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"Don't Ask, Don't Tell": A Legal Analysis

Description: In recent years, several Members of Congress have expressed interest in amending "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," (DADT) a legislation that requires those of homosexual orientation in the military to keep quiet about their orientation in order to maintain "morale, good order and discipline, and unit cohesion." At least two bills that would repeal the law and replace it with a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation - H.R. 1283 and S. 3065 - have been introduced in the 111th Congress. This report provides a legal analysis of the various constitutional challenges that have been brought against DADT; for a policy analysis, see CRS Report R40782, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell": Military Policy and the Law on
Date: September 30, 2010
Creator: Feder, Jody
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TRICARE and VA Health Care: Impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)

Description: The 111th Congress passed, and the President signed into law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, and hereafter referred to as PPACA. This report addresses key questions concerning how PPACA affects the Department of Defense (DOD) TRICARE program and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care.
Date: September 30, 2010
Creator: Panangala, Sidath Viranga
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Safeguarding the Nation's Drinking Water: EPA and Congressional Actions

Description: The events of September 11, 2001, focused heightened attention on the security status of the nation's drinking water supplies and the vulnerability of this critical infrastructure sector to attack. This report reviews governmental and water utility efforts to improve drinking water security.
Date: September 30, 2010
Creator: Tiemann, Mary
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Reactor Development Program Progress Report: May 1966

Description: Report issued by the Argonne National Laboratory discussing progress made by the Reactor Development Program during May 1966. Reactor physics, experiments, and safety studies are presented. This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: June 30, 1966
Creator: Adams, R. M. & Glassner, A.
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Cobalt-60 Bulk Grain Irradiator: Study Report

Description: Report issued by the Brookhaven National Laboratory discussing bulk grain irradiators. As stated in the abstract, "this report presents the results of a study to conceive, evaluate, review and estimate costs for a number of suitable designs for a Cobalt-60 Bulk Grain Irradiator; select a preferred type; and establish required criteria for future detail design and construction of the selected concept" (p. ii). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: June 30, 1963
Creator: Brookhaven National Laboratory
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