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

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

Date: November 8, 2005
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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Water Quality: Implementing the Clean Water Act

Water Quality: Implementing the Clean Water Act

Date: November 8, 2005
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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Dallas Love Field: The Wright and Shelby Amendments

Dallas Love Field: The Wright and Shelby Amendments

Date: November 9, 2005
Creator: Tatelman, Todd B.
Description: The history of the Wright Amendment dates back to the 1960s when the now defunct Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) proposed the creation of a single regional airport in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) area. This report discusses legislation affecting the Wright/Shelby restrictions that have been introduced in the 109th Congress.
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Federal Deposit Insurance Reform Legislation (Including Budgetary Implications)

Federal Deposit Insurance Reform Legislation (Including Budgetary Implications)

Date: November 9, 2005
Creator: Miles, Barbara L & Jackson, William D
Description: This report discusses two major deposit insurance reform bills that are currently before Congress, the Federal Deposit Insurance Reform Act of 2005 and the Safe and Fair Deposit Insurance Act of 2005. Both bills, if passed, would effectively raise assessments paid by banks and savings associations to the deposit insurance fund.
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Federal Voluntary Voting System Guidelines: Summary and Analysis of Issues

Federal Voluntary Voting System Guidelines: Summary and Analysis of Issues

Date: November 9, 2005
Creator: Fischer, Eric A
Description: This report begins with a discussion of the historical context of the VVSG, followed by a summary of the guidelines and a discussion of each of the issues identified above. However, there are many specific issues, such as whether wireless communications should be permitted, that are not covered here. The report also briefly summarizes relevant legislative proposals in the 109th Congress
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Homeland Security Research and Development Funding, Organization, and Oversight

Homeland Security Research and Development Funding, Organization, and Oversight

Date: November 9, 2005
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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WTO Doha Round: Agricultural Negotiating Proposals

WTO Doha Round: Agricultural Negotiating Proposals

Date: November 9, 2005
Creator: Hanrahan, Charles E & Schnepf, Randy
Description: The pace of negotiations in the Doha Round of multilateral trade negotiations has quickened as the mid-December Hong Kong Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) approaches. At Hong Kong, WTO member countries are expected to reach agreements on specific measures (known as modalities) to expand global trade in agricultural and industrial products and services and set the stage for intensive negotiations that would take place during 2006. Despite intense negotiations, agreements on modalities, especially for agriculture, have eluded negotiators. This report provides background information on the WTO, the Doha Round, the key negotiating groups, and a schedule of historical and upcoming events relevant to the agricultural negotiations; reviews the agreements reached in the July 2004 framework and identifies issues that remain to be resolved by the Hong Kong Ministerial in December; discusses and compares the major agricultural negotiating proposals; and discusses the potential effects of an agricultural agreement on U.S. farm policy.
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Avian Influenza: Agricultural Issues

Avian Influenza: Agricultural Issues

Date: November 10, 2005
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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Budget Reconciliation and the PBGC

Budget Reconciliation and the PBGC

Date: November 10, 2005
Creator: Renade, Neela K
Description: The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) posted a deficit of $23.5 billion as of the latest reporting period, and the deficit is expected to grow further. Major bills introduced in the 109th Congress to reform funding rules for the defined benefit pension system and to raise PBGC premiums include H.R. 2830 and S. 1783. Neither has yet passed the full House or Senate. PBGC premiums are an important source of revenue for meeting the budget reconciliation targets. The House Budget Committee has reported out H.R. 4241, a budget reconciliation package that would raise PBGC premiums. The Senate has passed S. 1932, a budget reconciliation package that also contains PBGC premium increases.
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Dairy Policy Issues

Dairy Policy Issues

Date: November 10, 2005
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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Defense Procurement: Full Funding Policy — Background, Issues, and Options for Congress

Defense Procurement: Full Funding Policy — Background, Issues, and Options for Congress

Date: November 10, 2005
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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Fishery, Aquaculture, and Marine Mammal Legislation in the 109th Congress

Fishery, Aquaculture, and Marine Mammal Legislation in the 109th Congress

Date: November 10, 2005
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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Head Start: Background and Issues

Head Start: Background and Issues

Date: November 10, 2005
Creator: Gish, Melinda
Description: This report discusses federal program called head start program that has provided comprehensive early childhood development services to low-income children since 1965. The Head Start program has received increases of varying levels over the past two decades.
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Navy Force Structure and Shipbuilding Plans: Background and Issues for Congress

Navy Force Structure and Shipbuilding Plans: Background and Issues for Congress

Date: November 10, 2005
Creator: O'Rourke, Ronald
Description: None
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Pandemic Influenza: Domestic Preparedness Efforts

Pandemic Influenza: Domestic Preparedness Efforts

Date: November 10, 2005
Creator: Lister, Sarah A
Description: None
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Population Assistance and Family Planning Programs: Issues for Congress

Population Assistance and Family Planning Programs: Issues for Congress

Date: November 10, 2005
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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Proposals for a Commission on the Accountability and Review of Federal Agencies (CARFA): Analysis and Issues for Congress

Proposals for a Commission on the Accountability and Review of Federal Agencies (CARFA): Analysis and Issues for Congress

Date: November 10, 2005
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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Wagnon v. Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation:

Wagnon v. Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation:

Date: November 10, 2005
Creator: Murphy, M. Maureen
Description: None
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Bankruptcy Relief and Natural Disaster Victime

Bankruptcy Relief and Natural Disaster Victime

Date: November 14, 2005
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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Bosnia: Overview of Issues Ten Years After Dayton

Bosnia: Overview of Issues Ten Years After Dayton

Date: November 14, 2005
Creator: Kim, Julie
Description: On November 21-22, 2005, the United States will host a meeting with Bosnia’s collective leadership to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Dayton accords, an agreement brokered under U.S. leadership that ended the 1992-1995 conflict in Bosnia- Herzegovina. Since early 2005, the Bush Administration has given renewed emphasis to “unfinished business” in the western Balkan region, such as the unresolved status of Kosovo, a U.N.-run province of Serbia. The United States also seeks to bolster Bosnia’s further development as a unified, democratic, and stable state on the path toward Euro- Atlantic integration, including major constitutional reforms. This report provides an overview of prominent current issues concerning Bosnia and will be updated after the 10th anniversary meeting in Washington.
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Davis-Bacon Suspension and Its Legislative Aftermath

Davis-Bacon Suspension and Its Legislative Aftermath

Date: November 14, 2005
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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The International Space Station and the Iran Nonproliferation Act (INA): The Bush Administration's Proposed INA Amendment

The International Space Station and the Iran Nonproliferation Act (INA): The Bush Administration's Proposed INA Amendment

Date: November 14, 2005
Creator: Smith, Marcia S & Squassoni, Sharon
Description: None
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Millennium Challenge Account: Implementation of a New U.S. Foreign Aid Initiative

Millennium Challenge Account: Implementation of a New U.S. Foreign Aid Initiative

Date: November 14, 2005
Creator: Nowels, Larry
Description: This report discusses the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA), which provides assistance, through a competitive selection process, to developing nations that are pursing political and economic reforms in three areas: ruling justly, investing in people, and fostering economic freedom.
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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: November 14, 2005
Creator: Cooper, Edith F.
Description: This report discusses the approved reauthorization legislation to extend and amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (SDFSCA).
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