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Chemical Facility Security: Issues and Options for the 113th Congress

Description: This report provides a brief overview of the existing statutory authority and implementing regulation, as well as a description of several policy issues raised in previous debates regarding chemical facility security. It also identifies policy options for congressional consideration.
Date: July 17, 2014
Creator: Shea, Dana A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Tax Reform in the 113th Congress: An Overview of Proposals

Description: This report provides background information regarding tax reform and discusses ways to make the U.S. tax system simpler, fairer, and more efficient.
Date: March 24, 2014
Creator: Sherlock, Molly F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Unemployment: Issues in the 113th Congress

Description: This report addresses three policy issues: whether to take additional measures to increase jobs (or avoid contractionary policies), what measures might be most effective, and how job creation proposals should be financed.
Date: December 31, 2013
Creator: Gravelle, Jane G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Human Rights in China and U.S. Policy: Issues for the 113th Congress

Description: This report examines human rights issues in the People's Republic of China (PRC), including ongoing rights abuses, legal reforms, and the development of civil society.
Date: June 5, 2013
Creator: Lum, Thomas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Transportation Security: Issues for the 113th Congress

Description: This report discusses aviation security, transit and passenger security, port and maritime security.
Date: January 11, 2013
Creator: Peterman, David Randall; Elias, Bart & Frittelli, John
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U.S. Policy Towards Burma: Issues for the 113th Congress

Description: This report provides an overview of United States policy towards Burma. The report discusses the evolution of Obama's Burma policy, and issues for U.S. policy.
Date: March 12, 2013
Creator: Martin, Michael F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Latin America and the Caribbean: Key Issues for the 113th Congress

Description: This report provides an overview of U.S. policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean, including the Obama Administration's priorities; examines changes in the region's economic and political environment that affect U.S. relations with the region; and analyzes U.S. policy toward the region and various recommendations made by policy analysts and think tanks.
Date: August 29, 2014
Creator: Sullivan, Mark P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Chemical Facility Security: Issues and Options for the 113th Congress

Description: This report provides a brief overview of the existing statutory authority and implementing regulation. It describes several policy issues raised in previous debates regarding chemical facility security and identifies policy options for congressional consideration.
Date: January 31, 2013
Creator: Shea, Dana A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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U.S. Sanctions on Burma: Issues for the 113th Congress

Description: This report provides a brief history of U.S. policy towards Burma and the development of U.S. sanctions, a topical summary of those sanctions, and an overview of actions taken to waive or ease those sanctions by the Obama Administration. The report concludes with a discussion of actions taken by the 112th Congress and options for the 113th Congress.
Date: January 11, 2013
Creator: Martin, Michael F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Membership of the 113th Congress: A Profile

Description: This report presents a profile of the membership of the 113th Congress (2013-2014). Statistical information is included on selected characteristics of Members, including data on party affiliation, average age, occupation, education, length of congressional service, religious affiliation, gender, ethnicity, foreign births, and military service.
Date: August 26, 2014
Creator: Manning, Jennifer E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Unemployment Insurance: Legislative Issues in the 113th Congress

Description: This report provides a brief overview of the three unemployment insurance programs — unemployment Compensation (UC), temporary Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC08), and Extended Benefits (EB) — that may currently pay benefits to eligible unemployed workers.
Date: January 25, 2013
Creator: Whittaker, Julie M. & Isaacs, Katelin P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Cuba: U.S. Policy and Issues for the 113th Congress

Description: This report discusses the current political conditions of Cuba as well as its relationship with the United States. In particular, the report focuses on U.S. policy regarding Cuba including various economic sanctions, human rights issues, and foreign aid appropriations.
Date: July 31, 2014
Creator: Sullivan, Mark P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Insurance Regulation: Issues, Background, and Legislation in the 113th Congress

Description: This report discusses the legislation in the 113th Congress regarding insurance regulation. Among the insurance regulatory issues addressed by legislation in the 113th Congress are the application of federal orderly liquidation authority to insurers (addressed in H.R. 605); the supervision of some insurers by the Federal Reserve (addressed in H.R. 2140, H.R. 4510, H.R. 5461, S. 2102, and S. 2270); and the licensing of insurance agents and brokers (addressed in S. 534, S. 1926, S. 2244, H.R. 1155/H.R. 1064, and H.R. 4871).
Date: September 17, 2014
Creator: Webel, Baird
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Issues in Homeland Security Policy for the 113th Congress

Description: This report outlines an array of homeland security issues that may come before the 113th Congress. After a brief discussion of the overall homeland security budget, the report divides the specific issues into five broad categories: counterterrorism and security management, border security and trade, immigration, disaster preparedness, response, and recovery, and departmental management.
Date: February 27, 2013
Creator: Painter, William L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Chemical Facility Security: Issues and Options for the 113th Congress

Description: This report provides a brief overview of the existing statutory authority and implementing regulation. It describes several policy issues raised in previous debates regarding chemical facility security and identifies policy options for congressional consideration.
Date: April 1, 2013
Creator: Shea, Dana A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Cuba: U.S. Policy and Issues for the 113th Congress

Description: This report analyzes Cuba's political and economic situation, U.S. policy toward Cuba, and selected issues in U.S.-Cuban relations.
Date: March 29, 2013
Creator: Sullivan, Mark P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Human Rights in China and U.S. Policy: Issues for the 113th Congress

Description: This report examines human rights issues in the People's Republic of China (PRC), including ongoing rights abuses, legal reforms, and the development of civil society.
Date: March 15, 2013
Creator: Lum, Thomas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Membership of the 113th Congress: A Profile

Description: This report presents a profile of the membership of the 113th Congress (2013-2014). Statistical information is included on selected characteristics of Members, including data on party affiliation, average age, occupation, education, length of congressional service, religious affiliation, gender, ethnicity, foreign births, and military service.
Date: February 28, 2013
Creator: Manning, Jennifer E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA): Background and Policy Options for the 113th Congress

Description: This report provides background on the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), discusses the categories of records FOIA exempts from public release, and analyzes statistics on FOIA administration. The report also provides background on several legal and policy issues related to FOIA, including the release of controversial records, the growth in use of certain FOIA exemptions, and the adoption of new technologies to improve FOIA administration. The report concludes with an examination of potential FOIA-related policy options for Congress.
Date: March 8, 2013
Creator: Ginsberg, Wendy
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Chemical Facility Security: Issues and Options for the 113th Congress

Description: This report provides a brief overview of the existing statutory authority and implementing regulation. It describes several policy issues raised in previous debates regarding chemical facility security and identifies policy options for congressional consideration.
Date: September 16, 2014
Creator: Shea, Dana A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Human Rights in China and U.S. Policy: Issues for the 113th Congress

Description: This report examines human rights issues in the People's Republic of China (PRC), including ongoing rights abuses, legal reforms, and the development of civil society.
Date: April 8, 2013
Creator: Lum, Thomas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Gun Control Legislation in the 113th Congress

Description: This report looks at past gun control legislation and also how recent events (such as the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, Aurora, Colorado, and Tucson, Arizona) have influenced current congressional discourse and legislation. The report also specifically examines certain contentious, gun related topics including universal background checks, gun trafficking, and military style firearms.
Date: August 1, 2014
Creator: Krouse, William J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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