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[TXSSAR Officer Reports: April 5 - 7, 2019]

Description: Officer Reports for the Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution, compiled for the April 5 - 7, 2019 annual meeting.
Date: 2019-04-05/2019-04-07
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission: Recommendations Report for the Centennial Commemoration of the 19th Amendment

Description: Report from the Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission outlining the group's charge and summarizing general recommendations for actions to be taken by Congress and by the President to commemorate the passage of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Date: April 5, 2019
Creator: United States. Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Army Corps of Engineers: Water Resource Authorization and Project Delivery Processes

Description: This report summarizes congressional authorization legislation for U.S. Army Corps of Engineer (USACE) water resource development projects, the standard project delivery process, authorities for alternative water resource project delivery, and other USACE authorities.
Date: April 30, 2018
Creator: Carter, Nicole T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Establishment of Task Force on the U.S. Postal Service

Description: This report discusses the task force on the U.S. Postal Service established by President Trump's Executive Order on April 12, 2018, (EO 13829) and the topics the task force is directed to address. It concludes with potential issues for congressional consideration.
Date: April 30, 2018
Creator: Stuessy, Meghan M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Federal Public Transportation Program: In Brief

Description: This report provides a brief description of the Federal Public Transportation Program and its functions and funding.
Date: April 30, 2018
Creator: Mallett, William J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Introduction to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)

Description: This report provides introductory information on key components of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), ranging from floodplain mapping to the standard flood insurance forms. This report will be updated as significant revisions are made to the NFIP through legislation or administrative action. However, this report does not provide detail on current or future legislative issues for Congress, which are covered in a separate report
Date: April 30, 2018
Creator: Horn, Diane P. & Brown, Jared T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Military Suicide Prevention and Response

Description: This report discusses suicide among military service members, including the scope of the issue, efforts previously taken to address it, and considerations for confronting the issue in the future.
Date: April 30, 2018
Creator: Kamarck, Kristy N. & McKinsey, Eva G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Options to Cease Implementing the Iran Nuclear Agreement

Description: This report analyzes some of the options the Administration and Congress might use to end or alter U.S. implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) AKA the Iran Nuclear deal. Potential implications of these options are analyzed as well. This report bases its analysis primarily on the text of key documents involved in the issue--the JCPOA itself;3 U.N. Security Council Resolution 2231 of July 20, 2015,4 which endorsed the JCPOA; and the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act (INARA, P.L. 114-17, of May 22, 2015).
Date: April 30, 2018
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth; Kerr, Paul K. & Heitshusen, Valerie
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Teen Birth Trends: In Brief

Description: This report provides context for Congress about the U.S. teen birth rate--or the number of births per 1,000 females aged 15 to 19 each year--and its changes since the 1950s. Over this period, the teen birth rate has generally been in decline. This decline has been most significant in recent years, with the rate reaching a record low in 2016. Multiple factors have likely contributed to the decrease, though the influence of any single factor is not fully known. Reduced teen sexual activity, particularly among younger adolescents, could be one explanation. Increases in use of contraceptives, including highly effective and multiple methods, among sexually active teens could be another. Other factors, such as broader social and economic trends, may also be at play.
Date: April 30, 2018
Creator: Fernandes-Alcantara, Adrienne L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Teen Pregnancy: Federal Prevention Programs

Description: This report discusses federal programs that assist in reducing teen pregnancy rates. This report begins with a brief discussion of recent developments in funding for the four teen pregnancy prevention programs. It then provides background on the role of Congress and the executive branch in preventing teen pregnancy. The remainder of the report focuses on the four programs, examining the types of grants they provide as well as related funding, requirements, and research activities.
Date: April 30, 2018
Creator: Fernandes-Alcantara, Adrienne L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Third Circuit Invalidates "De Facto" Life Sentences for "Non-Incorrigible" Juvenile Offenders

