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U.S.-EU Cooperation Against Terrorism

U.S.-EU Cooperation Against Terrorism

Date: January 24, 2006
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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U.S.-Mexico Economic Relations: Trends, Issues, and Implications

U.S.-Mexico Economic Relations: Trends, Issues, and Implications

Date: January 24, 2006
Creator: Villarreal, M. Angeles
Description: None
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U.S.-Thailand Free Trade Agreement Negotiations

U.S.-Thailand Free Trade Agreement Negotiations

Date: January 24, 2006
Creator: unknown
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Visa Waiver Program

Visa Waiver Program

Date: January 24, 2006
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Wetland Issues

Wetland Issues

Date: January 24, 2006
Creator: Zinn, Jeffrey A & Copeland, Claudia
Description: Instead of a single comprehensive federal wetland protection law, multiple laws provide varying levels of protection in different forms: the permit program authorized in §404 in the Clean Water Act; programs for agricultural wetlands; laws that protect specific sites; and laws that protect wetlands which perform certain functions. Many protection advocates view these laws and their implementation as inadequate or uncoordinated. Others, who advocate the rights of property owners and development interests, by contrast, characterize these efforts, especially the §404 permit program, as too intrusive. Numerous state and local wetland programs add to the complexity of the protection effort.
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Afghanistan: Narcotics and U.S. Policy

Afghanistan: Narcotics and U.S. Policy

Date: January 25, 2006
Creator: Blanchard, Christopher M.
Description: This report describes the structure and development of the narcotics trade in Afghanistan and explores its relevance to Afghan, U.S., and international security interests, including the 9/11 Commission’s recommendation that the United States make a long term commitment to the stability and security of Afghanistan. The report provides current statistical information on the opium trade, profiles its various participants, explores alleged narco-terrorist linkages, and reviews the U.S. and international policy response since late 2001. The report also considers current policy debates regarding the role of the U.S. military in future counternarcotics operations in Afghanistan; planned opium poppy eradication; and funding issues for Congress.
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Appropriations for the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service in FY2006: Issues for Congress

Appropriations for the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service in FY2006: Issues for Congress

Date: January 25, 2006
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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Bolivia: Political and Economic Developments and Implications for U.S. Policy

Bolivia: Political and Economic Developments and Implications for U.S. Policy

Date: January 25, 2006
Creator: Ribando, Clare & Veillette, Connie
Description: This report includes background information on Bolivia’s political unrest, economic situation, and relations with the United States. In the past few years, Bolivia has experienced extreme political unrest resulting in the country having six presidents since 2001. Under policies of recently-elected leftist-leaning President Evo Morales, Bolivia's relations with neighboring countries, foreign investors, and the United States have been complicated. For some 20 years, U.S. interest in Bolivia has centered on its role as a coca producer and its relationship to Colombia and Peru, the two other major coca- and cocaine-producing countries in the Andes. U.S.-Bolivian relations have become tense in 2006 in the wake of the Morales government's questionable commitment to combating illegal drugs, increasing ties with Venezuela and Cuba, and the nationalization measure.
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Border Security: The Role of the U.S. Border Patrol

Border Security: The Role of the U.S. Border Patrol

Date: January 25, 2006
Creator: Nuñez-Neto, Blas
Description: This report includes some issues for Congress to consider which could include the slow rate of integration between the USBP’s biometric database of illegal aliens and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) biometric database of criminals and terrorists; the number of unauthorized aliens who die attempting to enter the country each year; the organized human smuggling rings that have proliferated as entering the country has become more difficult; and the threat posed by terrorists along the sparsely defended Northern border as well as the more porous Southwest border.
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Caribbean Region: Issues in U.S. Relations

Caribbean Region: Issues in U.S. Relations

Date: January 25, 2006
Creator: Sullivan, Mark P
Description: This report deals with broader issues in U.S. relations with the Caribbean and does not include an extensive discussion of Haiti and Cuba. U.S. policy toward these Caribbean nations is covered in two CRS products: CRS Report RL32294, Haiti: Developments and U.S. Policy Since 1991 and Current Congressional Concerns, and CRS Report RL32730, Cuba: Issues for the 109th Congress.
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Emergency Management Preparedness Standards: Overview and Options for Congress

