Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2015

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines



Presents the president’s budget proposals for fiscal year 2015, including what level of spending is proposed for each federal agency.   From the Office of Management and Budget and the Government Printing Office’s Federal Digital System


The War on Poverty: 50 Years Later

Categories: Headlines,Income/Poverty,Laws/Regulations,Welfare/Social Services

Reviews the causes of poverty, the history of anti-poverty efforts, the effect of federal programs on labor-force participation, and the current status of these programs.  From the House Budget Committee


Trends in Out-of-Hospital Births in the United States, 1990-2012

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics,Women

Examines recent trends and characteristics of out-of-hospital births, including home and birthing center births, in the U.S. from 1990-2012.  Also compares selected characteristics with those of hospital births.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Questions and Answers about the Future of the National Atlas of the United States

Categories: Maps/Geography

Explains which elements are being eliminated and which are being transferred to the National Map site, and the reasons for the change—mostly budgetary.  From the U.S. Geological Survey


The National Map and National Atlas Merge

Categories: Maps/Geography

Press release announcing the consolidation of mapping functions from the National Atlas of the United States and the National Map into a single source for geospatial and cartographic information.  Development of the National Atlas ends in September 2014.  From the U.S. Geological Survey


Aviation Workforce: Current and Future Availability of Airline Pilots

Categories: Careers,Labor/Employment,Transportation

Examines what data and forecasts reveal about the need for and potential availability of airline pilots and what actions are being taken by industry and government to attract and retain pilots. From the Government Accountability Office


International Debt Statistics 2014

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Statistics

Features an overview of regional trends, summary tables, and individual country tables.  The focus is on external debt of developing countries.  From the World Bank


The Long-Run Effects of Federal Budget Deficits on National Saving and Private Domestic Investment

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance

Finds that investment in the economy declines by 15 to 50 cents for each additional dollar of increase in the federal deficit.  From the Congressional Budget Office



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