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Salaries of Members of Congress: A List of Payable Rates and Effective Dates, 1789-2006

Categories: Congress,Govt Processes/Organization,Income/Poverty,Statistics

Shows all salary rates, their effective dates, and the citation to the authorizing statute from 1789 to 2006. Also discusses methods by which member pay can be increased. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the U.S. Senate.

Web Capture

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,History

A new initiative by the Library of Congress in conjunction with other partners to capture historically important web information. Current projects include Hurricane Katrina and the 2006 U.S. elections.

Iraq Reconstruction Timeline

Categories: Iraq

Latest quarterly report on Iraq reconstruction spending and what it has accomplished in terms of electricity restoration, oil production and political developments. From the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction

Retirement Savings and Household Wealth: Trends from 2001 to 2004

Categories: Elderly,Retirement/Social Security

About half the nation’s workers participate in an employer-sponsored retirement plan, but the trend is toward defined contribution plans rather than defined benefit plans. In the former, the employee bears the investment risk, while in the latter the employer bears the risk. Uses data from the Federal Reserve’s Survey of Consumer Finances to show that the median value of retirement accounts held by workers 55 to 64 rose from $58,000 in 2001 to $88,000 in 2004. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by Open

Information Security Oversight Office: 2005 Annual Report to the President

Categories: Govt Information,Govt Secrecy

Total classification activity in 2005 amounted to 14.2 million activities, a drop from the all-time record of 15.6 million in 2004. Also reports on declassification activities. Once again, the Office of the Vice President refused to report on its classification activity, in violation of a presidential order requiring such disclosure from all executive branch entities. From the Information Security Oversight Office.