the 9/11 Commission and Others
This report first describes the current select committees on intelligence and briefly covers the former Joint Committee on Atomic Energy. It then sets forth proposed characteristics for a Joint Committee on Intelligence, their differences, and their pros and cons; it also discusses alternatives for congressional oversight in the field. This report will be updated as events dictate. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs5976/
United States' Withdrawal from the World Trade Organization: Legislative Procedure
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Nuclear Waste Repository Siting: Expedited Procedures for Congressional Approval
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Nuclear Waste Repository Siting: Expedited Procedures for Congressional Approval
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Federalism and the Constitution: Limits on Congressional Power
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Federalism, State Sovereignty and the Constitution: Basis and Limits of Congressional Power
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Federalism, State Sovereignty and the Constitution: Basis and Limits of Congressional Power
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NASA's Space Shuttle Columbia: Quick Facts and Issues for Congress
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NASA's Space Shuttle Columbia: Quick Facts and Issues for Congress
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NASA's Space Shuttle Columbia: Quick Facts and Issues for Congress
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NASA's Space Shuttle Columbia: Quick Facts and Issues for Congress
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NASA's Space Shuttle Columbia: Quick Facts and Issues for Congress
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NASA's Space Shuttle Program: Issues for Congress Related to The Columbia Tragedy and "Return to Flight"
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Fast-Track Negotiating Authority for Trade Agreements and Trade Promotion Authority: Chronology of Major Votes
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Sovereign Debt in Advanced Economies: Overview and Issues for Congress
This report discusses sovereign debt, which is also called public debt or government debt, and refers to debt incurred by governments. The first section provides background information on sovereign debt, including why governments borrow, how sovereign debt differs from private debt, why governments repay their debt (or not), and how sovereign debt is measured. The second section examines the shift of concerns over sovereign debt sustainability from emerging markets in the 1990s and 2000s to advanced economies following the global financial crisis of 2008-2009, and the challenges posed by high debt levels. The third section analyzes the different policy options governments have for lowering debt levels. It also discusses the current strategy being used by most advanced economies -- fiscal austerity -- and concerns that have been raised about its global impact. Finally, the fourth section analyzes issues of particular interest to Congress, including comparisons between U.S. and European debt levels, how efforts to reduce debt levels could impact the U.S. economy, and policy options available to Congress for engaging on this issue. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc267837/
House Rules Manual: Summary of Contents
This report provides a description of house rules and manuals. The first section of the House Manual identifies the more substantive rules changes made by the House resolution adopting the rules of the current Congress. Also identified are citations to volumes of precedents referenced in the parliamentarian's annotations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc267875/
The War Powers Resolution: After Thirty Years
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Federal Counter-Terrorism Training: Issues for Congressional Oversight
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U.S. Armed Forces Abroad: Selected Congressional Roll Call Votes Since 1982
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U.S. Armed Forces Abroad: Selected Congressional Roll Call Votes Since 1982
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NATO Enlargement: Senate Advice and Consent
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The War Powers Resolution: After Twenty-Eight Years
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U.S. Army School of the Americas: Background and Congressional Concerns
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U.S. Army School of the Americas: Background and Congressional Concerns
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War Powers Resolution: Presidential Compliance
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War Powers Resolution: Presidential Compliance
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War Powers Resolution: Presidential Compliance
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War Powers Resolution: Presidential Compliance
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War Powers Resolution: Presidential Compliance
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War Powers Resolution: Presidential Compliance
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War Powers Resolution: Presidential Compliance
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War Powers Resolution: Presidential Compliance
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War Powers Resolution: Presidential Compliance
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War Powers Resolution: Presidential Compliance
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War Powers Resolution: Presidential Compliance
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War Powers Resolution: Presidential Compliance
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War Powers Resolution: Presidential Compliance
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War Powers Resolution: Presidential Compliance
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War Powers Resolution: Presidential Compliance
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War Powers Resolution: Presidential Compliance
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War Powers Resolution: Presidential Compliance
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Allocations and Subdivisions in the Congressional Budget Process
This report very briefly discusses the allocations and subdivisions portions of the congressional budget process. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc31434/
Terrorist Attacks and National Emergencies Act Declarations
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