Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

U.S. Arms Sales: Agreements With and Deliveries to Major Clients, 1998-2005

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Guns

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/weapons/RL33758.pdf

Lists the total dollar values of U.S. arms sales agreements and deliveries with its top five purchasers in five specific regions of the world for three specific periods: 1998-2001, 2002-2005, and 2005 alone. Also covers total dollar values of U.S. arms agreements and deliveries to the top ten purchasers worldwide for the same time periods. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

Restructuring EPA’s Libraries: Background and Issues for Congress

Categories: Environment,Libraries/Museums

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/secrecy/RS22533.pdf

Examines the controversy surrounding the decision of the Environmental Protection Agency to close several of its libraries, including the announced reasons for the closures, and the fate of the materials held in those libraries. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

Historical Effective Federal Tax Rates: 1979 to 2004

Categories: Govt Finance,Taxes

http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/77xx/doc7718/EffectiveTaxRates.pdf

Shows effective tax rates for the four largest sources of federal revenue: individual income taxes, social insurance (payroll) taxes, corporate income taxes, and excise taxes as well as the total effective rate for the four taxes combined. See spreadsheet for historical 1979 to 2004 tables.

http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/77xx/doc7718/SupplementalTables.xls

Housing Wealth and Consumer Spending

Categories: Business/Economics,Housing/Homelessness

http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/77xx/doc7719/01-05-Housing.pdf

Examines the potential effect of changes in housing prices and housing wealth on consumer spending. Considers past trends, and permanent and transitory effects of housing prices on consumer spending. From the Congressional Budget Office.