Emergency Management Preparedness Standards: Overview and Options for Congress

Date: January 25, 2006
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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The Endangered Species Act (ESA) in the 109th Congress: Conflicting Values and Difficult Choices

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) in the 109th Congress: Conflicting Values and Difficult Choices

Date: January 25, 2006
Creator: Buck, Eugene H; Corn, M. Lynne; Sheikh, Pervaze A; Baldwin, Pamela & Meltz, Robert
Description: The 109th Congress is considering proposals to amend the Endangered Species Act (ESA; P.L. 93-205, 16 U.S.C. §§1531-1543). Major issues in recent years have included changing the role of science in decision-making, modifying critical habitat (CH) procedures, incorporating further protection and incentives for property owners, and increasing protection of listed species, among others. In addition, many have advocated enacting as law some ESA regulations promulgated during the Clinton Administration. This report identifies other bills that have been introduced in the 109th Congress to address specific concerns related to how the ESA is implemented and how endangered species are managed.
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Farm Labor Shortages and Immigration Policy

Farm Labor Shortages and Immigration Policy

Date: January 25, 2006
Creator: Levine, Linda
Description: This report first explains the connection made over the past several years between farm labor and immigration policies. It next examines the composition of the seasonal agricultural labor force and presents the arguments of grower and farmworker advocates concerning its adequacy relative to employer demand. The report closes with an analysis of the trends in employment, unemployment, time worked and wages of authorized and unauthorized farmworkers to determine whether they are consistent with the existence of a nationwide shortage of domestically available farmworkers.
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High Performance Computers and Export Control Policy: Issues for Congress

High Performance Computers and Export Control Policy: Issues for Congress

Date: January 25, 2006
Creator: McLoughlin, Glenn J. & Fergusson, Ian F
Description: Congress has a strong interest in export control policy with regard to technologies that may have both commercial and military applications outside of the United States. Through its constitutionally delegated authority to regulate foreign commerce, Congress has the authority to control exports for national security or foreign policy purposes. This report examines congressional interest in the exportation of High Performance Computers, which are either single computing machines (usually called supercomputers) or a cluster of easily available, high-end workstations or personal computers.
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Islam: Sunnis and Shiites

Islam: Sunnis and Shiites

Date: January 25, 2006
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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The Islamic Traditions of Wahhabism and Salafiyya

The Islamic Traditions of Wahhabism and Salafiyya

Date: January 25, 2006
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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Libya: Background and U.S. Relations

Libya: Background and U.S. Relations

Date: January 25, 2006
Creator: Blanchard, Christopher M
Description: This report provides background information on Libya and U.S.-Libyan relations; profiles Libyan leader Muammar al Qadhafi; discusses Libya’s political and economic reform efforts; and reviews current issues of potential congressional interest.
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NPT Compliance Issues

NPT Compliance Issues

Date: January 25, 2006
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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Refugee Admissions and Resettlement Policy

Refugee Admissions and Resettlement Policy

Date: January 25, 2006
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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Safeguarding the Nation’s Drinking Water: EPA and Congressional Actions

Safeguarding the Nation’s Drinking Water: EPA and Congressional Actions

Date: January 25, 2006
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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Trade Integration in the Americas

Trade Integration in the Americas

Date: January 25, 2006
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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U.N. Convention Against Torture (CAT): Overview and Application to Interrogation Techniques

U.N. Convention Against Torture (CAT): Overview and Application to Interrogation Techniques

Date: January 25, 2006
Creator: Garcia, Michael John
Description: None
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Wind Energy: Offshore Permitting

Wind Energy: Offshore Permitting

Date: January 25, 2006
Creator: Flynn, Aaron M.
Description: This report discusses the disputes over Corps jurisdiction prior to enactment of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 as well as the current law applicable to siting offshore wind facilities.
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The 2004 Corporate Tax and FSC/ETI Bill: The American Jobs Creation Act of 2004

The 2004 Corporate Tax and FSC/ETI Bill: The American Jobs Creation Act of 2004

Date: January 26, 2006
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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