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Authority of State Legislatures to Accept Funds Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Authority of State Legislatures to Accept Funds Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Date: March 25, 2009
Creator: Thomas, Kenneth R.
Description: This report analyzes the language contained in ยง 1607 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act),1 which provides that federal funds can be made available to a state by the federal government either after certification by a governor that such money will be requested and spent or after the adoption of a concurrent resolution by a state legislature. This report evaluates the authority of state legislatures to, by concurrent resolution, provide for the acceptance of federal funds.
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FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program: Overview and Issues

FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program: Overview and Issues

Date: March 25, 2009
Creator: Love, Natalie P.
Description: This report provides an overview and discussion of federal hazard mitigation assistance. Hazard mitigation can potentially reduce federal costs by decreasing the level of damage from future disasters. Of the $96.1 billion expended for disaster assistance since 1989, FEMA allocated $4.4 billion for hazard mitigation activities to prevent or ease the impact of natural disasters.
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The Global Nuclear Detection Architecture: Issues for Congress

The Global Nuclear Detection Architecture: Issues for Congress

Date: March 25, 2009
Creator: Shea, Dana A.
Description: This report provides background the detection of and protection against illicit acquisition and use of special nuclear material (SNM) including the global nuclear detection architecture to secure nuclear assets against diversion, theft, and attack. It also discusses related issues for Congress.
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Madagascar's 2009 Political Crisis

Madagascar's 2009 Political Crisis

Date: March 25, 2009
Creator: Ploch, Lauren
Description: This report discusses political tensions on the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar between President Marc Ravalomanana and Andry Rajoelina, the former mayor of the capital city, which escalated in early 2009, culminating in the President's forced removal from office.
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Retroactive Taxation of Executive Bonuses: Constitutionality of H.R. 1586 and S. 651

Retroactive Taxation of Executive Bonuses: Constitutionality of H.R. 1586 and S. 651

Date: March 25, 2009
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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Unemployment and Health Insurance: Current Legislation and Issues

Unemployment and Health Insurance: Current Legislation and Issues

Date: March 25, 2009
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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United States Military Casualty Statistics: Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom

United States Military Casualty Statistics: Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom

Date: March 25, 2009
Creator: Fischer, Hannah
Description: This report presents difficult-to-find statistics regarding U.S. military casualties in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF, Afghanistan), including those concerning medical evacuations, amputations, and the demographics of casualties.
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Zimbabwe: The Power Sharing Agreement and Implications for U.S. Policy

Zimbabwe: The Power Sharing Agreement and Implications for U.S. Policy

Date: March 25, 2009
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program: An Overview

Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program: An Overview

Date: March 24, 2009
Creator: Schacht, Wendy H.
Description: This report provides a brief overview of The Hollings Manufacturing Partnership (MEP), which is a program of regional centers set up to assist small and medium-sized manufacturing companies use knowledge and technologies developed under the auspices of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
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The National Institute of Standards and Technology: An Appropriations Overview

The National Institute of Standards and Technology: An Appropriations Overview

Date: March 24, 2009
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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National Special Security Events

National Special Security Events

Date: March 24, 2009
Creator: Reese, Shawn
Description: This report provides information on USSS legislative authority for National Special Security Events (NSSE), NSSE designation funding and training, and NSSE funding.
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Nonambulatory Livestock and the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act

Nonambulatory Livestock and the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act

Date: March 24, 2009
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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Patent Reform in the 111th Congress: Innovation Issues

Patent Reform in the 111th Congress: Innovation Issues

Date: March 24, 2009
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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The Proposed U.S.-South Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA): Provisions and Implications

The Proposed U.S.-South Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA): Provisions and Implications

Date: March 24, 2009
Creator: Cooper, William H.; Manyin, Mark E.; Jurenas, Remy & Platzer, Michaela D.
Description: This report is examines the provisions of the KORUS FTA in the context of the overall U.S.-South Korean economic relationship, U.S. objectives, and South Korean objectives.
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Tax Benefits for Health Insurance and Expenses: Overview of Current Law and Legislation

Tax Benefits for Health Insurance and Expenses: Overview of Current Law and Legislation

Date: March 24, 2009
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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U.S. Circuit and District Court Nominations: Senate Rejections and Committee Votes Other Than to Report Favorably, 1939-2009

U.S. Circuit and District Court Nominations: Senate Rejections and Committee Votes Other Than to Report Favorably, 1939-2009

Date: March 24, 2009
Creator: Rutkus, Denis S.
Description: This report lists the votes cast by the Judiciary Committee and the Senate on each of the 19 nominations and identifies senatorial courtesy, ideological disagreement, and concern over nominees' qualifications as among the circumstances that led to committee consideration of actions other than a favorable report.
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The U.S. Secret Service: An Examination and Analysis of Its Evolving Missions

The U.S. Secret Service: An Examination and Analysis of Its Evolving Missions

Date: March 24, 2009
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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Afghanistan: Post-Taliban Governance, Security, and U.S. Policy

Afghanistan: Post-Taliban Governance, Security, and U.S. Policy

Date: March 23, 2009
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Description: This report discusses the current political state of Afghanistan, focusing particularly on the influence of the Taliban and other militant groups and on the leadership of Afghan President Hamid Karzai. This report also discusses the U.S.-Afghanistan relationship and U.S. efforts under the Obama Administration to provide military, reconstructive, and stabilization aid.
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The Democratic Republic of Congo: Background and Current Developments

The Democratic Republic of Congo: Background and Current Developments

Date: March 23, 2009
Creator: Dagne, Ted
Description: This report discusses, in brief, the current political state of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as well as the crisis situation in eastern Congo that has displaced more than 250,000 civilians. It also describes U.S., U.N., and other international efforts to aid in resolving the crisis.
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The Global Economic Downturn and Protectionism

The Global Economic Downturn and Protectionism

Date: March 23, 2009
Creator: Ahearn, Raymond J.
Description: This report develops three scenarios to approximate different dimensions of the relationship between the global economic downturn and protectionism. The scenarios are not predictions, but descriptions of how and why pressures for protection could be manifested and transmitted under different circumstances and assumptions.
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Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Tax Incentive Resources

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Tax Incentive Resources

Date: March 23, 2009
Creator: Cunningham, Lynn J. & Roberts, Beth A.
Description: This report contains a list of authoritative resources is designed to assist in responding to a broad range of constituent questions and concerns about renewable energy and energy efficiency tax incentives.
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Rwanda: Background and Current Developments

Rwanda: Background and Current Developments

Date: March 23, 2009
Creator: Dagne, Ted
Description: This report discusses the current political conditions of Rwanda, including a brief historical overview. The report also includes information about the poor human rights conditions in Rwanda and U.S. Rwanda relations.
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The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA): Does It Provide for a Private Cause of Action?

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA): Does It Provide for a Private Cause of Action?

Date: March 23, 2009
Creator: Mason, R. Chuck
Description: This report discusses the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, which seeks to provide for, strengthen, and expedite the national defense by protecting servicemembers, enabling them to "devote their entire energy to the defense needs of the Nation." The SCRA protects servicemembers by temporarily suspending certain judicial and administrative proceedings and transactions that may adversely affect their legal rights during military service.
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Statutory Royalty Rates for Digital Performance of Sound Recordings: Decision of the Copyright Royalty Board

Statutory Royalty Rates for Digital Performance of Sound Recordings: Decision of the Copyright Royalty Board

Date: March 23, 2009
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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