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Abortion: Legal Control

Description: The U.S. Supreme Court decisions in Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 112 (1973), and Doe v. Bolton, 410 U.S. 179, which held generally that a State could no longer prohibit abortions in the first 6 months of pregnancy, caused several House and Senate members to move for an abortion prohibition effectuated by congressional action. To this end, proposed bills and constitutional amendments have been introduced in both Houses. Rather than having settled the abortion question conclusively, the Supreme Court decisions have kindled a national protest movement.
Date: August 12, 1976
Creator: Hall, James
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Actions of the Congress and the Federal Government on Smoking and Health

Description: This paper is a history of actions taken by the U.S. Congress and by the various departments and regulatory agencies of the Federal Government on the subject of smoking and health for the period from the mid-1950s to the end of the 95th Congress in 1978.
Date: September 26, 1979
Creator: Klebe, Edward R.
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Agencies Licensed for Inter-Country Adoption

Description: This report provides a a listing of licensed foreign adoption assistance and liaison groups.
Date: January 14, 1970
Creator: Howard, Evelyn
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Agriculture and the Environment

Description: This report discusses legislation and legislative proposals related to agriculture and environmental protection.
Date: January 4, 1971
Creator: Sherman, Harvey R.
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The American Electoral College: Origins, Development, Proposals for Reform or Abolition

Description: This report is a comprehensive annotated bibliography of substantive books, monographs, articles, and documents treating the origins, evolution, and current operational characteristics of the U.S. electoral college system, as well as proposals for its reform or abolition. An explanatory introduction is provided for readers unfamiliar with the issue.
Date: June 2, 1979
Creator: Neale, Thomas H.
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The Arab-Israeli Conflict Over Palestine: A Catalog of Issues and Problems as Defined by Opposing Arguments

Description: This report discusses the Arab-Israeli conflict and outlines major views on both sides regarding rights to the land and territorial divisions. It also discusses the ongoing military and economic warfare between them and international attempts to negotiate a diplomatic settlement. Maps illustrating historical divisions and proposals are provided.
Date: January 22, 1971
Creator: Mark, Clyde R.
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Basic Materials on Liberalized Depreciation Allowances Announced on January 11, 1971

Description: This report discusses the announcement on January 11, 1971, of the liberalization and deprecation of tax allowances for machinery and equipment and provides a selection of publications from the news media and government sources related to the announcement.
Date: January 25, 1971
Creator: Kohnen, Harold A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Child Abuse: History, Legislation and Issues

Description: This report discusses child abuse legislation in United States, child abuse prevention and treatment, incidence of child abuse and neglect. The report provides a summary of major legislation in the 1st session of the 95th congress.
Date: January 13, 1978
Creator: Jones, Jean Yavis
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

China-U.S. Relations

Description: This report discusses the background information and most recent development in U.S.-China relations since mid-1996. The relations also have been marred by continuing allegations of Chinese espionage, ongoing controversy over human rights, charges that China continues to violate its non-proliferation commitments, controversy over the accidental NATO bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade, and renewed tensions over Taiwan. The report describes current issues in U.S.-China relations such as; Human Rights Issues, Issues in U.S.-China Security Relations, Economic Issues, and Sovereignty Issues: Taiwan, Tibet, Hong Kong.
Date: July 20, 1976
Creator: Sutter, Robert G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Citizen Control Over Records Held by Third Parties

Description: The United States has become an information society. Government at every level and private industry have been collecting and using more personal information about individuals in the last several years than ever before. The Congress has been aware of this trend, and of the potencia1 for misuse of the information so collected; it has enacted several laws that protect the personal privacy of individuals, and respect the confidentiality of the information maintained about individuals by third parties. In this report, several privacy laws are summarized, and key provisions of each are compared, in order to make individual citizens aware of their rights , responsibilities and remedies under the law.
Date: December 8, 1978
Creator: Collins, Sarah P
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Comparison of Proposals Related to Family Assistance

Description: This report provides a table comparing various legislative proposals to reform the family assistance program and selected materials such as newspaper articles and government publications related to the debate on the subject.
Date: June 8, 1971
Creator: Malone, Margaret & Humphreys, Joseph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Comparison of Public Service Employment Provisions in the Emergency Employment Act of 1971 (P.L. 92-54), the Vetoed Employment and Manpower Act (s. 3867, 91st Congress), and the Proposed Social Security Amendments of 1971 (H. R. 1, 92nd Congress)

Description: This report discusses three legislative proposals related to public service employment provisions which were made as a part of welfare and social security reform bills. Each proposal is compared to the other two through the use of a table.
Date: July 27, 1971
Creator: Bolle, Mary Jane
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department