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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Lacey Act: Protecting the Environment by Restricting Trade

Categories: Animals/Wildlife,Foreign Trade/Investment,Laws/Regulations,Natural Resources

http://nationalaglawcenter.org/wp-content/uploads//assets/crs/R42067.pdf

Explains how the Lacey Act began as a 1900 measure to prevent hunters from crossing state lines to avoid prosecution for violation of hunting laws and evolved over the years to prohibit import, export, transport, purchase or sale of species when that action would violate domestic or foreign law.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by National Agricultural Law Library

 

Revisions to CBO’s Projection of Potential Output Since 2007

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/45150-PotentialOutput.pdf

This report examines a change in the government’s projections of potential gross domestic product output for 2017.  The project declines by 7.3% from what was projected in January 2007.  From the Congressonal Budget Office

 

Budget of the U.S. Government Fiscal Year 2015: Appendix

Categories: Govt Finance

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BUDGET-2015-APP/pdf/BUDGET-2015-APP.pdf

Contains the most detailed information on the various appropriations and funds that constitute the U.S. budget.    From the Office of Management and Budget and the Government Printing Office’s Federal Digital System

 

Commission on Military Installations and Defense Activities: 2013 Initial Report

Categories: Defense/Military,Virginia Issues

https://governor.virginia.gov/media/2473/commissionmilitaryinstallsanddefenseactivities.pdf

First report of a group created by 2013 Executive Order of the Governor to prepare Virginia’s response to further possible Defense Department base closing proposals and prepare recommendations for strengthening the state’s relationship with the military.  From the Commission

 

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Negotiations

Categories: Business/Economics,European Union,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43387.pdf

Reviews the progress made since announcement of the plans to negotiate a U.S.-EU free trade agreement in February 2013, and the controversial issues that remain to be settled.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Democratic Republic of Congo: Background and U.S. Policy

Categories: Africa,Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Assistance,Geology/Mining

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43166.pdf

Discusses problems in the Congo—conflict, weak government, human rights abuses—and how U.S. efforts to provide assistance have brought mixed results. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

EU – U.S. Economic Ties: Framework, Scope, and Magnitude

Categories: Business/Economics,European Union,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL30608.pdf

Discusses the magnitude of current economic ties between the U.S. and the European Union and the prospects of closer ties through approval of a proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

FY2014 National Defense Authorization Act: Selected Military Personnel Issues

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Personnel,Health/Medical,Sex Issues

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R43184.pdf

Presents a synopsis of sections of the Act that pertain to personnel policy including force size, pay, health care, and sexual assault.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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