Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

H.R. 1628, The American Health Care Act, Incorporating Manager’s Amendments 4, 5, 24, and 25

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/publication/52516?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzEmail&utm_content=812526&utm_campaign=0

Offers an estimate of the effect on direct spending and on health insurance coverage of the revised bill designed to replace the Affordable Care Act.  Finds that the proposed revisions would result in less savings and 24 million more uninsured relative to the number under current law.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

NLRB v. SW General Inc

Categories: Headlines,Labor/Employment,Presidency,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/15-1251

6-2 Supreme Court ruling that limits the president’s power to fill vacant government positions when nominations are delayed by partisan political fights.  The case involved an acting  general consul who served for over three years on the National Labor Relations Board without winning Senate approval.  The case was brought by an Arizona ambulance company accused of unfair labor practices.  From the Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute

 

Returning Foreign Fighters and the Reintegration Imperative

Categories: Arab,Asia,Conflict Resolution,Crime/Justice,Middle East Conflict,Terrorism

https://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/2017-03/sr402-returning-foreign-fighters-and-the-reintegration-imperative.pdf

Examines European exit programs for members of violent groups and criminal gangs, and first-generation deradicalization programs in Southeast Asia and the Middle East.   From the United States Institute of Peace

 

 

China’s and Myanmar’s Peace Process

Categories: Asia,Burma,China,Democracy/Peace

https://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR401-China-and-Myanmar-Peace-Process.pdf

Examines China’s role and interests in Myanmar’s political evolution, especially relating to armed ethnic groups in the northern part of the country.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Spotlight on Statistics: Women at Work

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Women

https://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2017/women-at-work/pdf/women-at-work.pdf

Examines changes in women’s labor force participation and educational attainment with comparisons to statistics for men.  Covers such topics as how people spend their time, spending of single women on various categories of expenditure, ratio of women’s to men’s earnings, fatal work injuries, and employment by industry.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

CBP Requests Proposals for Border Wall Prototypes

Categories: Govt Procurement,Homeland Security

https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/national-media-release/cbp-requests-proposals-border-wall-prototypes

Announcement of two Requests for Proposal to award contracts and initial task orders for the design and construction of wall prototypes to carry out the presidential executive order to construct a physical wall along the southern border of the U.S.  From the U.S. Customs and Border Protection of the Department of Homeland Security

 

States Perform

Categories: Business/Economics,Crime/Justice,Education,Energy,Environment,Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Transportation

http://www.statesperform.org/

Offers access to performance measurement data for the 50 states in 6 areas: fiscal and economic, public safety and justice, energy and environment, transportation, health and human services, and education.  From the Council of State Governments

 

Working Group on the Digital Gender Divide: Recommendations for Action: Bridging the Gender Gap in Internet and Broadband Access and Use

Categories: Telecommunications/Internet,United Nations,Women

http://broadbandcommission.org/Documents/publications/WorkingGroupDigitalGenderDivide-report2017.pdf

Offers recommendations for overcoming the barriers for women and girls, especially in lesser developed countries, to access and use of the Internet.  Also reviews current data on the digital gender gap and summarizes the reasons why access is important for womens’ empowerment.

 

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