Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Government Access to Phone Calling Activity and Related Records: Legal Authorities

Categories: Crime/Justice,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

Discusses laws relating to right of access by government authorities, for either foreign intelligence or law enforcement purposes, to records of telephone calls. Also discusses statutory provisions against accessing or disclosing such telephone records, and relevant exceptions to such prohibitions. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

National Hospital Discharge Survey: 2003 Annual Summary with Detailed Diagnosis & Procedure Data

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

Data on the use of short-stay hospitals provided by patient and hospital characteristics, detailed diagnoses, and surgical/nonsurgical procedures performed. From the National Center for Health Statistics.

NCES Studies on American Indian and Alaska Native Education

Categories: Education,Native Americans

Provides a short list of federal studies relating to the education of American Indians and Alaska natives. Covers educational outcomes, status and trends, and the relation of native cultures to education. Initiative stems from presidential executive order relating to national testing standards and the struggle of AI/AN students to meet those standards. From the National Center for Education Statistics.

Digest of Education Statistics Tables and Figures 2005

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Statistics

Updates to the full 2004 edition of the Digest of Education Statistics. Updated chapters include Elementary and Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, and Learning Resources and Technology. From the National Center for Education Statistics.

Cost Estimate, S 2611: Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006

Categories: Govt Finance,Immigration/Migration

Estimates the cost and reviews the potential budgetary and economic impacts of the proposed Immigration Reform Act. Estimates passage of the bill would increase direct spending over the next ten years by $54 billion and increase revenues by $66 billion. From the Congressional Budget Office.