Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Proliferation Control Regimes: Background and Status

Categories: Arms Control,Nuclear Arms,Terrorism,Treaties

Latest annual update on a report which provides background and current status information on multilateral treaties designed to prevent radical states and terrorists from obtaining nuclear, chemical, biological and missile weapons.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress

Discusses emerging issues relating to the Arctic waters and resources as climate change shrinks the ice cover. Major issues include resource claims by the five Arctic countries, increased commercial shipping and fishing in Arctic waters, endangered species, energy resource exploration, and military presence in the area.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

India-U.S. Relations

Categories: Arms Control,Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Assistance,Foreign Trade/Investment,India,Pakistan,Terrorism

Discusses trends and issues in U.S.- India relations especially in the past decade.  Major issues include foreign trade, relations with Pakistan, human rights in India, and cooperation in the fight against terrorism.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”: The Law and Military Policy on Same-Sex Behavior

Categories: Defense/Military,Sex Issues

Latest update on the controversial military policy regarding homosexuality.  Adds information about the ruling by Federal Judge Virginia Phillips that the 1993 law is unconstitutional.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by

Final Rule Concerning Disclosures Regarding Energy Consumption and Water Use of Certain Home Appliances and Other Products ….

Categories: Energy,Laws/Regulations

Provides the final regulation which requires, among other things, that televisions sold in the U.S. after May 2011 contain energy use labels similar to those used for years on washing machines and refrigerators.  From the Federal Trade Commission

Management of U.S. Reconstruction Transition

Categories: Defense/Military,Iraq

Latest report on reconstruction efforts in Iraq.  Describes the withdrawal of the last U.S. combat troops and the transition to State Department leadership of the reconstruction.  From the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction

Overview of the United States Dairy Industry

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Discusses trends in the number of milk cow operations, percent of inventory,  percent of production and milk prices,  focusing on trends since 2001.  From the National Agricultural Statistics Service and Cornell University

Child and Adult Care Food Program: Aligning Dietary Guidance for All

Categories: Children,Elderly,Food/Nutrition

Offers recommendations for improving nutrition standards for meals and snacks provided through a federally supported program to children and adults at day care facilities. The changes would bring nutrition standards for the Child and Adult Care Food Program in line with guidelines used for the National School Lunch and other federal programs.   From the Institute of Medicine

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