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 Decade: 2000-2009
 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
The Budget for Fiscal Year 2008

The Budget for Fiscal Year 2008

Date: January 4, 2008
Creator: Austin, D. Andrew
Description: This report discusses the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) FY2009 budget request of $2.676 billion that would provide a 17.9% increase ($406 million) over FY2008. It includes an overview and breakdowns for specific programs: Foods Program, Human Drugs Program, Biologics program, Animal Drugs and Feed Program, and the Devices and Radiological Health Program.
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Increases in Tricare Costs: Background and Options for Congress

Increases in Tricare Costs: Background and Options for Congress

Date: May 6, 2008
Creator: Best, Jr., Richard A.
Description: In its FY2007 budget submission, the Department of Defense (DOD) proposed increases in Tricare enrollment fees, deductibles, and pharmacy co-payments for retired beneficiaries not yet eligible for Medicare. The raises were justified by DOD as necessary to constrain the growth of health care spending as a proportion of the overall defense budget in the next decade. Many beneficiaries argued that the proposed hikes were unfair and unnecessary. The FY2007 Defense Authorization Act prohibited increases in premiums, deductibles, and co-payments prior to September 30, 2007. The FY2008 National Defense Authoriztion Act extended the prohibition of increases in co-payments and enrollment fees until October 2008 and Congress may move to extend them further.
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Financial Regulatory Reform: Analysis of the Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA) as Proposed by the Obama Administration and H.R. 3126

Financial Regulatory Reform: Analysis of the Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA) as Proposed by the Obama Administration and H.R. 3126

Date: November 9, 2009
Creator: Carpenter, David H. & Jickling, Mark
Description: This report provides a brief summary of the Obama Administration's Consumer Financial Protection Agency Act of 2009 (CFPA) and delineates some of the substantive differences between it and H.R. 3126, as ordered to be reported by the House Financial Services Committee, as well as the version that was ordered to be reported by the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
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Financial Regulatory Reform: Analysis of the Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA) as Proposed by the Obama Administration and H.R. 3126

Financial Regulatory Reform: Analysis of the Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA) as Proposed by the Obama Administration and H.R. 3126

Date: July 17, 2009
Creator: Carpenter, David H. & Jickling, Mark
Description: This report provides a brief summary of the President's Consumer Financial Protection Agency Act of 2009 (the CPFA Act or the Act) and delineates some of the substantive differences between it and H.R. 3126, as introduced. It then analyzes some of the policy implications of the proposal, focusing on the separation of safety and soundness regulation from consumer protection, financial innovation, and the scope of regulation. The report then raises some questions regarding state law preemption, sources of funding, and rule-making procedures that the Act does not fully answer.
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Financial Regulatory Reform: Analysis of the Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA) as Proposed by the Obama Administration and H.R. 3126

Financial Regulatory Reform: Analysis of the Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA) as Proposed by the Obama Administration and H.R. 3126

Date: September 9, 2009
Creator: Carpenter, David H. & Jickling, Mark
Description: This report provides a brief summary of the President's Consumer Financial Protection Agency Act of 2009 and delineates some of the substantive differences between it and H.R. 3126, as introduced. It then analyzes some of the policy implications of the proposal, focusing on the separation of safety and soundness regulation from consumer protection, financial innovation, and the scope of regulation.
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Products Liability: A Legal Overview

Products Liability: A Legal Overview

Date: January 16, 2009
Creator: Chu, Vivian S.
Description: This report discusses products liability, which refers to the liability of a manufacturer or seller for injury caused by his product to the person or property of a buyer or third party. Legal developments starting in the 1960s, particularly the adoption of strict tort liability, have made it substantially easier for persons injured by defective products to recover damages.
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Asbestos Compensation Act of 2000

Asbestos Compensation Act of 2000

Date: April 13, 2000
Creator: Cohen, Henry
Description: This report summarizes H.R. 1283, 106th Congress, the Asbestos Compensation Act of 2000, as ordered to be reported with amendments by the House Committee on the Judiciary on March 16, 2000. The bill would create an administrative procedure for asbestos liability claims.
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Homeland Security Act of 2002: Tort Liability Provisions

Homeland Security Act of 2002: Tort Liability Provisions

Date: November 27, 2002
Creator: Cohen, Henry
Description: None
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Products Liability: A Legal Overview

Products Liability: A Legal Overview

Date: July 9, 2002
Creator: Cohen, Henry
Description: None
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Products Liability: A Legal Overview

Products Liability: A Legal Overview

Date: September 9, 2002
Creator: Cohen, Henry
Description: None
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Products Liability: A Legal Overview

Products Liability: A Legal Overview

Date: October 4, 2002
Creator: Cohen, Henry
Description: None
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Products Liability: A Legal Overview

Products Liability: A Legal Overview

Date: December 3, 2002
Creator: Cohen, Henry
Description: None
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Products Liability: A Legal Overview

Products Liability: A Legal Overview

Date: February 5, 2003
Creator: Cohen, Henry
Description: None
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Products Liability: A Legal Overview

Products Liability: A Legal Overview

Date: July 11, 2003
Creator: Cohen, Henry
Description: None
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Products Liability: A Legal Overview

Products Liability: A Legal Overview

Date: June 12, 2003
Creator: Cohen, Henry
Description: None
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Products Liability: A Legal Overview

Products Liability: A Legal Overview

Date: August 1, 2003
Creator: Cohen, Henry
Description: None
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Products Liability: A Legal Overview

Products Liability: A Legal Overview

Date: October 6, 2003
Creator: Cohen, Henry
Description: None
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Products Liability: A Legal Overview

Products Liability: A Legal Overview

Date: August 15, 2003
Creator: Cohen, Henry
Description: None
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Products Liability: A Legal Overview

Products Liability: A Legal Overview

Date: May 2, 2003
Creator: Cohen, Henry
Description: None
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Products Liability: A Legal Overview

Products Liability: A Legal Overview

Date: April 14, 2003
Creator: Cohen, Henry
Description: None
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Products Liability: A Legal Overview

Products Liability: A Legal Overview

Date: April 11, 2003
Creator: Cohen, Henry
Description: None
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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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Products Liability: A Legal Overview

Products Liability: A Legal Overview

Date: October 28, 2005
Creator: Cohen, Henry
Description: None
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Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, H.R. 1036, 108th Congress: Legal Analysis

Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, H.R. 1036, 108th Congress: Legal Analysis

Date: April 10, 2003
Creator: Cohen, Henry
Description: None
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