Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Federal and State Quarantine and Isolation Authority

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/RL33201.pdf

Provides an overview of federal and state public health laws as they relate to the confinement of individuals and constitutional issues that may be raised should individual liberties be restricted.

From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Al Qaeda-Affiliated Groups: Middle East and Africa

Categories: Africa,Asia,Laws/Regulations,Middle East Conflict,Terrorism

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/R43756.pdf

Discusses the U.S. counterterrorism policy toward groups affiliated with Al Qaeda and whether changes are needed in the federal statutes that undergird these policies.  Also discusses the Islamic State and Boko Haram.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

European Union Referendum Bill

Categories: European Union,Great Britain,Laws/Regulations,Treaties

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/RP14-55.pdf

Report prepared for the Parliament on the issue of whether England should leave the Union plus rules for the conduct of a referendum in the UK.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 14/55

 

Department of Defense 2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap

Categories: Climate Change,Defense/Military,Environment,Health/Medical,Homeland Security,Terrorism

http://www.acq.osd.mil/ie/download/CCARprint.pdf

Examines climate change as a “threat multiplier” from such possibilities as pandemic disease, food and water shortages, refugees, poverty, and global instability.  From the Department of Defense

 

How Do the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, Analyze the Competitive Effects of Mergers and Acquisitions under the Bank Holding Company Act, the Bank Merger Act, and the Home Owners Loan Act?

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Laws/Regulations

http://www.federalreserve.gov/bankinforeg/competitive-effects-mergers-acquisitions-faqs.htm

A frequently asked questions about how the Federal Reserve interprets the competitive review process for bank acquisitions, mergers, and other transactions affected by the Dodd-Frank  Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.  From the Federal Reserve

 

Flu Vaccination Coverage, United States, 2013-14 Influenza Season

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/fluvaxview/vax-coverage-1314estimates.pdf

Includes estimates of the cumulative percentage of persons vaccinated by the end of each month from July 2013 through May 2014 for each state and selected local areas. Also includes coverage by age, gender, and race/ethnicity and trends from recent years. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Support Costs and Staffing at Virginia’s Higher Education Institutions

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Headlines,Virginia Issues

http://jlarc.virginia.gov/reports/Rpt460.pdf

 

Finds that spending on support functions at Virginia’s 15 public higher education institutions increased 28% from 1991 to 2010 when adjusted for enrollment and inflation, but that the rate of increased support staff spending varied substantially across institutions.  W&M was listed as one of three that spent more than 75% of similar institutions.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission