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 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
Meeting Public Safety Spectrum Needs
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Meeting Public Safety Spectrum Needs
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Meeting Public Safety Spectrum Needs
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Homeland Security: Establishment and Implementation of the United States Northern Command
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Homeland Security: Establishment and Implementation of Northern Command
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State and Local Preparedness for Terrorism: Selected Policy Issues
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State and Local Preparedness for Terrorism: Policy Issues and Options
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State and Local Preparedness for Terrorism: Policy Issues and Options
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Terrorism and the Military's Role in Domestic Crisis Management: Background and Issues for Congress
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Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami: Humanitarian Assistance and Relief Operations
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Terrorism Preparedness: Catalog of Selected Federal Assistance Programs
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Terrorism Preparedness: A Catalog of Federal Assistance Programs
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Emergency Response: Civil Liability of Volunteer Health Professionals
This report discusses the patchwork of federal and state laws that operate to protect volunteers, which can include volunteer health professionals (VHPs), and those laws that trigger liability protection only for VHPs — with a focus on some of the midwestern states in addition to the Gulf region. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc122191/
Nuclear Power Plant Sites: Maps of Seismic Hazards and Population Centers
This report gives a map of current commercial nuclear power plants and their relation to seismic hazards. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc99037/
An Overview of the U.S. Public Health System in the Context of Emergency Preparedness
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An Overview of the U.S. Public Health System in the Context of Bioterrorism
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Terrorism and the Military's Role in Domestic Crisis Management: Background and Issues for Congress
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Department of Homeland Security: State and Local Preparedness Issues
The Homeland Security Act of 2002 (P.L. 107-296) makes the new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) responsible for providing assistance to state and local governments to ensure adequate preparedness for all disasters, including terrorist attacks. Several federal entities with functions relating to state and local preparedness, ranging from entire independent agencies to units of agencies and departments, will be transferred to the new department. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs2782/
The Department of Homeland Security: State and Local Preparedness Issues
Both H.R. 5005 and S. 2452 propose a new Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which would have a number of responsibilities relating to state and local preparedness for potential terrorist attacks. This report discusses selected state and local preparedness issues that specifically pertain to the proposed Emergency Preparedness and Response Division of the new department.1 The report does not, however, discuss certain issues, such as the impact of integrating selected offices from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) into a new DHS,2 and the degree of authority the DHS would need to effectively evaluate state and local assistance programs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs2783/
Department of Homeland Security: State and Local Preparedness Issues
The Homeland Security Act of 2002 (P.L. 107-296) makes the new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) responsible for providing assistance to state and local governments to ensure adequate preparedness for all disasters, including terrorist attacks. Several federal entities with functions relating to state and local preparedness, ranging from entire independent agencies to units of agencies and departments, will be transferred to the new department. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs4601/
Department of Homeland Security: State and Local Preparedness Issues
The Homeland Security Act of 2002 (P.L. 107-296) makes the new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) responsible for providing assistance to state and local governments to ensure adequate preparedness for all disasters, including terrorist attacks. Several federal entities with functions relating to state and local preparedness, ranging from entire independent agencies to units of agencies and departments, will be transferred to the new department. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs4600/
Transfer of FEMA to the Department of Homeland Security: Issues for Congressional Oversight
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Community Development Block Grant Funds in Disaster Relief and Recovery
This report discusses how Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs are funded by Congress and what they have been used for in recent years: recovery efforts following terrorist attacks, riots, and natural disasters. The 111th Congress has approved $100 million in CDBG funds to help states and communities undertake disaster recovery activities in presidentially declared disaster areas affected by severe storms and flooding during the period from March 2010 through May 2010. The act limited distribution of these funds to states where the entire state was declared a disaster area (Rhode Island) and to states where at least 20 counties within the state were declared disaster areas (Tennessee, Kentucky, and Nebraska). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc94022/
Agricultural Disaster Assistance
This report has two sections. The first provides an overview of the current U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) disaster assistance programs: federal crop insurance, NAP payments, emergency disaster loans, the new Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program (SURE), and four other smaller disaster programs authorized in the 2008 farm bill. The second section reviews the recent history of emergency supplemental farm disaster assistance. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29731/
War Bonds in the Second World War: A Model for Hurricane Recovery Bonds?
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FY2007 Appropriations for State and Local Homeland Security
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International Efforts to Control the Spread of Avian Influenza (H5N1) Virus: Affected Countries' Responses
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Public Safety Communications Policy
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FY2009 Spring Supplemental Appropriations for Overseas Contingency Operations
This report discusses the White House's request for supplemental appropriations that include funding for defense, foreign affairs, and domestic fire fighting. The report details the different programs and areas that the appropriations would fund, including operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, preparedness and emergency management measures relating to the swine flu outbreak, border security between the United States and Mexico, benchmark assessment in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and other general defense operations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc26148/
FY2009 Spring Supplemental Appropriations for Overseas Contingency Operations
This report discusses the White House's request for supplemental appropriations that include funding for defense, foreign affairs, and domestic fire fighting. The report details the different programs and areas that the appropriations would fund, including operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, preparedness and emergency management measures relating to the swine flu outbreak, border security between the United States and Mexico, benchmark assessment in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and other general defense operations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc26149/
The Impact of Hurricane Katrina on the State Budgets of Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi
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Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF): Its Role In Response to the Effects of Hurricane Katrina
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Katrina Relief: U.S. Labor Department Exemption of Contractors from Written Affirmative Action Requirements
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FY2006 Appropriations for State and Local Homeland Security
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FY2006 Appropriations for State and Local Homeland Security
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FY2006 Appropriations for State and Local Homeland Security
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State and Homeland Security: Unresolved Issues for the 109th Congress
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Terrorism: Background on Chemical, Biological, and Toxin Weapons and Options for Lessening Their Impact
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FY2006 Appropriations for State and Local Homeland Security
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FY2006 Appropriations for State and Local Homeland Security
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Homeland Security: Federal Assistance Funding and Business Opportunities
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Homeland Security: Federal Assistance Funding and Business Opportunities
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Homeland Security Extramural R&D Funding Opportunities in Federal Agencies
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Federal Tort Claims Act
The Federal Tort Claims Act is the statute by which the United States authorizes tort suits to be brought against itself. With exceptions, it makes the United States liable for injuries caused by the negligent or wrongful act or omission of any federal employee acting within the scope of his employment, in accordance with the law of the state where the act or omission occurred. This report discusses, among other things, the application of the Feres doctrine to suits for injuries caused by medical malpractice in the military, the prohibition of suits by victims of atomic testing, Supreme Court cases interpreting the discretionary function exception, the extent to which federal employees may be held liable for torts they commit in the scope of their employment, and the government contractor defense to products liability design defect suits. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29494/
FY2006 Supplemental Appropriations: Iraq and Other International Activities; Additional Hurricane Katrina Relief
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NEPA and Hurricane Response, Recovery, and Rebuilding Efforts
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NEPA and Hurricane Response, Recovery, and Rebuilding Efforts
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FY2005 Supplemental Appropriations for Iraq and Afghanistan, Tsunami Relief, and Other Activities
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Hurricanes Katrina
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FY2005 Supplemental Appropriations for Iraq and Afghanistan, Tsunami Relief, and Other Activities
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