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World Bank Legislation Before the 99th Congress

World Bank Legislation Before the 99th Congress

Date: July 26, 1985
Creator: Sanford, Jonathan E
Description: The 99th Congress has before it several proposals to authorize additional U.S. contributions to multilateral development banks. These include potential subscriptions or contributions to the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the African Development Fund (AFDF), and the special African aid facility of the International Development Association (IDA). There is no legislation now before Congress to authorize new contributions to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the regular budget of the IDA, or any of the other regional development banks. These have been dealt with in previous years. This paper provides some background on the World Bank and a summary of the pending legislation.
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Persian Gulf and the War Powers Debate: Issue Summary and Review of Events

Persian Gulf and the War Powers Debate: Issue Summary and Review of Events

Date: October 19, 1987
Creator: Mark, Clyde R
Description: None
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Congress and Foreign Policy: Selected References

Congress and Foreign Policy: Selected References

Date: January 1, 1988
Creator: Shapiro, Sherry
Description: This spreading list presents literature on the role of Congress in the conduct of foreign relations. Citations include such topics as the relationship between Congress and the executive, role of committees, and the impact of foreign policy decisions. The focus is on the current literature, but older materials are included to provide historical background on this topic.
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Abortion: Legislative Control

Abortion: Legislative Control

Date: March 18, 1988
Creator: Carr, Thomas P.
Description: In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Constitution protects a woman's decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy (Roe v. Wade), and that a State may not unduly burden the exercise of that fundamental right by regulations that prohibit or substantially limit access to the means of effectuating that decision (Doe v. Bolton). However, the issue of a woman's right to an abortion is far from settled. This report discusses the various legislative actions undertaken since 1973 to either nullify these rulings or hinder their effectuation.
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Compendium of Precedents Involving Evidentiary Rulings and Applications of Evidentiary Principles from Selected Impeachment Trials

Compendium of Precedents Involving Evidentiary Rulings and Applications of Evidentiary Principles from Selected Impeachment Trials

Date: July 3, 1989
Creator: Bazan, Elizabeth B; Shampansky, Jay R; Crump, Karen & Nicholson, Maribel
Description: At the present time, there are no binding rules of evidence or set of evidentiary principles to be applied in Senate impeachment trials. Rather, recourse is taken to the evidentiary rules and principles applicable in contemporaneous court proceedings and to precedents from past impeachment trial to provide guidance for Senate Impeachment Trial Committees or for the full Senate on evidentiary questions which arise in the impeachment context. This report compiles evidentiary precedents from the Senate impeachment trials of Judges Harry E. Claiborne, Halsted Ritter, Harold Louderback, and Charles Swayne. The evidentiary rulings and principles gleaned from this examination are arranged in subject matter categories, and within those categories, in reverse chronological order by trial.
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How to Follow Current Federal Legislation and Regulations

How to Follow Current Federal Legislation and Regulations

Date: January 10, 1991
Creator: Davis, Carol D
Description: This report provides a listing of the key primary and secondary sources from which current information can be obtained, as well as suggested sources of further information.
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Desert Shield and Desert Storm Implications for Future U.S. Force Requirements

Desert Shield and Desert Storm Implications for Future U.S. Force Requirements

Date: April 19, 1991
Creator: Collins, John M
Description: This preliminary assessment summarizes U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps performances during recent war, then relates it to past experience and potential threats in ways that might help decisionmakers determine the most suitable characteristics of U.S. armed forces for the rest of this decade.
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National Emergency Powers

National Emergency Powers

Date: April 29, 1991
Creator: Relyea, Harold C
Description: This report the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601-1651) that eliminated or modified some statutory grants of emergency authority, required the President to declare formally the existence of a national emergency and to specify what statutory authority, activated by the declaration, would be used, and provided Congress a means to countermand the President's declaration and the activated authority being sought.
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Persian Gulf War: Defense-Policy Implications for Congress

Persian Gulf War: Defense-Policy Implications for Congress

Date: May 15, 1991
Creator: O'Rourke, Ronald
Description: None
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Japan-U.S. Relations: Issues for Congress in the 1990s

Japan-U.S. Relations: Issues for Congress in the 1990s

Date: October 16, 1992
Creator: Sutter, Robert G; Cooper, William H; Jackson, James K & McLoughlin, Glenn J
Description: None
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President Bush's Judicial Nominations During the 101st and 102nd Congresses

President Bush's Judicial Nominations During the 101st and 102nd Congresses

Date: March 29, 1993
Creator: Rutkus, Denis Steven
Description: There are ten categories of courts (including the local courts of the District of Columbia) to which the President nominates judges. The report provides background and statistics concerning President Bush's judicial nominations in each court category as well as actions taken on those nominations by the United States Senate. Each of the report's ten sections discusses the composition and jurisdiction of the court in question and notes the committee to which nominations to this court were referred when received by the Senate. Also, statistics on judicial nominations received by the Senate during the four years of the Bush Presidency are presented.
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Japan-U.S. Relations: Issues for Congress in the 1990s

