Provides an historical overview of the budget trends through FY 2009, discusses major current budgetary challenges, and provides an indepth discussion of the FY2011 budget process and short-term/long-term considerations. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by OpenCRS.org.
Provides tables indicating the number of casualties among American military personnel serving in principal wars and combat actions from the Revolutionary War to the current Iraq and Afghanistan wars. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by OpenCRS.org.
Discusses the contents of proposed legislation in the British Parliament dealing with copyright infringement, Internet domain registries, regulation of radio and television services, access to the electromagnetic spectrum, and video recordings. The bill aims to implement many of the policies presented in the Digital Britain white paper. House of Commons Library Research Paper 10/30.
The European Union has a target of reducing overall greenhouse gas emissions to at least 20% below 1990 levels by 2020. This report looks at the EU trading system’s mechanisms, comparing it with operational and proposed carbon trading systems elsewhere. Also discusses the possibility of linking various trading systems into an international system. From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology.
Virginia industries reported that chemicals released on-site at facilities decreased by 20% in 2008 and that 860 million pounds of chemicals were managed on-site by treatment, recycling, or energy recovery. Includes data on chemical releases by site by county. From the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.
Includes observations on the Defense Department’s efforts to manage its major acquisition programs, a close focus on the acquisition process for 42 weapons programs, and examples of how recent acquisition reforms are being implemented. From the Government Accountability Office.
The first in a series of reports on the unemployment situation among different demographic groups. Finds that the current unemployment rate for African Americans is over 6 percentage points higher than the overall unemployment rate. From the Joint Economic Committee.
Provides an outline of the provisions of the newly announced treaty between the U.S. and Russia to limit strategic nuclear arms within seven years from the date the treaty enters into force. From the White House.