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 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
Advertising of Alcoholic Beverages: Should a Radio and TV Ban be Imposed?
This issue brief discusses the ongoing debate centered around television and radio advertising of alcoholic beverages, especially as it relates to the possible negative influence on the drinking habits of minors. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs9049/
Credit Default Swaps: Frequently Asked Questions
Credit default swaps are contracts that provide protection against default by third parties, similar to insurance. These financial derivatives are used by banks and other financial institutions to manage risk. The rapid growth of the derivatives market, the potential for widespread credit defaults (such as defaults for subprime mortgages), and operational problems in the over-the-counter (OTC) market where credit default swaps are traded, have led some policymakers to inquire if credit default swaps are a danger to the financial system and the economy. This report defines credit default swaps, explains their use by banks for risk management, and discusses the potential for systemic risk. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs10780/
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act: Titles III and VI, Regulation of Depository Institutions and Depository Institution Holding Companies
This report discusses Titles III and VI of the Dodd-Frank Act, which effectuate changes in the regulatory structure governing depository institutions and their holding companies and, thus, constitute a substantial component of the reform effort. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc103103/
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act: Titles III and VI, Regulation of Depository Institutions and Depository Institution Holding Companies
This report discusses Titles III and VI of the Dodd-Frank Act, which effectuate changes in the regulatory structure governing depository institutions and their holding companies and, thus, constitute a substantial component of the reform effort. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc491083/
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and International Trade: Legal Issues
This report examines the Consumer Product Safety Commission's (CPSC) role in regulating U.S. imported and exported consumer products. It also examines some of the international obligations that the United States has undertaken with respect to the promulgation of standards-related measures, such as mandatory consumer product safety regulations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc267878/
Inflation-Indexing Elements in Federal Entitlement Programs
This report identifies key indexing elements in major federal entitlement programs under current law and presents the information in a summary table. The report provides a brief description of the measures of consumer price change used to index various elements of these programs under current law, as well as the alternative measure of consumer price change (the Chained CPI-U) that has been proposed for computing Social Security cost-of-living-adjustments (COLAs) and making inflation adjustments to other federal programs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc462438/
Medicare Endorsed Prescription Drug Discount Card Program
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Medicare: Major Prescription Drug Provisions of Selected Bills
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Medicare: Major Prescription Drug Provisions of Selected Bills
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Medicare: Major Prescription Drug Provisions of Selected Bills
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Medicare: Prescription Drug Proposals
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Medicare Prescription Drug Provisions of S.1, as Passed by the Senate, and H.R. 1, as Passed by the House
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Medicare: Selected Prescription Drug Proposals
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Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit: An Overview of Implementation for Dual Eligibles
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Medicare: Side-by-Side Comparison of Selected Prescription Drug Bills
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Medicare Prescription Drug and Reform Legislation
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Overview of the Medicare Prescription Drug and Reform Legislation
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Overview of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003
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Medicare: Beneficiary Cost-Sharing Under Prescription Drug Legislation
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Medicare: Beneficiary Cost-Sharing Under Proposed Prescription Drug Benefits
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Medicare: Beneficiary Cost-Sharing Under Proposed Prescription Drug Benefits
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Infant Formula: National Problems
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Importing Prescription Drugs
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Importing Prescription Drugs
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Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (1998): Overview, Implementation by States, and Congressional Issues
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The Tobacco Settlement: An Overview
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The Tobacco Settlement: Issues
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Tobacco Legislation in the 105th Congress: Side-by-Side Comparison of S. 1415, S. 1530, S. 1638, S. 1889, H.R. 3474, and H.R. 3868
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Telemarketing: Dealing with Unwanted Telemarketing Calls
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Telemarketing: Dealing with Unwanted Telemarketing Calls
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Telemarketing: Dealing with Unwanted Telemarketing Calls
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Telemarketing: Dealing with Unwanted Telemarketing Calls
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Telemarketing: Dealing With Unwanted Telemarketing Calls
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Telemarketing: Dealing With Unwanted Telemarketing Calls
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Telemarketing: Dealing With Unwanted Telemarketing Calls
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Firestone Tire Recall: NHTSA, Industry, and Congressional Responses
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The Hatch-Waxman Act: Proposed Legislative Changes
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The Hatch-Waxman Act: Proposed Legislative Changes Affecting Pharmaceutical Patents
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The Hatch-Waxman Act: Proposed Legislative Changes Affecting Pharmaceutical Patents
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The Hatch-Waxman Act: Proposed Legislative Changes Affecting Pharmaceutical Patents
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The Hatch-Waxman Act: Proposed Legislative Changes Affecting Pharmaceutical Patents
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The Hatch-Waxman Act: Proposed Legislative Changes Affecting Pharmaceutical Patents
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The Hatch-Waxman Act: Proposed Legislative Changes Affecting Pharmaceutical Patents
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The Hatch-Waxman Act: Proposed Legislative Changes Affecting Pharmaceutical Patents
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The Hatch-Waxman Act: Proposed Legislative Changes Affecting Pharmaceutical Patents
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The Hatch-Waxman Act: Proposed Legislative Changes Affecting Pharmaceutical Patents
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The Hatch-Waxman Act: Proposed Legislative Changes Affecting Pharmaceutical Patents
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Consumers and Food Price Inflation
This report is divided into five sections that cover the following: major economic concepts underlying consumer food behavior; descriptions how U.S. food price inflation rates have evolved since 1915, when federal price data collection for inflation-measuring purposes began; information on recent history and projections for U.S. food expenditure shares relative to total household budget; an examination of retail food price inflation; and a discussion on the impact that rapid food price inflation can have on government food programs and the more vulnerable consumer groups. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc227643/
Consumers and Food Price Inflation
This report is divided into five sections that cover the following: major economic concepts underlying consumer food behavior; descriptions how U.S. food price inflation rates have evolved since 1915, when federal price data collection for inflation-measuring purposes began; information on recent history and projections for U.S. food expenditure shares relative to total household budget; an examination of retail food price inflation; and a discussion on the impact that rapid food price inflation can have on government food programs and the more vulnerable consumer groups. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc97973/
Consumers and Food Price Inflation
The heightened commodity price volatility of 2008 and the subsequent acceleration in U.S. food price inflation raised concerns and generated many questions about farm and food price movements by Members of Congress and their constituents. This report responds to those concerns by addressing the nature and measurement of retail food price inflation. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc627118/