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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2016

Categories: Disability,Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/di_asr/2016/index.html

Provides financial and demographic information about the program which provides benefits to the disabled.  Topics covered include current beneficiaries, benefits awarded-withheld-and terminated, and geographic distributions.  From the Social Security Administration

 

EPA … Proposes Repeal of “Clean Power Plan”

Categories: Business/Economics,Energy,Environment,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations

https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-takes-another-step-advance-president-trumps-america-first-strategy-proposes-repeal

Agency press release about proposed regulations to repeal Obama administration rules requiring power plants to reduce carbon emissions.  The new proposals cite reduced compliance costs, energy independence, and revised analyses of environmental, health, and economic effects for promoting the repeal.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

President Donald J. Trump’s Letter to House and Senate Leaders and Immigration Principles and Policies

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/10/08/president-donald-j-trumps-letter-house-and-senate-leaders-immigration

Controversial proposal by the Trump Administration to reform immigration policies including building a southwestern border wall, removing unaccompanied alien children, closing “loopholes” in asylum procedures and hiring additional immigration judges to reduce the backlog of pending cases, and punishing so-called sanctuary cities by withholding federal grants.  From the White House

 

Cancers Associated with Overweight and Obesity Make Up 40 Percent of Cancers Diagnosed in the United States

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2017/p1003-vs-cancer-obesity.html

Reports on key findings regarding cancer types associated with overweight and obesity conditions and prevalence of such conditions among demographic groups.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Common Pay Patterns and Extra Earnings: 2013

Categories: Income/Poverty,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2017/demo/p70br-150.pdf

Examines the different types of pay received including wages, salaries, and such extra earnings as tips, commissions, and overtime/bonus payments.  Also provides information on earnings by sex, age, race and Hispanic origin.  From the Census Bureau

 

Race Disparity Audit: Summary Findings from the Ethnicity Facts and Figures Website

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/650723/RDAweb.pdf

Uses a collection of data to examine how people of different backgrounds and ethnic groups are treated in England in such areas as health, education, employment, housing, and the criminal justice system.  This report gives an overview of the first set of findings.  From the Cabinet Office

 

Biodefense: Federal Efforts to Develop Biological Threat Awareness

Categories: Homeland Security,WMD

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/687675.pdf

Describes the types of actions that key agencies have taken to develop and share biological threat awareness and how the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center decides what additional knowledge to pursue.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Approaches to Changing Military Health Care

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Health/Medical

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53137-approachestochangingmilitaryhealthcare.pdf

Examines possible changes to the military health system, including the effects of the changes on the federal budget, the quality of health care, and military preparedness.   From the Congressional Budget Office

 

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