Japan-U.S. Relations: Issues for Congress in the 1990s

Date: April 1, 1994
Creator: Sutter, Robert G; Cooper, William H; Jackson, James K; McLoughlin, Glenn J; Shinn, Rinn-Sup & Cronin, Richard P
Description: None
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Guiding a Bill Through the Legislative Process

Guiding a Bill Through the Legislative Process

Date: April 4, 1994
Creator: Nickels, Ilona B
Description: This report describes each stage of the legislative process that legislative assistants may find helpful as they seek to further the progress of a specific bill.
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Special Elections and Membership Changes in the 103d Congress, First Session

Special Elections and Membership Changes in the 103d Congress, First Session

Date: April 7, 1994
Creator: Neale, Thomas H.
Description: This report provides information on membership changes in the first session of the 103d Congress through special elections for vacancies in the House of Representatives and appointments and special elections for vacancies in the Senate .
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Japan-U.S. Relations: Issues for Congress in the 1990s

Japan-U.S. Relations: Issues for Congress in the 1990s

Date: May 25, 1994
Creator: Sutter, Robert G; Cooper, William H; Jackson, James K; McLoughlin, Glenn J; Shinn, Rinn-Sup & Cronin, Richard P
Description: None
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Japan-U.S. Relations: Issues for Congress in the 1990s

Japan-U.S. Relations: Issues for Congress in the 1990s

Date: August 31, 1994
Creator: Sutter, Robert G
Description: None
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Japan-U.S. Relations: Issues for Congress in the 1990s

Japan-U.S. Relations: Issues for Congress in the 1990s

Date: November 21, 1994
Creator: Sutter, Robert G; Cooper, William H; Jackson, James K; McLoughlin, Glenn J; Shinn, Rinn-Sup & Cronin, Richard P
Description: None
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Post Employment, "Revolving Door," Restrictions for Legislative Branch Members and Employees

Post Employment, "Revolving Door," Restrictions for Legislative Branch Members and Employees

Date: December 29, 1994
Creator: Maskell, Jack A.
Description: This report provides a brief discussion of the post-employment restrictions, often called "revolving door" laws, that are applicable to members, officers, and employees of Congress after they leave congressional service or employment.
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Committee System: Rules Changes in the House, 104th Congress

Committee System: Rules Changes in the House, 104th Congress

Date: January 24, 1995
Creator: Schneider, Judy
Description: This fact sheet details changes in the committee system contained in H. Res. 6, Rules of the House for the 104th Congress.
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Investigative Oversight: An Introduction to the Law, Practice and Procedure of Congressional Inquiry

Investigative Oversight: An Introduction to the Law, Practice and Procedure of Congressional Inquiry

Date: April 7, 1995
Creator: Rosenberg, Morton
Description: This report provides an overview of some of the more common legal, procedural, and practical issues, questions and problems that committees have faced in the courts of an oversight investigation.
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Investigative Oversight: An Introduction to the Law, Practice and Procedure of Congressional Inquiry

Investigative Oversight: An Introduction to the Law, Practice and Procedure of Congressional Inquiry

Date: April 7, 1995
Creator: Rosenberg, Morton
Description: This report will provide an overview of some of the more common legal, procedural and practical issues, questions, and problems that committees have faced in the course of an investigation. Following a summary of the case law developing the scope and limitations of the power of inquiry, the essential tools of investigative oversight--subpoenas, staff interviews and depositions, grants of immunity, and the contempt power -- are described. Next, some of the special problems of investigating the executive are detailed, with particular emphasis on claims of presidential executive privilege, the problems raised by attempts to access information with respect to open or closed civil or criminal investigative matters, or to obtain information that is part of the agency deliberative process, and the effect on congressional access of statutory prohibitions on public disclosure. The discussion then focuses on various procedural and legal requirements that accompany the preparation for, and conduct of, an investigative hearing, including matters concerning jurisdiction, particular rules and requirements for the conduct of such proceedings, and the nature, applicability and scope of certain constitutional and common law testimonial privileges that may be claimed by witnesses. The case law and practice respecting the rights of minority party members during the ...
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The Committee System in the U.S. Congress

The Committee System in the U.S. Congress

Date: May 10, 1995
Creator: Hardy-Vincent, Carol
Description: Due to the high volume and complexity of its work, Congress divides its tasks among approximately 44 committees with 154 subcommittees. The House and Senate each has its own committee systems, which are similar. Within chamber guidelines, however, each committee adopts its own rules; thus, there is considerable variation among panels.
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Committee Numbers, Sizes, Assignments, and Staff: Selected Historical Data

Committee Numbers, Sizes, Assignments, and Staff: Selected Historical Data

Date: February 1, 1996
Creator: Vincent, Carol Hardy & Rybicki, Elizabeth
Description: The development of today's committee system is a product of internal congressional reforms, but national forces also have played a role. This report contains data on the numbers and sizes of committees and subcommittees and on Members' assignments since 1945. This report also contains data on committee staff sizes from 1979 through 1995.
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China, Congress, and Sanctions - Findings of a Workshop-Seminar

China, Congress, and Sanctions - Findings of a Workshop-Seminar

Date: April 17, 1996
Creator: Sutter, Robert G & Rennack, Dianne E
Description: None
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