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The 2002 Farm Bill: Overview and Status

Description: This report discusses the provisions of the 1996 farm bill, which was due to expire in 2002 but was extended (P.L. 107-171) for an additional 6 years on May 13, 2002.
Date: June 3, 2002
Creator: Becker, Geoffrey S. & Womach, Jasper
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996: A Summary

Description: The Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 is the product of legislative efforts stretching back well over a decade and stimulated to passage in part by the tragedies in Oklahoma City and the World Trade Center. This report summarizes the six titles of the Act, its sources, and related legislation.
Date: June 3, 1996
Creator: Doyle, Charles
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Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict

Description: This report presents an overview of the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict. This is a clash between the principles of territorial integrity and self-determination that is occurring in the Caucasus, creating the longest inter-ethnic dispute in the former Soviet Union. The report includes the background and analysis of history, warfare and peace process in the region. The report discusses the Armenian and Azerbaijani perspective, the role and views of others (Iran, Turkey, Russia), as well as the U.S. p… more
Date: June 3, 2003
Creator: Migdalovitz, Carol
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Energy Efficiency: Budget, Oil Conservation, and Electricity Conservation Issues

Description: In the 108th Congress, debate over energy efficiency programs has focused on budget, oil, natural gas, and electricity issues, and provisions in the omnibus energy policy bill, S. 2095, H.R. 6, and S. 14/S. 1149. The Bush Administration’s FY2005 budget request for the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Energy Efficiency Program sought $875.9 million, including $543.9 for R&D and $332.0 million for grants. In the first session, the omnibus energy bill (H.R. 6) had several significant tax and regulat… more
Date: June 3, 2002
Creator: Sissine, Fred
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Homeland Security: Coast Guard Operations - Background and Issues for Congress

Description: This report provides information about the Background and Issues for Congress on Homeland Security Coast Guard Operations which is a military service and a branch of the armed forces,within the navy upon the declaration of war or when President directs until the president by executive orders it back to DHS
Date: June 3, 2003
Creator: O'Rourke, Ronald
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Iran: Current Developments and U.S. Policy

Description: This report discusses the developments in Iranian foreign policy, including their assistance the U.S. in ousting Saddam Hussein, their involvement with terrorist organizations, the developments made with respect to weapons of mass destruction, and human rights concerns. It also details the Bush Administration's efforts to maintain the sanctions put in place by the Clinton Administration, as well as U.S. foreign policymakers division on which approach to take regarding Iran's political regime.
Date: June 3, 2003
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Cuba: Issues for the 108th Congress

Description: Cuba under Fidel Castro remains a hard-line communist state with a poor record on human rights that has deteriorated significantly since 2003. With the cutoff of assistance from the former Soviet Union, Cuba experienced severe economic deterioration from 1989 to 1993. While there has been some improvement since 1994, as Cuba has implemented limited reforms, the economy remains in poor shape. This report discusses the most recent development in Cuba, including political and economic conditions a… more
Date: June 3, 2003
Creator: Sullivan, Mark P.
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Greece Update

Description: This report provides information about the Greece Update. The conservative new democracy party took office on March 24 for the first time in more than 20 years. its economic policies call for cutting down the large public sector by sustaining strong growth.
Date: June 3, 2004
Creator: Migdalovitz, Carol
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Intelligence Issues for Congress

Description: This report discusses intelligence issues for Congress including coordination among intelligence agencies, terrorism, and Iraq. Updated June 3, 2005.
Date: June 3, 2005
Creator: Best, Richard A., Jr.
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Cooperative R&D: Federal Efforts to Promote Industrial Competitiveness

Description: In response to the foreign challenge in the global marketplace, the United States Congress has explored ways to stimulate technological advancement in the private sector. The government has supported various efforts to promote cooperative research and development activities among industry, universities, and the federal R&D establishment designed to increase the competitiveness of American industry and to encourage the generation of new products, processes, and services. Among the issues before … more
Date: June 3, 2005
Creator: Schacht, Wendy H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Nuclear Weapons: The Reliable Replacement Warhead Program

Description: Most current U.S. nuclear warheads were built in the 1980s, and are being retained longer than was planned. Yet warheads deteriorate with age and must be maintained. The current approach monitors them for signs of aging. When problems are found, a Life Extension Program (LEP) rebuilds components. While some can be made to new specifications, a nuclear test moratorium bars that approach for critical components that would require a nuclear test. Instead, LEP rebuilds them as closely as possible t… more
Date: June 3, 2005
Creator: Medalia, Jonathan
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The U.N. Law of the Sea Convention and the United States: Developments Since October 2003

Description: In early 2004, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, after hearings the previous October, unanimously recommended Senate advice and consent to U.S. adherence to the 1982 U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea and the 1994 Agreement Relating to Implementation of Part XI of that Convention. The Senate, however, did not act on the Convention. CRS Issue Brief IB95010, The Law of the Sea Convention and U.S. Policy, serves as a basic CRS source for discussion of issues related to the United States a… more
Date: June 3, 2005
Creator: Browne, Marjorie Ann
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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