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Primary view of Covert Action: An Effective Instrument of U. S. Foreign Policy?
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October 21, 1996
Primary view of Credit Provisions of the Enacted 1996 Farm Bill
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May 16, 1996
Primary view of Crop Insurance and Risk Management: Provisions in the Enacted 1996 Farm Bill
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May 28, 1996
Primary view of Cuba: Issues for Congress
Sullivan, Mark P.
December 2, 1996
Primary view of Dairy Provisions of the Enacted 1996 Farm Bill
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May 17, 1996
Primary view of December 11, 1996 The Honorable George W. Bush Governor of Texas Governor's Office State Capitol, Room E1.304 Austin, Texas 78701 Dear Governor Bush: The Texas Health Reinsurance System (System), effective September 1, 1995, is operating according to statute (V.T.C.S. Insurance Code, Article 26) and its Plan of Operation. It is governed by a Board of Directors (Board), whose nine members are appointed by the Commissioner of Insurance. In addition, the Board and the Department of Insurance (Department) have the necessary controls to ensure efficient and effective management of the System. No public funds are at risk in the System because it is financed by reinsurance premiums and carrier assessments, and the assessments do not qualify as offsets to premium taxes. As of September l, 1996, the System had 44 small-employer insurance carriers, with 18 group and 52 individual health plans reinsured (a total of 168 individuals). Our recommendations concerning the System are as follows:  System Board of Directors Amend the Plan of Operation to include System requirements for reinsured carriers to provide their own audits. This Plan of Operation provision will serve as notice and explanation to reinsured carriers. The Board may also wish to consider tracking loss ratios for the reinsured carriers to help evaluate System performance.  Department of Insurance Consider asking the Legislature to change the two-year, non-staggered terms for the Board of Directors to two- or three-year staggered terms. Under current statute, unless a Board member agrees to serve another term, a new Board is created every two years. Consider appointing a small carrier to the Board of Directors when a private-industry vacancy occurs. The five private-industry members currently serving the Board are from medium and large companies, but more small companies participate in the System.
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December 11, 1996
Primary view of Department of Commerce Science and Technology Programs: Review of Dismantling Proposals in the 104th Congress
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December 5, 1996
Primary view of The Department of Energy's FY1996 Budget
Humphries, Marc
February 8, 1996
Primary view of DOE Laboratory Restructuring Legislation
Boesman, William C
December 4, 1996
Primary view of Economic Sanctions and the Former Yugoslavia: Current Status and Policy Considerations Through 1996
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December 16, 1996
Primary view of Effects of Flat Taxes and Other Proposals on Housing: An Overview
Gravelle, Jane G.
June 17, 1996
Primary view of Energy Efficiency: A New National Outlook?
Sissine, Fred
December 12, 1996
Primary view of EURATOM and the United States: Renewing the Agreement for Nuclear Cooperation
Behrens, Carl E. & Donnelly, Warren H.
April 26, 1996
Primary view of Europe and China — An Emerging Relationship
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June 21, 1996
Primary view of Executive Branch Reorganization
Relyea, Harold C.
December 6, 1996
Primary view of Export Administration Legislation
Harrison, Glennon J.; Shuey, Robert; Bowman, Steven R.; Grimmett, Jeanne J. & Davis, Zachary S.
August 27, 1996
Primary view of Federal Acquisition Reform Act of 1996
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April 29, 1996
Primary view of The Federal Budget Process: A Brief Outline
Saturno, James V.
April 26, 1996
Primary view of Federal Farm Promotion ("Check-off") Programs
Becker, Geoffrey S.
May 3, 1996
Primary view of The Federal Helium Program: The Reaction Over an Inert Gas
Mielke, James E
October 9, 1996
Primary view of The Flat Tax and Other Proposals: Effects on Housing
Gravelle, Jane G.
April 29, 1996
Primary view of Forest Fires and Forest Health
Gorte, Ross W.
June 7, 1996
Primary view of Fossil Energy Research and Development: Whither Coal?
Parker, Larry
November 20, 1996
Primary view of FY1997 USDA Budget: Food and Nutrition Programs
Jones, Jean Yavis
October 28, 1996