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 Decade: 2000-2009
 Year: 2009
 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
Mountaintop Mining: Background on Current Controversies

Mountaintop Mining: Background on Current Controversies

Date: October 28, 2009
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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National Security Letters: Proposed Amendments in the 111th Congress

National Security Letters: Proposed Amendments in the 111th Congress

Date: October 28, 2009
Creator: Doyle, Charles
Description: This report includes a chart comparing the provisions of the bills and current law. It also reprints the text of the five National Security Letters (NSL) statutes as they now appear and as they appeared prior to amendment by the USA PATRIOT Act (to which form they would have returned under some of the bills).
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U.S. Fossil Fuel Resources: Terminology, Reporting, and Summary

U.S. Fossil Fuel Resources: Terminology, Reporting, and Summary

Date: October 28, 2009
Creator: Whitney, Gene; Behrens, Carl E. & Glover, Carol
Description: This report describes the characteristics of fossil fuels that make it necessary to use precise terminology (oil, natural gas, and coal), summarizes the major terms and their meanings, and provides a brief summary of U.S. endowment of fossil fuels and the relationship between the U.S. fossil fuel energy endowment and those of other nations.
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The United Arab Emirates Nuclear Program and Proposed U.S. Nuclear Cooperation

The United Arab Emirates Nuclear Program and Proposed U.S. Nuclear Cooperation

Date: October 28, 2009
Creator: Blanchard, Christopher M. & Kerr, Paul K.
Description: This report provides background information on the UAE nuclear program, reviews developments to date, analyzes proposed nuclear cooperation with the United States, and discusses relevant legislative proposals and options.
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The Federal Communications Commission: Current Structure and Its Role in the Changing Telecommunications Landscape

The Federal Communications Commission: Current Structure and Its Role in the Changing Telecommunications Landscape

Date: October 27, 2009
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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Public Safety Communications and Spectrum Resources: Policy Issues for Congress

Public Safety Communications and Spectrum Resources: Policy Issues for Congress

Date: October 27, 2009
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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Tanzania: Background and Current Conditions

Tanzania: Background and Current Conditions

Date: October 27, 2009
Creator: Dagne, Ted
Description: This report discusses the current political climate in Tanzania, an important U.S. ally in Africa. The report also provides some general background information.
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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: October 27, 2009
Creator: Ploch, Lauren
Description: This report provides an overview of Zimbabwe's March 2008 elections. The report discusses the power-sharing agreement, the transitional government, cholera outbreak, international reactions, and U.S. policy on Zimbabwe.
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2009 H1N1 "Swine Flu": CRS Experts

2009 H1N1 "Swine Flu": CRS Experts

Date: October 26, 2009
Creator: Lister, Sarah A.
Description: This report includes a table which provides access to names and contact information for CRS experts on policy concerns relating to swine influenza A virus (H1N1). Policy areas identified include: Identification, diagnosis, and surveillance of the virus; Treatment and prevention: antiviral drugs (Tamiflu, Relenza) and vaccines; Declarations of emergencies; Official plans and organizational responsibilities; and Restrictions on travel and trade.
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Dairy Market and Policy Issues

Dairy Market and Policy Issues

Date: October 26, 2009
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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Intellectual Property Rights Protection and Enforcement: Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930

Intellectual Property Rights Protection and Enforcement: Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930

Date: October 26, 2009
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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Mandatory Vaccinations: Precedent and Current Laws

Mandatory Vaccinations: Precedent and Current Laws

Date: October 26, 2009
Creator: Swendiman, Kathleen S.
Description: This report provides an overview of the legal precedent for mandatory vaccination laws, and of state laws that require certain individuals or populations, including school-aged children and health care workers, to be vaccinated against various communicable diseases. Also discussed are state laws providing for mandatory vaccinations during a public health emergency or outbreak of a communicable disease.
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Nitrous Oxide from Agricultural Sources: Potential Role in Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction and Ozone Recovery

Nitrous Oxide from Agricultural Sources: Potential Role in Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction and Ozone Recovery

Date: October 26, 2009
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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U.S. Accession to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations' Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (TAC)

U.S. Accession to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations' Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (TAC)

Date: October 26, 2009
Creator: Manyin, Mark E.; Garcia, Michael John & Morrison, Wayne M.
Description: This report analyzes the legal and diplomatic issues involved with accession to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (TAC).
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Afghanistan: Politics, Elections, and Government Performance

Afghanistan: Politics, Elections, and Government Performance

Date: October 23, 2009
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Description: This report discusses the current political state of Afghanistan, as well as the Afghan government. This report also discusses Afghanistan's relationship with the United States, particularly U.S. efforts to urge President Hamid Karzai to address corruption within the Afghan government.
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Air Force KC-X Tanker Aircraft Program: Background and Issues for Congress

Air Force KC-X Tanker Aircraft Program: Background and Issues for Congress

Date: October 23, 2009
Creator: O'Rourke, Ronald
Description: This report discusses issues for Congress in FY2011, which are whether to approve, reject, or modify DOD's new KC-X competition strategy, and whether to approve, reject, or modify the Air Force's request for FY2011 research and development funding for the new KC-X program.
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Coast Guard Deepwater Acquisition Programs: Background, Oversight Issues, and Options for Congress

Coast Guard Deepwater Acquisition Programs: Background, Oversight Issues, and Options for Congress

Date: October 23, 2009
Creator: O'Rourke, Ronald
Description: This report provides background information and oversight issues for Congress on the Coast Guard's Deepwater acquisition programs for replacing and modernizing the service's aging fleet of deepwater-capable ships and aircraft.
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Coast Guard Polar Icebreaker Modernization: Background, Issues, and Options for Congress

Coast Guard Polar Icebreaker Modernization: Background, Issues, and Options for Congress

Date: October 23, 2009
Creator: O'Rourke, Ronald
Description: This report provides background information and issues for Congress on the modernization of the Coast Guard's polar icebreaker fleet, which performs a variety of missions supporting U.S. interests in polar regions.
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Home Visitation for Families with Young Children

Home Visitation for Families with Young Children

Date: October 23, 2009
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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Reauthorizing the Satellite Home Viewing Provisions in the Communications Act and the Copyright Act: Issues for Congress

Reauthorizing the Satellite Home Viewing Provisions in the Communications Act and the Copyright Act: Issues for Congress

Date: October 23, 2009
Creator: Goldfarb, Charles B.
Description: This report discusses issues in the current and public policy debate regarding the communications act and the copyright act.
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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: October 23, 2009
Creator: Reese, Shawn
Description: This report frames potential policy questions concerning the U.S. Secret Service's (USSS's) mission and organization through an examination of the USSS history and its statutory authorities, mission, and present activities within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Proposed Employment Regulations

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Proposed Employment Regulations

Date: October 22, 2009
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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Federal Research and Development Funding: FY2010

Federal Research and Development Funding: FY2010

Date: October 22, 2009
Creator: Sargent, John F., Jr.
Description: This report summarizes the FY2010 budget request for research & development (R&D) funding, including comparisons to R&D funding requests in the FY2009 budget. This report breaks down in detail the various aspects of the President's FY2010 R&D funding request.
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Navy Aegis Cruiser and Destroyer Modernization: Background and Issues for Congress

Navy Aegis Cruiser and Destroyer Modernization: Background and Issues for Congress

Date: October 22, 2009
Creator: O'Rourke, Ronald
Description: The Navy has begun a multi-billion dollar program to modernize its 84 existing Aegis cruisers and destroyers over a period of more than 20 years. This report explores this program in detail, including the reasons for the program and the oversight issues it poses for Congress.
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