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 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
Locally Operated Levees: Issues and Federal Programs

Locally Operated Levees: Issues and Federal Programs

Date: April 5, 2011
Creator: Keegan, Natalie; King, Rawle O.; Carter, Nicole T. & Stubbs, Megan
Description: The report discusses the role of levees in flood risk reduction, the shared responsibilities for levees in the United States, and the role of three agencies: FEMA, the Corps, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). It also discusses federal assistance for levees, describes the debate about whether levees investments have a role in federal flood mitigation programs, and compares Corps, FEMA, and NRCS activities and authorities. Finally, the report outlines policy options for locally-operated levees that might be considered by the 112th Congress. Legislative proposals in the 111th Congress are discussed in an Appendix.
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Community Services Block Grants (CSBG): Funding and Reauthorization

Community Services Block Grants (CSBG): Funding and Reauthorization

Date: July 20, 2005
Creator: Spar, Karen & Laney, Garrine P
Description: Community Services Block Grants (CSBG), administered by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), provide federal funds to states, territories and Indian tribes for distribution to local agencies to reduce poverty. Several related national activities — Community Economic Development, Rural Community Facilities, National Youth Sports, Community Food and Nutrition, Job Opportunities for Low-Income Individuals (JOLI) and Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) — also provide grants to local communities for a variety of anti-poverty initiatives.
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State Statutes Governing Hate Crimes

State Statutes Governing Hate Crimes

Date: September 21, 2005
Creator: Austin, Charlene A & Wallace, Paul Starett, Jr
Description: None
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Equal Rights Amendments: State Provisions

Equal Rights Amendments: State Provisions

Date: August 23, 2004
Creator: Gladstone, Leslie W
Description: Twenty states adopted state equal rights amendments between 1879 and 1998. The texts of most of these amendments either are similar to the proposed federal amendment or restate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The timing of the enactment of these state amendments and the choice of wording reflect both the ebb and flow of the women's movement in the United States and the political culture of the particular states at the time of passage. A brief history of the women's rights movement as it relates to the passage of state equal rights amendments is included. The report ends with the text and the date of enactment of each amendment.
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Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP): Formula and Estimated Allocation Rates

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP): Formula and Estimated Allocation Rates

Date: April 29, 2005
Creator: Whittaker, Julie M
Description: None
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What Do Local Elections Officials Think About Election Reform?: Results of a Survey

What Do Local Elections Officials Think About Election Reform?: Results of a Survey

Date: June 23, 2005
Creator: Fischer, Eric A & Coleman, Kevin J
Description: None
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Homeland Security Grant Formulas: A Comparison of Formula Provisions in S. 21 and H.R. 1544, 109th Congress

Homeland Security Grant Formulas: A Comparison of Formula Provisions in S. 21 and H.R. 1544, 109th Congress

Date: May 13, 2005
Creator: Reese, Shawn
Description: None
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Homeland Security Grant Formulas: A Comparison of Formula Provisions in S. 21 and H.R. 1544, 109th Congress

Homeland Security Grant Formulas: A Comparison of Formula Provisions in S. 21 and H.R. 1544, 109th Congress

Date: July 13, 2005
Creator: Reese, Shawn
Description: None
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State Medicaid Program Administration: A Brief Overview

State Medicaid Program Administration: A Brief Overview

Date: March 30, 2005
Creator: Grady, April
Description: None
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Child Welfare: State Performance on Child and Family Services Reviews

Child Welfare: State Performance on Child and Family Services Reviews

Date: June 29, 2005
Creator: Stoltzfus, Emilie
Description: This report begins with a short history of the legislation and other factors that led to the creation of the current CFSR and then briefly describes how a CFSR is conducted and what “substantial conformity” with federal child welfare policy means in the context of this review. Much has been made of the fact that no state was found to be in substantial conformity with all aspects of federal policy reviewed during the initial (FY2001-FY2004) round of the CFSRs. This report seeks to better understand that fact by looking closely at state performance on each of the performance indicators that determined compliance.
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Medicaid Upper Payment Limits and Intergovernmental Transfers: Current Issues and Recent Regulatory and Legistlative Action

