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Item Veto and Expanded Impoundment Proposals

Description: This report discusses President's authority to call for an item veto, or possibly expanded impoundment authority, consideration of impoundment reform, to provide him with greater control over federal spending.
Date: March 1, 2001
Creator: McMurtry, Virginia A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Surpluses and Federal Debt

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Date: March 1, 1999
Creator: Winters, Philip D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Inflation: Causes, Costs, and Current Status

Description: This report gives an overview of the causes, costs, and current status of Inflation.
Date: March 1, 2002
Creator: Makinen, Gail
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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An Overview of NASA's Mission to Planet Earth (MTPE)

Description: Mission to Planet Earth (MTPE) is the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) central contribution to the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). The MTPE program provides scientific information so policymakers and scientists can formulate strategies to mitigate human impacts on Earth's environment, such as ozone depletion, deforestation, and possible global warming.
Date: March 1, 1995
Creator: Radzanowski, David P. & Garber, Stephen J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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NAFTA: Related Environmental Issues and Initiatives

Description: The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) includes several environment-related provisions, that while limited, were lauded for their inclusion in a trade agreement. However, further environmental (and labor) assurances were needed to secure passage of NAFTA, and ultimately, the negotiating parties agreed to a side accord that promotes trilateral cooperation on environmental matters and includes provisions to address a party's failure to enforce environmental laws
Date: March 1, 2000
Creator: Tiemann, Mary
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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European Union's Arms Control Regime and Arms Exports to China: Background and Legal Analysis

Description: This report provides detailed background and legal analysis of the nature of the current European Union embargo on arms exports to China. It also provides detailed background on the European Union’s current Code of Conduct on Arms Exports. A strengthened version of the Code would be one of the control mechanisms that would remain should the EU lift the embargo on arms exports to China. This report also gives information on recent EU arms exports authorized for China. It further summarizes U.S. … more
Date: March 1, 2005
Creator: Grimmett, Richard F. & Papademetriou, Theresa
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Drug Control: International Policy and Approaches

Description: Over the past decade, worldwide production of illicit drugs has risen dramatically: opium and marijuana production has roughly doubled and coca production tripled. Street prices of cocaine and heroin have fallen significantly in the past 20 years, reflecting increased availability. Despite apparent national political resolve to deal with the drug problem, inherent contradictions regularly appear between U.S. anti-drug policy and other national policy goals and concerns. The mix of competing dom… more
Date: March 1, 2005
Creator: Perl, Raphael F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Federal Government Debt: Its Size and Economic Significance

Description: This report explains the different measures of the U.S. government debt, discusses the historical growth in the debt, identifies the owners of the debt,presents comparisons with the public debt in other countries and examines the potential economic risks associated with a growing federal debt.
Date: March 1, 2005
Creator: Cashell, Brian W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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FY2006 Appropriations for State and Local Homeland Security

Description: This report provides information about the FY2006 Appropriations for the Department of Transportation which is funded through the annual appropriation act. The committee recomo\monded ore funding than the house approved for highway programs and Amtrak.
Date: March 1, 2005
Creator: Reese, Shawn
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Saudi Arabia: Terrorist Financing Issues

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Date: March 1, 2005
Creator: Prados, Alfred B. & Blanchard, Christopher M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Baseline Budget Projections: A Discussion of Issues

Description: Between January 2001 and January 2005, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reduced its 10-year baseline projection for the period 2002-2011 from a peak surplus of $5.6 trillion to a deficit of $2.6 trillion for three reasons. First, about one third of the reduction is due to technical revisions CBO made to its projections (e.g., to account for the smaller than predicted growth in tax revenues). Second, the recession both reduced revenues and raised outlays automatically. This factor accounts … more
Date: March 1, 2005
Creator: Labonte, Marc
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The NATO Summit at Prague, 2002

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Date: March 1, 2005
Creator: Gallis, Paul E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Independent Truckers: The Effects of Recent Legislation on Earnings (Effects of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982 and the Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1983, as they affect highway-related taxes, two trailers, length and width of vehicles, and weights and loads)

Description: Congress passed legislation late in 1982 that is expected to have a significant effect on the annual net earnings of independent truckers. About 90 percent of fresh produce, most used household goods, and from one-third to one-half of all fabricated steel and other commodities transported by truck are hauled by independent truckers. The legislation raised the Federal fuel tax by 5 cents per gallon and significantly raised a highway use tax that is based on the weight of the vehicle. The legisla… more
Date: March 1, 1983
Creator: Thompson, Stephen J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Standardized Educational Test Scores

Description: Congressional Research Service (CRS) report entailing information about standardized educational test scores. Topics include, the American College Test (ACT), the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), controversies, etc..
Date: March 1, 1984
Creator: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs), Including "Mad Cow Disease": Public Health and Scientific Issues

Description: This report provides information on how most of the countries banned United States beef after the first report of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in a Canadian-born cow after the December 2003 U.S. report. This explains all the steps USDA has taken to reduce the positive cases of BSE by starting special programs. The efforts to identify and stop the spread of BSE and related disorders in humans, as well as the known and alleged threats to human health. It also looks at the scientific fou… more
Date: March 1, 2004
Creator: Lister, Sarah A. & Johnson, Judith A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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