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An American Budget … Fiscal Year 2019

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Statistics

https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/budget-fy2019.pdf

Basic volume for the proposed budget for FY 2019 by the Trump Administration.  Includes the budget message of the president.  From the Office of Management and Budget

 

White House Framework on Immigration Reform and Border Security

Categories: Headlines,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Presidency

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/white-house-framework-immigration-reform-border-security/

Trump administration plan for securing the border, placing DACA individuals on a 10-12 year path to citizenship, ending extended family migration, and eliminating the visa lottery.  From the White House

 

The Current Population Survey—Tracking Unemployment in the United States for Over 75 Years

Categories: History,Labor/Employment,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2018/article/pdf/the-current-population-survey-tracking-unemployment.pdf

Historical review of the major developments and changes in the Current Population Survey since the 1930s, especially with regard to its major function—the measurement of unemployment.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Gross Domestic Product: Fourth Quarter and Annual 2017 Advance Estimate

Categories: Business/Economics,Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

https://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/national/gdp/2018/gdp4q17_adv.htm

Finds that GDP advanced by 2.3% in 2017, after a 1.5% increase in 2016.  The increase was attributed to personal consumption expenditures, nonresidential investment, and exports.  The figures are subject to later revision.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

Main Reasons for Never Testing for HIV Among Women and Men Aged 15-44 in the United States, 2011-2015

Categories: Health/Medical,Sex Issues,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr107.pdf

Nearly 39% of women and 54% of men in this age group had never been tested for HIV outside of donating blood or blood products.  Data are shown by selected demographic characteristics and HIV risk-related behaviors.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

2015-16 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study … Student Financial Aid Estimates for 2015-16: First Look

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2018/2018466.pdf

Describes the percentages of students receiving various types of financial aid and average amounts received, by type of institution attended, attendance pattern, dependency status, and income level.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

GAO Adds Government-wide Personnel Security Clearance Process to “High Risk List”

Categories: Govt Personnel,Homeland Security

https://www.gao.gov/press/high_risk_security_clearance_process.htm?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Citing delays in the timely processing of security clearances and a backlog of more than 700,000 cases as of September 2017, the Government Accountability Office added the office responsible for carrying out personnel security clearances for the federal government to its High Risk list.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

2017 Report on the Implementation and Enforcement of Russia’s WTO Commitments

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Business/Economics,Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment,Russia

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/Press/Reports/Russia%202017%20WTO%20Report.pdf

Concludes that Russia has done little in 2017 to demonstrate a commitment to the principles of the World Trade Organization especially with regard to opening their economy to exports from other countries.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

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