Medicaid Upper Payment Limits and Intergovernmental Transfers: Current Issues and Recent Regulatory and Legistlative Action

Date: April 24, 2002
Creator: Herz, Elicia J
Description: None
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The State Children's Health Insurance Program: Eligibility, Enrollment, and Program Funding

The State Children's Health Insurance Program: Eligibility, Enrollment, and Program Funding

Date: March 21, 2001
Creator: Baumrucker, Evelyne P
Description: None
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State Sales Taxation of Internet Transactions

State Sales Taxation of Internet Transactions

Date: January 10, 2001
Creator: Luckey, John R
Description: None
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Preemption Language in Federal Environmental Statutes

Preemption Language in Federal Environmental Statutes

Date: July 29, 1999
Creator: Meltz, Robert
Description: None
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Electric Utility Restructuring: Overview of Basic Policy Questions

Electric Utility Restructuring: Overview of Basic Policy Questions

Date: January 7, 1999
Creator: Parker, Larry
Description: Proposals to increase competition in the electric utility industry involve segmenting electric functions (generation, transmission, distribution) that are currently integrated (or bundled) in most cases (both in terms of corporate and rate structures). This report identifies five basic issues this effort raises for the Congress to consider as the debate on restructuring proceeds.
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Electric Utility Restructuring: Overview of Basic Policy Questions

Electric Utility Restructuring: Overview of Basic Policy Questions

Date: January 28, 1997
Creator: Parker, Larry
Description: Proposals to increase competition in the electric utility industry involve segmenting electric functions (generation, transmission, distribution) that are currently integrated (or bundled) in most cases (both in terms of corporate and rate structures). This report identifies five basic issues this effort raises for the Congress to consider as the debate on restructuring proceeds.
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Year 2000 Computer Problem: State Government Issues

Year 2000 Computer Problem: State Government Issues

Date: September 30, 1999
Creator: Tehan, Rita
Description: The federal government sends and receives data from the states in support of many social service programs. Examples of such programs are: Medicare, Medicaid, Welfare, Food Stamps, and Unemployment Insurance. The federal government will not be able to deliver critical social services if data exchanges with state governments are not Y2K- compliant, yet there is no complete picture of their readiness.
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Community Development Block Grants: Funding and Other Issues in the 106th Congress

Community Development Block Grants: Funding and Other Issues in the 106th Congress

Date: September 20, 2000
Creator: Boyd, Eugene
Description: In this report Congress addresses a number of community development issues, including reauthorization of the CDBG and revision of the CDBG program definitions of entitlement communities and low- and moderate-income households. Congress also will consider legislation appropriating funds for the program for FY2001, including funding for a number of new initiatives proposed by the Clinton Administration.
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Federalism and the Constitution: Limits on Congressional Power

Federalism and the Constitution: Limits on Congressional Power

Date: March 21, 2001
Creator: Thomas, Kenneth R
Description: None
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Federalism, State Sovereignty and the Constitution: Basis and Limits of Congressional Power

Federalism, State Sovereignty and the Constitution: Basis and Limits of Congressional Power

Date: January 2, 2003
Creator: Thomas, Kenneth R
Description: None
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Federalism, State Sovereignty and the Constitution: Basis and Limits of Congressional Power

Federalism, State Sovereignty and the Constitution: Basis and Limits of Congressional Power

Date: September 5, 2003
Creator: Thomas, Kenneth R
Description: None
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Unfunded Mandate Reform Act: A Brief Summary

Unfunded Mandate Reform Act: A Brief Summary

Date: March 17, 1995
Creator: Osbourn, Sandra S
Description: None
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New Welfare Law: Comparison of the New Block Grant Program with Aid to Families with Dependent Children

New Welfare Law: Comparison of the New Block Grant Program with Aid to Families with Dependent Children

Date: October 6, 1997
Creator: Burke, Vee
Description: None
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The New Welfare Law: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

The New Welfare Law: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

Date: September 2, 1997
Creator: Burke, Vee
Description: None
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