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Congressional Review of Agency Rulemaking: An Assessment After Nullification of OSHA's Ergonomics Standard

Congressional Review of Agency Rulemaking: An Assessment After Nullification of OSHA's Ergonomics Standard

Date: September 16, 2002
Creator: Rosenberg, Morton
Description: This report will provide a brief explanation of how the review scheme was expected to operate and describe how it has in fact been utilized. The possible reasons for the limited use of the formal review mechanism thus far are assessed and congressional remedial proposals and other options are discussed.
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Patient Protection and Managed Care: Legislation in the 107th Congress

Patient Protection and Managed Care: Legislation in the 107th Congress

Date: September 16, 2002
Creator: Hearne, Jean P & Chaikind, Hinda Ripps
Description: None
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Broadband Internet Access: Background and Issues

Broadband Internet Access: Background and Issues

Date: August 28, 2002
Creator: Gilroy, Angele A & Kruger, Lennard G
Description: This is one part in the series of reports that provide a background and analysis, and most recent developments regarding broadband or high-speed Internet access. The report starts out by answering questions; what is broadband and why is it important? This report also discusses broadband technologies, the status of broadband deployment and the related policy issues, as well as the legislation in congress.
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Insurance Regulation and Competition: Background and Issues

Insurance Regulation and Competition: Background and Issues

Date: August 28, 2002
Creator: Woodall, S. Roy, Jr
Description: None
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U.S. International Trade: Data and Forecasts

U.S. International Trade: Data and Forecasts

Date: August 23, 2002
Creator: Nanto, Dick K & Lum, Thomas
Description: None
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Inflation: Causes, Costs, and Current Status

Inflation: Causes, Costs, and Current Status

Date: August 19, 2002
Creator: Makinen, Gail
Description: None
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A Shortage of Registered Nurses: Is It on the Horizon or Already Here?

A Shortage of Registered Nurses: Is It on the Horizon or Already Here?

Date: August 19, 2002
Creator: Levine, Linda
Description: The largest traditionally female-dominated health care occupation is registered nurses (RNs). It has been asserted that there is an ongoing nationwide shortage of RNs of various kinds and in various sectors of the health care services industry. Before the latest (mid-2002) release of supply-demand projections from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), it was estimated, based in whole or part on 1996 HRSA projections, that there would likely be a shortage of RNs in 2007 or shortly thereafter. This report first will analyze recent trends in the RN labor market and then examine HRSA’s new projections, which moved up the date of an RN shortage to 2000.
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Current Economic Conditions and Selected Forecasts

Current Economic Conditions and Selected Forecasts

Date: August 16, 2002
Creator: Makinen, Gail
Description: This report contains information regarding the Current Economic Conditions, Recent Macroeconomic Developments, Posture of Monetary and Fiscal Policy, Summary of Current Developments, Sources of GDP Growth, Economic Forecasts 2001, and Promotion of Economic Growth. The report also presents statistics regarding the Growth Rate of Real GDP v. Final Sales, Civilian Unemployment Rate, Rate of Change in the Consumer Price Index, Rate of Change in the GDP Deflators, Rate of Change in Labor Costs, U.S. Foreign Trade Deficit, Alternative Measures of Fiscal Policy, The Growth Rates of the Monetary Aggregates, etc.
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Monetary Policy: Current Policy and Conditions

Monetary Policy: Current Policy and Conditions

Date: August 16, 2002
Creator: Makinen, Gail
Description: None
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Noise Abatement and Control: An Overview of Federal Standards and Regulations

Noise Abatement and Control: An Overview of Federal Standards and Regulations

Date: August 8, 2002
Creator: Bearden, David M
Description: None
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