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Changes to "Too Big to Fail" Treasury Recommends Revisions to Dodd-Frank SIFI Designation Process for Non-Banks (Part 1)

Description: First part of a report discussing the Treasury Department's recent report recommending revisions to the Financial Stability Oversight Council's (FSOC's) process for designating non-bank financial institutions as "systematically important financial institutions (SIFI's) also known as "Too Big to Fail" institutions. This part provides general background on the SIFI designation process
Date: December 1, 2017
Creator: Sykes, Jay B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Changes to "Too Big to Fail" Treasury Recommends Revisions to Dodd-Frank SIFI Designation Process for Non-Banks (Part 2)

Description: Second part of a report discussing the Treasury Department's recent report recommending revisions to the Financial Stability Oversight Council's (FSOC's) process for designating non-bank financial institutions as "systematically important financial institutions (SIFI's) also known as "Too Big to Fail" institutions. This part discusses the legal debate over the designation process, the Treasury Department's recommended changes for the process, and how those changes may affect the Senate's consid… more
Date: December 1, 2017
Creator: Sykes, Jay B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Haiti's Political and Economic Conditions: In Brief

Description: This report describes Haiti's political structure and government, economy, police and army, and human rights and immigration issues. It also discusses UN missions in Haiti and U.S. relations with Haiti, including a a table outlining foreign aid amounts for Haiti from the U.S. for FY 2010-FY2018.
Date: December 1, 2017
Creator: Taft-Morales, Maureen
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Maritime Territorial and Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) Disputes Involving China: Issues for Congress

Description: This report provides background information and issues for Congress on maritime territorial and exclusive economic zone (EEZ) disputes in the East China (ECS) and South China Sea (SCS) involving China, with a focus on how these disputes may affect U.S. strategic and policy interests.
Date: December 1, 2017
Creator: O'Rourke, Ronald
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA): Resources for Frequently Asked Questions

Description: This report provides resources to help answer frequently asked questions regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA). It includes information and links for topics such as the individual mandate, private health insurance, exchanges and subsidies, employee-sponsored coverage, Medicaid and Medicare, specific populations, behavioral health, state innovation waivers, taxes, costs and statistics, and regulatory issues.
Date: December 1, 2017
Creator: Napili, Angela
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Proposed Offsets Exceed Spending for Agriculture in the Administration's Disaster Assistance Request

Description: This report discusses the Trump Administration's request for a third round of supplemental funding for disaster assistance which would include agricultural programs but be payed for by reducing agriculture funding overall in the future. It outlines programs that would be affected and possible impacts of the plan.
Date: December 1, 2017
Creator: Monke, Jim & Stubbs, Megan
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Supplemental Appropriations and the 2017 Hurricane Season

Description: This report provides tables listing all the bills, departments, and programs which received supplemental funding related to disaster relief after the 2017 hurricane season and wildfires in California.
Date: December 1, 2017
Creator: Painter, William L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Understanding the Speech or Debate Clause

Description: This report discusses the Speech or Debate Clause of the U.S. Constitution. Various views have been expressed by different court rulings and the disagreement between courts is also discussed.
Date: December 1, 2017
Creator: Garvey, Todd
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Central African Republic: Background and U.S. Policy

Description: This report provides an overview of the Central African Republic (CAR) social and political situation and has struggled to emerge from conflict and state collapse since 2013.
Date: December 1, 2016
Creator: Arieff, Alexis & Husted, Tomas F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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European Union Efforts to Counter Disinformation

Description: This report discusses European Union efforts to counter the use of propaganda by both state and non-state actors, including new strategies to combat disinformation.
Date: December 1, 2016
Creator: Morelli, Vincent L. & Archick, Kristin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Internet Sales and State Taxes: Policy Issues

Description: This report discusses Internet sales, which do not always include sales and use tax. Customers who do not pay sales or use tax to the vendor are typically required to remit the tax to their home state.
Date: December 1, 2016
Creator: Lowry, Sean & Lunder, Erika K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Kuwait: Governance, Security, and U.S. Policy

Description: This report examines Kuwait's relationships with its neighbors in the Persian Gulf, and its own political system which has been in turmoil since 2006. Kuwait remains pivotal to U.S. efforts to secure the Persian Gulf region because of its willingness to cooperate with U.S. strategy and military operations in the region and its proximity to both Iran and Iraq.
Date: December 1, 2016
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Policy and Supporting Positions

Description: A report containing data on over 9,000 Federal civil service leadership and support positions in the legislative and executive branches of the Federal Government that may be subject to noncompetitive appointment.
Date: December 1, 2016
Creator: United States. Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Department of Defense Contractor and Troop Levels in Iraq and Afghanistan: 2007-2015

Description: This report provides background information for Congress on the levels of Department of Defense (DOD) troop and contractor personnel deployed in support of prior and ongoing military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Date: December 1, 2015
Creator: Peters, Heidi M.; Schwartz, Moshe & Kapp, Lawrence
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Doubling Research and Development for Clean Energy: "Mission Innovation"

Description: This report briefly provides background for "Mission Innovation," a new initiative crafted by 20 countries to increase their public investment in research and development (R&D) in "clean energy" technologies.
Date: December 1, 2015
Creator: Leggett, Jane A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Federal Reserve: Oversight and Disclosure Issues

Description: This report provides an overview of existing Fed oversight and disclosure practices. It also considers the potential impact of greater oversight and disclosure on the Fed's independence and its ability to achieve its macroeconomic and financial stability goals.
Date: December 1, 2015
Creator: Labonte, Marc
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Lobbying Disclosure Act at 20: Analysis and Issues for Congress

Description: This report provides an retrospective and prospective analysis of the LDA on its 20th anniversary, using research conducted and data collected by the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M capstone class over the 2014-2015 academic year.
Date: December 1, 2015
Creator: Straus, Jacob R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Sequestration as a Budget Enforcement Process: Frequently Asked Questions

Description: This report provides basic information on sequesters generally, particularly those sequesters associated with the Budget Control Act of 2011. This report focuses on general processes associated with sequesters.
Date: December 1, 2015
Creator: Lynch, Megan S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Oversight and Investigations

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Date: December 1, 2014
Creator: Dolan, Alissa M.; Garvey, Todd & Oleszek, Walter J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Corporate Income Tax System: Overview and Options for Reform

Description: This report presents information and research on the corporate tax to help policy makers understand and evaluate arguments presented in the tax reform debate. This report first reviews the structure of the corporate income tax. Data on which companies pay the corporate tax, corporate tax revenue, and how the U.S. system compares to the rest of the world are then presented and analyzed. Next, the economic effects of the corporate tax are reviewed--including a discussion of the purpose of the cor… more
Date: December 1, 2014
Creator: Keightley, Mark P. & Sherlock, Molly F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Energy-Water Nexus: The Water Sector’s Energy Use

Description: This report provides background on energy for facilities that treat and deliver water to end users and also dispose of and discharge wastewater. Energy use for water is a function of many variables, including water source (surface water pumping typically requires less energy than groundwater pumping), treatment (high ambient quality raw water requires less treatment than brackish or seawater), intended end-use, distribution (water pumped long distances requires more energy), amount of water los… more
Date: December 1, 2014
Creator: Copeland, Claudia
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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