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 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
Homeland Security: Protecting Airliners from Terrorist Missiles

Homeland Security: Protecting Airliners from Terrorist Missiles

Date: February 12, 2003
Creator: Bolkcom, Christopher & Elias, Bartholomew
Description: None
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Remedies Available to Victims of Identity Theft

Remedies Available to Victims of Identity Theft

Date: February 7, 2003
Creator: Welborn, Angie A
Description: None
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Environmental Streamlining Provisions in the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century: Status of Implementation

Environmental Streamlining Provisions in the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century: Status of Implementation

Date: February 6, 2003
Creator: Bearden, David M & Luther, Linda G
Description: This report describes the environmental documents required for highway projects, discusses the average amount of time to complete this documentation, summarizes the environmental streamlining provisions under TEA-21, and examines administrative and legislative actions taken to implement these requirements.
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War on Drugs: Legislation in the 108th Congress and Related Developments

War on Drugs: Legislation in the 108th Congress and Related Developments

Date: February 6, 2003
Creator: Eddy, Mark
Description: None
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NASA's Space Shuttle

NASA's Space Shuttle

Date: February 4, 2003
Creator: Smith, Marcia S
Description: None
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Defense Cleanup and Environmental Programs: Authorization and Appropriations for FY2003

Defense Cleanup and Environmental Programs: Authorization and Appropriations for FY2003

Date: February 3, 2003
Creator: Bearden, David M
Description: The Department of Defense (DOD) administers five environmental programs in response to various requirements under federal environmental laws. These programs include environmental cleanup, environmental compliance, pollution prevention, environmental technology, and conservation. Additionally, the Department of Energy (DOE) is responsible for managing defense nuclear waste and cleaning up contaminated nuclear weapons sites. The Administration requested a total of $11.17 billion for these programs in FY2003, about $390 million more than the FY2002 funding level of $10.78 billion. Some of the ongoing issues associated with these programs are the adequacy, cost, and pace of cleanup, whether DOD and DOE adequately comply with environmental laws and regulations, and the extent to which environmental requirements encroach upon military readiness.
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Detention of American Citizens as Enemy Combatants

Detention of American Citizens as Enemy Combatants

Date: January 30, 2003
Creator: Elsea, Jennifer K
Description: This report provides background information regarding the cases of two U.S. citizens deemed “enemy combatants,” Yaser Esam Hamdi, who has been returned to Saudi Arabia, and Jose Padilla, who remains in military custody. The report addresses the constitutional and statutory sources that arguably provide authority for the detention of enemy combatants, as well as those that may prevent the exercise of that power with respect to U.S. citizens. The report concludes that historically, even during declared wars, additional statutory authority has been seen as necessary to validate the detention of citizens not members of any armed forces, casting in some doubt the argument that the power to detain is necessarily implied by an authorization to use force. Finally, the report briefly analyzes the Detention of Enemy Combatants Act, H.R. 1029, which would authorize the President to detain U.S. citizens and residents who are determined to be “enemy combatants” in certain circumstances.
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Gun Control Legislation in the 108th Congress

Gun Control Legislation in the 108th Congress

Date: January 27, 2003
Creator: Krouse, William J
Description: None
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Terrorism and the Military's Role in Domestic Crisis Management: Background and Issues for Congress

Terrorism and the Military's Role in Domestic Crisis Management: Background and Issues for Congress

Date: January 27, 2003
Creator: Brake, Jeffrey D
Description: None
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Water Quality: Implementing the Clean Water Act

Water Quality: Implementing the Clean Water Act

Date: January 27, 2003
Creator: Copeland, Claudia
Description: None
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