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Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Recent Activities and Ongoing Developments

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Recent Activities and Ongoing Developments

Date: May 12, 2014
Creator: Ramseur, Jonathan L. & Hagerty, Curry L.
Description: This report provides a summary update of selected issues related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
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Afghanistan: Post-Taliban Governance, Security, and U.S. Policy

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

Date: May 29, 2014
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, in both the short and long term, and U.S. efforts under the Obama Administration to provide military, reconstructive, and stabilization aid.
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Crisis in the Central African Republic

Crisis in the Central African Republic

Date: May 14, 2014
Creator: Arieff, Alexis
Description: This report provides background on the evolving political, security, and humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR), which began when a fractious rebel coalition seized control of the central government in March 2013. The report also describes U.S. policy responses and analyzes possible issues for Congress, including oversight of U.S. humanitarian assistance and support for international stabilization efforts in CAR.
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Summary Cost Data for Health Plans Available in Maine's Exchange, 2014: Fact Sheet

Summary Cost Data for Health Plans Available in Maine's Exchange, 2014: Fact Sheet

Date: May 1, 2014
Creator: Elan, Nicholas; Fernandez, Bernadette & Mach, Annie L.
Description: This report discusses the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA, P.L. 111-148, as amended) that contains a number of provisions that may affect the individual health insurance market.
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How Social Security Benefits Are Computed: In Brief

How Social Security Benefits Are Computed: In Brief

Date: May 12, 2014
Creator: Meyerson, Noah P.
Description: This report discusses how Social Security benefits are currently computed, including information about eligibility, earnings, cost-of-living adjustments, factors that can affect benefit levels, and benefits for dependents.
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Conventional Prompt Global Strike and Long-Range Ballistic Missiles: Background and Issues

Conventional Prompt Global Strike and Long-Range Ballistic Missiles: Background and Issues

Date: May 5, 2014
Creator: Woolf, Amy F.
Description: This report provides an overview of the rationale for the Prompt Global Strike (PGS) mission and the possible deployment of conventional warheads on long-range ballistic missiles or boost-glide systems. It also reviews the Air Force and Navy efforts to develop these systems and summarizes congressional reaction to these proposals, then provides a more detailed account of the issues raised by these concepts and programs.
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House Standing Committees' Rules on Legislative Activities: Analysis for the 113th Congress

House Standing Committees' Rules on Legislative Activities: Analysis for the 113th Congress

Date: April 30, 2014
Creator: Koempel, Michael L.; Schneider, Judy & Jarrett, J. M.
Description: This report examines in text and tables how committees implemented House rules in their individual committee rules for the 113th Congress.
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The U.S. Secret Service: History and Missions

The U.S. Secret Service: History and Missions

Date: March 25, 2014
Creator: Reese, Shawn
Description: This report discusses potential policy questions concerning the U.S. Secret Service through an examination of the Service's history and its statutory authorities, mission, and present activities within Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
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Afghanistan: Drug Trafficking and the 2014 Transition

Afghanistan: Drug Trafficking and the 2014 Transition

Date: May 9, 2014
Creator: Rosen, Liana & Katzman, Kenneth
Description: This report describes key U.S. counternarcotics programs in Afghanistan in the context of the 2014 transition and analyzes policy issues related to these programs for Congress to consider as policy makers examine the drug problem in Afghanistan.
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The Power to Regulate Commerce: Limits on Congressional Power

The Power to Regulate Commerce: Limits on Congressional Power

Date: May 16, 2014
Creator: Thomas, Kenneth R.
Description: This report discusses the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution, which provides that the Congress shall have the power to regulate interstate and foreign commerce.
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