Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program and Homeless Assistance

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R42766.pdf

This report examines the administrative history of the program which provides funding to homeless service providers,  the evolution of its award process, and the issues that Congress might consider as the program approaches its fourth decade.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Puerto Rico’s Political Status and the 2012 Plebiscite: Background and Key Questions

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Puerto Rico

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R42765.pdf

Previews the November 2012 vote in Puerto Rico on whether voters prefer statehood, independence, or a sovereign free associated state. Also considers Puerto Rico’s current status and issues for Congress.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Federal Support for and Involvement in State and Local Fusion Centers

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Homeland Security,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/irp/congress/2012_rpt/fusion.pdf

Criticizes state and local security centers for producing little intelligence of value, violating civil rights,  and wasting federal resources.  From the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The Exon-Florio National Security Test for Foreign Investment

Categories: Business/Economics,Foreign Trade/Investment,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL33312.pdf

Exon-Florio grants the President the authority to block proposed foreign acquisitions that threaten national security.  This report describes the function of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), and recent developments involving foreign purchases and national security concerns.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s Financial Status: Frequently Asked Questions

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Housing/Homelessness

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42760.pdf

Provides information about the current financial situation and outlook for the two government-sponsored enterprises which provide liquidity in the mortgage market and promote homeownership for underserved groups.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA): An Overview

Categories: Defense/Military,Laws/Regulations,Marriage/Family

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42758.pdf

Provides basic information about the act intended to help employees balance work and family life. Includes sections on eligible employees, job-protected leave, paid versus unpaid leave, and military family leave.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The 2012 Long-Term Projections for Social Security: Additional Information

Categories: Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/43648-SocialSecurity.pdf

Presents additional information about the financial outlook for Social Security since the publication of the most recent 75 year projections in June 2012.  Also has Supplemental Data.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Military Medical Care: Questions and Answers

Categories: Defense/Military,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL33537.pdf

Provides information about how the military health system is structured, explains the nature of the different TRICARE plans, the relationship of TRICARE and Medicare, and the outlook for long-term Defense health costs.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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