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Privacy: Total Information Awareness Programs and Related Information Access, Collection, and Protection Laws

Privacy: Total Information Awareness Programs and Related Information Access, Collection, and Protection Laws

Date: March 21, 2003
Creator: Stevens, Gina Marie
Description: None
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Remedies Available to Victims of Identity Theft

Remedies Available to Victims of Identity Theft

Date: March 21, 2003
Creator: Welborn, Angie A
Description: None
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Abortion: Legislative Response

Abortion: Legislative Response

Date: March 20, 2003
Creator: Lewis, Karen J.; Shimabukuro, Jon O. & Ely, Dana
Description: The primary focus of this issue brief is legislative action in the 108th Congress with respect to abortion. However, discussion of those legislative proposals necessarily involves a brief discussion of the leading U.S. Supreme Court decisions concerning a woman’s right to choose whether to terminate her pregnancy. For a more detailed discussion of the relevant case law, see CRS Report 95-724, Abortion Law Development: A Brief Overview.
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Exempting Food and Agriculture Products from U.S. Economic Sanctions: Status and Implementation

Exempting Food and Agriculture Products from U.S. Economic Sanctions: Status and Implementation

Date: March 20, 2003
Creator: Jurenas, Remy
Description: Falling agricultural exports and declining commodity prices led farm groups and agribusiness firms to urge the 106th Congress to pass legislation exempting foods and agricultural commodities from U.S. economic sanctions against certain countries. In completing action on the FY2001 agriculture appropriations bill, Congress codified the lifting of unilateral sanctions on commercial sales of food, agricultural commodities, medicine, and medical products to Iran, Libya, North Korea, and Sudan, and extended this policy to apply to Cuba (Title IX of H.R. 5426, as enacted by P.L. 106-387; Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000). Related provisions place financing and licensing conditions on sales to these countries. Those that apply to Cuba, though, are permanent and more restrictive than for the other countries. Other provisions give Congress the authority in the future to veto a President's proposal to impose a sanction on the sale of agricultural or medical products.
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School Choice: Current Legislation

School Choice: Current Legislation

Date: March 20, 2003
Creator: Smole, David P
Description: None
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The Higher Education Act: Reauthorization Status and Issues

The Higher Education Act: Reauthorization Status and Issues

Date: March 19, 2003
Creator: Stedman, James B
Description: This report discusses the funding authorizations for programs in the Higher Education Act (HEA). This legislation, administered by the U.S. Department of Education (ED), authorizes the federal government’s major student aid programs, as well as other significant initiatives.
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The Law of the Sea Convention and U.S. Policy

The Law of the Sea Convention and U.S. Policy

Date: March 19, 2003
Creator: Browne, Marjorie Ann
Description: None
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Medical Malpractice Liability Insurance and the McCarran-Ferguson Act

Medical Malpractice Liability Insurance and the McCarran-Ferguson Act

Date: March 19, 2003
Creator: King, Rawle O.
Description: This report provides an overview of the current medical malpractice insurance situation and insurance market structure, summarizes the provisions of both S. 352 and the McCarran-Ferguson Act of 1945, and examines arguments for and against modifying the McCarran-Ferguson Act.
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Products Liability: A Legal Overview

Products Liability: A Legal Overview

Date: March 19, 2003
Creator: Cohen, Henry
Description: None
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Violence Against Women Act: History, Federal Funding, and Reauthorizing Legislation

Violence Against Women Act: History, Federal Funding, and Reauthorizing Legislation

Date: March 19, 2003
Creator: Laney, Garrine P & Siskin, Alison
Description: None
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Broadband Internet Access: Background and Issues

Broadband Internet Access: Background and Issues

Date: March 18, 2003
Creator: Gilroy, Angele A & Kruger, Lennard G
Description: From a public policy perspective, the goals are to ensure that broadband deployment is timely, that industry competes fairly, and that service is provided to all sectors and geographical locations of American society. The federal government -- through Congress and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) -- is seeking to ensure fair competition among the players so that broadband will be available and affordable in a timely manner to all Americans who want it. While the FCC's position is not to intervene at this time, some assert that legislation is necessary to ensure fair competition and timely broadband deployment. One proposal would ease certain legal restrictions and requirements, imposed by the Telecommunications Act of 1996, on incumbent telephone companies who provide high speed data (broadband) access. Another proposal would compel cable companies to provide "open access" to competing Internet service providers.
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Energy Policy: The Continuing Debate

Energy Policy: The Continuing Debate

Date: March 17, 2003
Creator: Bamberger, Robert L
Description: Concern about national energy policy remains high amidst high prices for oil products and natural gas during the winter of 2003 and oil inventory levels that have been observed to be at historic lows. On February 28, 2003, Representative Joe Barton, chairman of the House Energy and Air Quality Subcommittee, released a draft omnibus energy bill that includes a number of issues debated, but left unresolved, in the 107th Congress. The Senate has indicated its intention to introduce omnibus energy legislation as well.
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Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Date: March 17, 2003
Creator: Bamberger, Robert L
Description: None
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Satellite Television: Provisions of SHVIA and LOCAL, and Continuing Issues

Satellite Television: Provisions of SHVIA and LOCAL, and Continuing Issues

Date: March 14, 2003
Creator: Smith, Marcia S
Description: None
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Bankruptcy Reform in the 108th Congress

Bankruptcy Reform in the 108th Congress

Date: March 13, 2003
Creator: Welborn, Angie A
Description: On February 27, 2003, House Judiciary Chairman James Sensenbrenner introduced H.R. 975, the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2003. Subcommittee hearings were held on March 4, and the legislation was marked-up and ordered to be reported by the full committee on March 12. This report provides an overview of selected major provisions of the legislation.
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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: March 13, 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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The Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act: Reauthorization and Appropriations

The Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act: Reauthorization and Appropriations

Date: March 13, 2003
Creator: Cooper, Edith Fairman
Description: None
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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: March 13, 2003
Creator: Eddy, Mark
Description: None
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Welfare Reform: An Issue Overview

Welfare Reform: An Issue Overview

Date: March 13, 2003
Creator: Burke, Vee
Description: None
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Clean Water Act Issues in the 108th Congress

Clean Water Act Issues in the 108th Congress

Date: March 12, 2003
Creator: Copeland, Claudia
Description: In this report several other Clean Water Act issues are likely to receive congressional attention, through oversight hearings and possibly in legislative proposals. Among the topics of interest is whether and how the Administration will revise the current program for restoration of pollution-impaired waters (the Total Maximum Daily Load, or TMDL program), in view of controversy over regulatory changes made during the Clinton Administration and continuing disagreement among states, cities, industry, and environmental advocates about program effectiveness and efficiency.
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Federal Railroad Safety Program and Reauthorization Issues

Federal Railroad Safety Program and Reauthorization Issues

Date: March 12, 2003
Creator: Rothberg, Paul F & Williamson, John
Description: None
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Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Date: March 12, 2003
Creator: Bamberger, Robert L
Description: None
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Estate Tax Legislation in the 108th Congress

Estate Tax Legislation in the 108th Congress

Date: March 11, 2003
Creator: Noto, Nonna A
Description: Under provisions of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 (EGTRRA, P.L. 107-16, enacted June 7, 2001), the estate tax is scheduled to be repealed in 2010 but reinstated in 2011. All tax cut provisions of EGTRRA are scheduled to sunset on December 31, 2010. This report tracks actions in the 108th Congress to permanently repeal the estate tax or to retain but alter the tax.
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Brownfields and Superfund Issues in the 108th Congress

Brownfields and Superfund Issues in the 108th Congress

Date: March 10, 2003
Creator: Reisch, Mark
Description: The Superfund program for cleaning up the nation’s worst hazardous waste sites was created by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, or CERCLA (P.L. 96-510, as amended). This report discusses recent development and background issues, superfund issues, revenue issues, comprehensive reauthorization, and legislation regarding superfund program.
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