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Air Force B-21 Raider Long-Range Strike Bomber

Description: This report discusses the development of a new long-range bomber aircraft, the B-21 Raider (previously known as LRS-B). The U.S. Department of Defense proposes to acquire at least 100 of them, initially to replace the fleets of B-1 and B-2 bombers, and possibly to replace B-52s in the future.
Date: October 12, 2018
Creator: Gertler, Jeremiah
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Peace Corps: Current Issues

Description: This report discuses the Peace Corps functions and funding as well as current issues, including: the available funding for Peace Corps expansion, whether volunteers are able to function in a safe and secure environment, and volunteer access to abortion.
Date: October 12, 2018
Creator: Lawson, Marian L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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[TXSSAR Committee Reports: October 12 -14, 2018]

Description: Committee Reports for the Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution October 12 - 14, 2018 Board of Managers meeting.
Date: 2018-10-12/2018-10-14
Creator: Texas Society Sons of the American Revolution
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[TXSSAR Officer Reports: October 12 - 14, 2018]

Description: Officer Reports for the Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution October 12 - 14, 2018 Board of Managers meeting.
Date: 2018-10-12/2018-10-14
Creator: Texas Society Sons of the American Revolution
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Fiscal Year 2019 Appropriations for the Department of Energy

Description: This report discusses the appropriations budget for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), funding proposed in the request, and key changes .
Date: September 12, 2018
Creator: Clark, Corrie E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Fiscal Year 2019 Appropriations for the Department of Energy

Description: This report discusses the President's FY2019 budget request for the Department of Energy (DOE), funding proposed in the request, funding proposed by the conference committee, and key changes.
Date: September 12, 2018
Creator: Clark, Corrie E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Supreme Court Nomination: CRS Products

Description: This report lists key Congressional Research Service (CRS) products on the judicial decisions of Justice Kennedy and Judge Kavanaugh, as well as information on Supreme Court vacancies and nominations.
Date: July 12, 2018
Creator: Nolan, Andrew
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Ebola: Democratic Republic of Congo

Description: This report discusses an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), first reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) on May 8, 2018. As of June 10, 2018, WHO reported a total of 55 cases, including 28 deaths.
Date: June 12, 2018
Creator: Salaam-Blyther, Tiaji & Chavers, Monyai L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The June 12 Trump-Kim Jong-un Summit

Description: This report covers the June 12, 2018 meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. During the meeting the two discussed North Korea's nuclear program, building a peace regime on the Korean Peninsula, and the future of U.S. relations with North Korea.
Date: June 12, 2018
Creator: Manyin, Mark E. & Nikitin, Mary Beth D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Millennium Challenge Corporation

Description: This report provides an overview of the Millennium Challenge Corporation's (MCC) functions, funding, and success rate. The MCC provides economic assistance through a competitive selection process to developing nations that demonstrate positive performance in three areas: ruling justly, investing in people, and fostering economic freedom.
Date: April 12, 2018
Creator: Tarnoff, Curt
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Softwood Lumber Imports from Canada: Current Issues

Description: This report discusses current issues and developments in "Lumber V", a dispute between Canada and the U.S. over the pricing and quantity of softwood lumber imports from Canada to the U.S., which has been a source of friction between the two countries for decades.
Date: April 12, 2018
Creator: Hoover, Katie & Fergusson, Ian F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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U.S. Senate Vacancies: Contemporary Developments and Perspectives

Description: This report discusses the procedures for filling a vacant Senate seat and provides a brief description of the most recent Senate vacancies and the election proceedings used to fill the vacancies. Various legislative proposals to alter the procedures for filling Senate vacancies are also discussed.
Date: April 12, 2018
Creator: Neale, Thomas H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Class Actions are Back at the Supreme Court: Statutory Time Limits and "Serial Relitigation" of Class Certification

Description: This report discusses the the Supreme Court case of "China Agritech v. Rush" which concerns whether a plaintiff in a failed class action suit can sue again individually even if they would have normally been barred from doing so by the statute of limitations. The report explores the history behind the existing rules that apply with respect to statutes of limitations and class actions (the American Pipe rule), before discussing the specifics of China Agritech and the importance of the case for Congress.
Date: March 12, 2018
Creator: Freeman, Wilson C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Constitutionality of Censuring the President

Description: This report discusses whether Congressional censure of the President is constitutional and provides examples of past Congressional censures of presidents.
Date: March 12, 2018
Creator: Garvey, Todd
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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EPA's Wood Stove/Wood Heater Regulations: Frequently Asked Questions

Description: This report presents some of the most frequent questions raised concerning the EPA's new wood heater emissions rule, so as to provide basic background information about the final wood heater rule, its potential impacts, and stakeholder reactions to it.
Date: March 12, 2018
Creator: McCarthy, James E. & Shouse, Kate C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Latin American and the Caribbean: Issues in the 115th Congress

Description: This report provides an overview of U.S. policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean during the 115th Congress. It begins with background on the region's political and economic environment and then examines U.S. policy toward the region, focusing on the Trump Administration. The report then examines selected regional and country issues, highlighting congressional interest and legislative action. An Appendix lists hearings on the region in the 115th Congress.
Date: March 12, 2018
Creator: Sullivan, Mark P.; Beittel, June S.; DeBruyne, Nese F.; Meyer, Peter J.; Seelke, Clare Ribando; Taft-Morales, Maureen et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Northern Ireland, Brexit, and the Irish Border

Description: This report discusses the issue of Northern Ireland's border with the Republic of Ireland following Brexit and the ongoing negotiations regarding the issue.
Date: March 12, 2018
Creator: Archick, Kristin & Mix, Derek E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Northern Ireland: Current Issues and Ongoing Challenges in the Peace Process

Description: This report discusses the history of the implementation of the 1998 "Good Friday" Peace Agreement in Northern Ireland, ongoing challenges in the peace process, initiatives to further peace, and current issues surrounding the collapse of the devolved government and the refusal to form a coalition by either major party and the Brexit negotiations.
Date: March 12, 2018
Creator: Archick, Kristin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Threats to National Security Foiled? A Wrap Up of New Tariffs on Steel and Aluminium.

Description: This report discusses the new tariffs on steel and aluminium imports which go into effect on March 23, 2018. Possible effects of the tariff on the American market and reactions to the tariffs by other countries are also discussed.
Date: March 12, 2018
Creator: Lewis, Caitlin Devereaux
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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D.C. Circuit Court Upholds as Constitutional the Structure of the CFPB: Part 1

Description: This report discusses the decision of the D.C. Circuit Appeals Court which upheld the structural design of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). This report begins with a brief summary of the Supreme Court's views of the President's removal power before addressing the PHH litigation and the en banc majority opinion. Part II of this series will address some of the separate opinions issued in the case and then highlight certain implications for Congress.
Date: February 12, 2018
Creator: Garvey, Todd & Cole, Jared P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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