Description: This report discusses a recent ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in the case of "United States v. Grant" that prohibits the use of "de facto" life sentences without possibility of parole (created by sentencing juveniles to prison terms longer than the average lifespan or that would end after they reached the typical retirement age) for juvenile offenders who have a reasonable potential for rehabilitation. The report also discusses previous decisions related to this issue and the split among appeals court over the proper application of the Eighth Amendment to juvenile sentencing restrictions.
Date: April 30, 2018
Creator: Smith, Alison M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Unemployment and Employment Programs Available to Workers Affected by Disasters

Description: This report discusses two income support programs and two workforce service programs that are available to those who lose their jobs due to a disaster. In each benefit category, there is a broader permanent program and a more-targeted program for disaster-affected workers. All of these programs are administered through state agencies and some programmatic details may be state-specific.
Date: April 30, 2018
Creator: Collins, Benjamin; Bradley, David H.; Isaacs, Katelin P. & Whittaker, Julie M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Navy Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Program: Background and Issues for Congress

Description: This report provides background information and issues for Congress on the Aegis ballistic missile defense (BMD) program, which is carried out by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the Navy, and gives Navy Aegis cruisers and destroyers a capability for conducting BMD operations.
Date: April 27, 2018
Creator: O'Rourke, Ronald
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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OPIC, USAID, and Proposed Development Finance Reorganization

Description: This report discusses a proposed reorganization of U.S. developmental aid programs that would consolidate several agencies into one central agency. Various pros and cons of the proposal are also included.
Date: April 27, 2018
Creator: Akhtar, Shayerah Ilias & Tarnoff, Curt
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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SBA Veterans Assistance Programs :An Analysis of Contemporary Issues

Description: This report opens with an examination of the economic circumstances of veteran-owned businesses drawn from the Bureau of the Census's 2012 Survey of Business Owners (SBO). It then provides a brief overview of veterans' employment experiences. The report also describes the employment assistance programs offered by several federal agencies to assist veterans in their transition from the military to the civilian labor force. It also discusses the SBA's Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster Loan program and P.L. 114-38, the Veterans Entrepreneurship Act of 2015.
Date: April 27, 2018
Creator: Dilger, Robert Jay
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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African American Members of the United States Congress: 1870-2018

Description: This report provides statistics on the current numbers and roles of African American Members of Congress as well as historical data on African American Members of Congress.
Date: April 26, 2018
Creator: Brudnick, Ida A. & Manning, Jennifer E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Artificial Intelligence and National Security

Description: This report discuses research and development of artificial intelligence (AI) applications for the military, their potential uses, and the programs of competing nations such as China and Russia.
Date: April 26, 2018
Creator: Hoadley, Daniel S. & Lucas, Nathan J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Federally Supported Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment Programs

Description: This report provides background information on the types of water supply and wastewater treatment projects traditionally funded by the federal government and the several existing programs to assist communities with water supply and wastewater treatment.
Date: April 26, 2018
Creator: Ramseur, Jonathan L.; Boyd, Eugene; Carter, Nicole T.; Cowan, Tadlock; Stern, Charles V.; Stubbs, Megan et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Kuwait: Governance, Security, and U.S. Policy

Description: This report discusses Kuwait's governmental structure and politics, defense policies and cooperation with the U.S., foreign policy towards its neighbors, economy, and human rights concerns.
Date: April 26, 2018
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
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: April 26, 2018
Creator: O'Rourke, Ronald
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The National Health Service Corps

Description: This report provides an overview of the National Health Service Corps (NHSC), including the program's funding, the number and types of providers the program supports, and the locations where they serve.
Date: April 26, 2018
Creator: Hesiler, Elayne J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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OPEC and Non-OPEC Crude Oil Production Agreement: Compliance Status

Description: This report discusses OPEC countries and 11 non-OPEC countries agreement starting in late 2016 to reduce oil production and the purposes and impact of the agreement.
Date: April 26, 2018
Creator: Brown, Phillip
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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