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 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
The Speaker of the House: House Officer, Party Leader, and Representative

The Speaker of the House: House Officer, Party Leader, and Representative

Date: February 11, 2011
Creator: Heitshusen, Valerie
Description: This report discusses the three roles of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, who is widely viewed as symbolizing the power and authority of the House. The Speaker's most prominent role is that of presiding officer of the House. The Speaker also serves as leader of the majority party conference. The Speaker's third distinct role is that of an elected Member of the House.
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Special Acquisition Authorities Command in the House and Senate Proposals to Create a Department of Homeland Security

Special Acquisition Authorities Command in the House and Senate Proposals to Create a Department of Homeland Security

Date: September 20, 2002
Creator: Luckey, John R
Description: None
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Special Immigrant Juveniles: In Brief

Special Immigrant Juveniles: In Brief

Date: August 29, 2014
Creator: Wasem, Ruth Ellen
Description: This report provides a brief explanation of the statutory basis of special immigrant juvenile (SIJ) status and how it has evolved. It also presents statistics on the number of children who have applied for and received SIJ status since FY2005. The report concludes with a discussion of the applicability of SIJ status for unaccompanied alien children.
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The Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program

The Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program

Date: January 14, 2009
Creator: Burrows, Vanessa K.
Description: This report discusses the Special Inspector General provisions in the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, H.R. 1424, which was enacted as P.L. 110-343 on October 3, 2008. This Act created a Special Inspector General (SIG) for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). This report will compare the duties and authorities of the SIG TARP to those of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR) and the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), as well as statutory IGs under the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended (IG Act).
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The Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIG TARP)

The Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIG TARP)

Date: November 5, 2008
Creator: Burrows, Vanessa K.
Description: This report discusses the Special Inspector General provisions in the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, H.R. 1424, which was enacted as P.L. 110-343 on October 3, 2008. This Act created a Special Inspector General (SIG) for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). This report will compare the duties and authorities of the SIG TARP to those of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR) and the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), as well as statutory IGs under the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended (IG Act).
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Special Operations Forces in Operation Enduring Freedom: Background and Issues for Congress

Special Operations Forces in Operation Enduring Freedom: Background and Issues for Congress

Date: October 15, 2001
Creator: Bruner, Edward F; Bolkcom, Christopher & O'Rourke, Ronald
Description: None
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Special Operations Forces in Operation Enduring Freedom: Background and Issues for Congress

Special Operations Forces in Operation Enduring Freedom: Background and Issues for Congress

Date: May 23, 2002
Creator: Bruner, Edward F; Bolkcom, Christopher & O'Rourke, Ronald
Description: None
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Special Operations Forces (SOF) and CIA Paramilitary Operations: Issues for Congress

Special Operations Forces (SOF) and CIA Paramilitary Operations: Issues for Congress

Date: January 4, 2005
Creator: Best Jr., Richard A & Feickert, Andrew
Description: None
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Special Order Speeches and Other Forms of Non-Legislative Debate in the House

Special Order Speeches and Other Forms of Non-Legislative Debate in the House

Date: November 24, 2010
Creator: Palmer, Betsy
Description: This report briefly discusses non-legislative debate in the House of Representatives, specifically special order speeches, one-minute speeches, and morning hour debate. The purpose of these practices is to permit Members to address the House for specified durations and at specified times of their own choosing, outside the consideration of legislative business.
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Special Order Speeches and Other Forms of Non-Legislative Debate in the House

Special Order Speeches and Other Forms of Non-Legislative Debate in the House

Date: March 19, 2002
Creator: Carr, Thomas P
Description: None
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