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 Decade: 2000-2009
 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
The Role of the House Minority Leader: An Overview

The Role of the House Minority Leader: An Overview

Date: December 12, 2006
Creator: Oleszek, Walter J.
Description: This report discusses the role of the House minority leader. The primary goal of the minority leader is to recapture majority control of the house. The minority leader performs important institutional and party functions.
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The Congressional Review Act and Possible Consolidation into a Single Measure of Resolutions Disapproving Regulations

The Congressional Review Act and Possible Consolidation into a Single Measure of Resolutions Disapproving Regulations

Date: January 26, 2009
Creator: Beth, Richard S.
Description: This report briefly describes the Congressional Review Act (CRA) provisions for disapproval of rules issued in a preceding Congress and considers their implications for congressional action at the beginning of a new presidential administration. This report discusses some procedural means to address the difficulty of CRA requirements for resolutions and disapproval of rules.
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Particulate Matter (PM2.5): Implementation of the 1997 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)

Particulate Matter (PM2.5): Implementation of the 1997 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)

Date: October 14, 2008
Creator: Esworthy, Robert
Description: This report outlines the implementation process for the 1997 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and describes issues raised as U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and states develop implementation strategies.
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Senate Confirmation Process: An Overview

Senate Confirmation Process: An Overview

Date: April 4, 2003
Creator: Tong, Lorraine H.
Description: This report briefly describes the role of the Senate in the confirmation process, defined in the Constitution; Article II, Section 2 provides that the President "shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint high government officials."
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Emergency Spending: Statutory and Congressional Rules

Emergency Spending: Statutory and Congressional Rules

Date: July 24, 2007
Creator: Saturno, James V.
Description: This report discusses the designation of spending as emergency, which has had significance in both procedural and budgetary terms.
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Marine Mammal Protection Act: Reauthorization Issues for the 107th Congress

Marine Mammal Protection Act: Reauthorization Issues for the 107th Congress

Date: January 9, 2001
Creator: Buck, Eugene H
Description: This report discusses the issues likely to be raised during any reauthorization debate, the reasons behind them, and possible proposals that could be offered to address these concerns.
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The Marine Mammal Protection Act: Reauthorization Issues

The Marine Mammal Protection Act: Reauthorization Issues

Date: June 18, 2004
Creator: Buck, Eugene H
Description: This discusses a range of issues likely to be raised during any reauthorization debate, the reasons behind them, and possible proposals that could be offered to address these concerns.
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NASA's Space Shuttle Program: The Columbia Tragedy, the Discovery Mission, and the Future of the Shuttle

NASA's Space Shuttle Program: The Columbia Tragedy, the Discovery Mission, and the Future of the Shuttle

Date: January 4, 2006
Creator: Smith, Marcia S
Description: This report discusses the Columbia tragedy, the Discovery mission, and issues for Congress regarding the future of the shuttle.
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Land and Water Conservation Fund: Current Status and Issues

Land and Water Conservation Fund: Current Status and Issues

Date: February 14, 2005
Creator: Zinn, Jeffrey A
Description: This report discusses the current congressional issues which include (1) deciding the amount to appropriate each year to each of the four federal agencies, and to the state grant program; (2) identifying which lands should be acquired; and (3) determining whether the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) funds should be appropriated for additional related purposes.
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Senate Rules Affecting Committees

Senate Rules Affecting Committees

Date: February 28, 2003
Creator: Bach, Stanley & Palmer, Betsy
Description: This report identifies and summarizes the provisions of the Senate's standing rules, standing orders, precedents, and other directives that relate to legislative activity in the Senate's standing committees. It covers four main issues: committee organization, committee meetings, hearings, and reporting.
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