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Instances of Use of United States Armed Forces Abroad, 1798-2012

Categories: Defense/Military,History

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R42738.pdf

Latest listing of the use of American military forces abroad including wars, police-type actions against pirates or bandits, and participation in multi-national operations.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Airport Body Scanners: The Role of Advanced Imaging Technology in Airline Passenger Screening

Categories: Health/Medical,Homeland Security,Privacy,Science/Technology,Terrorism,Transportation

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R42750.pdf

Describes the background and development of airline passenger screening equipment and the controversies relating to it.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Clean Water Act and Pollutant Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs)

Categories: Chesapeake Bay,Environment,Federal State Relations,Laws/Regulations,Natural Resources

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42752.pdf

Describes federal regulations which require the establishment by states of total maximum daily load benchmarks for pollutants in rivers and lakes.  Focuses in particular on the effort to clean up the Chesapeake Bay through TMDL provisions and the need for new legislative attention to the issue of water pollution.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families: Welfare Waivers

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42627.pdf

Describes the newly proposed waivers to work participation standards under the TANF program to permit states to experiment with alternative and innovative strategies to improve employment levels for needy families.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

U.S. Implementation of the Basel Capital Regulatory Framework

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42744.pdf

Describes the latest in a series of evolving agreements among central banks and bank supervisory authorities to standardize bank capital requirements and reduce financial systemic risks.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Federal Tax Benefits for Manufacturing: Current Law, Legislative Proposals, and Issues for the 112th Congress

Categories: Business/Economics,Laws/Regulations,Manufacturing,Taxes

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42742.pdf

Describes current federal tax preferences that offer significant benefits for small and large manufacturing firms and legislative proposals to enhance such preferences or create new ones.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Tax Gap, Tax Compliance, and Proposed Legislation in the 112th Congress

Categories: Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations,Taxes

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42739.pdf

Describes what the tax gap is, how much it amounted to in 2006 (the last year for which data is available), and what proposals have been introduced to bring about greater tax compliance.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Medigap: A Primer

Categories: Elderly,Health Insurance,Medicare/Medicaid

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42745.pdf

This report provides a broad overview of Medigap insurance, including the history of Medigap legislation, the various types of Medigap plans, consumer protections from Medigap policies, and requirements facing insurance providers.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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