Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Offshoring (or Offshore Outsourcing) and Job Loss Among U.S. Workers

Categories: Labor/Employment

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL32292.pdf

Discusses sources of information about how many blue-collar and white-collar jobs have been lost, the reasons for such losses, and the potential for as many as 30 million more lost jobs or 1/5 of the U.S. work force.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Succession to the Crown Bill 2012-13

Categories: Great Britain,Laws/Regulations

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/RP12-81.pdf

Would change the rules governing succession to the crown by eliminating gender discrimination and by eliminating the prohibition against a person marrying a Roman Catholic.     House of Commons Library Research Paper 12/81.

 

Letter of Governor Robert McDonnell to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

Categories: Federal State Relations,Health Insurance,Medicare/Medicaid,Virginia Issues

http://www.governor.virginia.gov/utility/docs/HealthcareExchangeLetter.pdf

Announces Virginia’s decision that the state will not build and operate a state-based health benefits exchange but will choose to let the federal government create and operate the required exchange beginning in January 2014.  From the Office of the Governor

 

The Controlled Substances Act: Regulatory Requirements

Categories: Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL34635.pdf

This report highlights certain non-criminal regulatory requirements of the Controlled Substances Act for medical, scientific, research, and industrial purposes.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Unauthorized Aliens Residing in the United States: Estimates Since 1986

Categories: Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Statistics

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL33874.pdf

Estimates of the unauthorized alien population rose from 3.2 million in 1986 to 12.4 million in 2007.  Looks at the various estimates and the reasons for the increases.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Rising Economic Powers and U.S. Trade Policy

Categories: Brazil,Business/Economics,China,Foreign Trade/Investment,India,indonesia,Mexico,Russia,Turkey

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R42864.pdf

Discusses the challenges presented for U.S. trade policies of China, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia, and Turkey due to their rising trade flows, rapidly growing economies, and greater involvement in World Trade Organization negotiations and dispute settlements.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

World Malaria Report 2012

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Nongovernmental organizations,Statistics,United Nations

http://www.who.int/malaria/publications/world_malaria_report_2012/wmr2012_full_report.pdf

Summarizes information received from 104 countries and highlights progress toward global malaria targets set for 2015.  From the World Health Organization

 

Work Experience of the Population: 2011

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/work_12182012.pdf

Shows the number and percentage of people in the population who worked during some portion of 2011.  Also contains statistics on worker characteristics and extent of work during the year.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

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