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 Decade: 2010-2019
 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
Fluoride in Drinking Water: A Review of Fluoridation and Regulation Issues

Fluoride in Drinking Water: A Review of Fluoridation and Regulation Issues

Date: April 5, 2013
Creator: Tiemann, Mary
Description: This report discusses the potential benefits and adverse effects associated with the fluoridation of drinking water supplies. It also discusses the regulation of fluoride in drinking water to protect against adverse health effects from exposure to higher levels of fluoride, and it reviews the status of federal efforts to update the health risk assessment for fluoride and the primary drinking water standard for fluoride.
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Severe Thunderstorms and Tornadoes in the United States

Severe Thunderstorms and Tornadoes in the United States

Date: May 22, 2013
Creator: Folger, Peter
Description: This report discusses the natural basis of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes and the risk associated with them. The report also examines several options Congress could consider to potentially reduce the costs these destructive natural events.
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Extending Unemployment Compensation Benefits During Recessions

Extending Unemployment Compensation Benefits During Recessions

Date: October 1, 2014
Creator: Whittaker, Julie M. & Isaacs, Katelin P.
Description: This report describes the history of temporary federal extensions to unemployment benefits from 1980 to the present. Among these extensions is the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC08) program created by P.L. 110-252.
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Oil Sands and the Keystone XL Pipeline: Background and Selected Environmental Issues

Oil Sands and the Keystone XL Pipeline: Background and Selected Environmental Issues

Date: February 21, 2013
Creator: Ramseur, Jonathan L.; Lattanzio, Richard K.; Luther, Linda; Parfomak, Paul W. & Carter, Nicole T.
Description: This report focuses on selected environmental concerns raised in conjunction with the proposed pipeline and the oil sands crude it will transport. As such, the environmental issues discussed in this report do not represent an exhaustive list of concerns raised by environmental groups.
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Administrative Agencies and Claims of Unreasonable Delay: Analysis of Court Treatment

Administrative Agencies and Claims of Unreasonable Delay: Analysis of Court Treatment

Date: March 21, 2013
Creator: Shedd, Daniel T.
Description: This report discusses judicial remedies available for delayed agency actions that are somewhat limited. Generally, a court is restricted to ordering an agency to act by a specific deadline. The following sections outline the timing requirements imposed by the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), discuss the available judicial remedies when actions are found to be unreasonably delayed, and provide an examination of cases where courts have been asked to compel agency action. Finally, the report concludes with a discussion of legislative tools that Congress can use to try to set agency priorities.
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Nuclear Energy: Overview of Congressional Issues

Nuclear Energy: Overview of Congressional Issues

Date: March 14, 2014
Creator: Holt, Mark
Description: This report provides synthesis of key issues regarding nuclear energy and discusses basics facts and statistics, as well as major nuclear energy issues.
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Military Medical Care: Questions and Answers

Military Medical Care: Questions and Answers

Date: January 7, 2013
Creator: Jansen, Don J. & Blakeley, Katherine
Description: This report answers several frequently asked questions about military health care, including: how the system is structured, a TRICARE summary, TRICARE eligibility and plan options, cost of military health care to beneficiaries, relationship of TRICARE to MEDICARE, how the Affordable Care Act affects TRICARE, long-term trends of defense health care costs, and a summary of the fund which funds TRICARE - the Medicare Eligible Retiree Health Care fund.
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Argentina's Defaulted Sovereign Debt: Dealing with the "Holdouts"

Argentina's Defaulted Sovereign Debt: Dealing with the "Holdouts"

Date: February 6, 2013
Creator: Hornbeck, J. F.
Description: This report reviews Argentina's financial crisis, the bond exchanges of 2005 and 2010, ongoing litigation, prospects for a final solution, related U.S. legislation, and broader policy issues. These include lessons on the effectiveness and cost of Argentina's default strategy, the ability to force sovereigns to meet their debt obligations, and ways to avoid future defaults like Argentina's.
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Cuba: U.S. Policy and Issues for the 113th Congress

Cuba: U.S. Policy and Issues for the 113th Congress

Date: March 29, 2013
Creator: Sullivan, Mark P.
Description: This report analyzes Cuba's political and economic situation, U.S. policy toward Cuba, and selected issues in U.S.-Cuban relations.
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Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC08): Status of Benefits Prior to Expiration

Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC08): Status of Benefits Prior to Expiration

Date: August 11, 2014
Creator: Isaacs, Katelin P. & Whittaker, Julie M.
Description: This report summarizes the structure of Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC08) benefits available prior to program expiration at the end of calendar year 2013 and provides the legislative history of the EUC08 program.
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