Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Environment,European Union,Foreign Trade/Investment,Labor/Employment,Treaties

Provides a series of links to and summaries of policy papers relating to the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.  The papers cover such issues as impact of the partnership on agriculture, employment, the environment, food safety, and more.  From the European Parliament


SEC Announces Charges Against Standard & Poor’s for Fraudulent Ratings Misconduct

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

Agency press release which summarizes the charges against S&P for federal securities law violations involving misconduct in ratings of mortgage-backed securities.  Includes links to the specific SEC orders related to the case.  From the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission


Department of Defense Suicide Event Report: Calendar Year 2013 Annual Report

Categories: Births/Deaths,Defense/Military,Headlines,Statistics

Reports on 229 deaths by suicide among active service members and 220 by reserve component members.  Includes detailed assessments of demographic information, behavioral health history, and deployment history for each suicide.  Also includes suicide prevention efforts.  From the Department of Defense


Access to Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts and Workplace-Funded Childcare

Categories: Children,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics

Examines the rate of worker access to such benefits and access rates in 2014 by occupational and establishment characteristics for workers in state and local government and private industry.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Shale Gas and EU Energy Security

Categories: Energy,European Union

This paper addresses the question whether and to what extent shale gas can contribute to European energy security. While some European regions have significant shale resources, issues of public acceptance and environmental impact will make it more expensive to acquire.  From the European Parliamentary Research Service


Temporary Assistance for Needy Families: Spending and Policy Options

Categories: Federal State Relations,Govt Finance,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family,Welfare/Social Services,Women

Provides an overview of the TANF program, the purpose and amounts of federal and state spending, the work requirements for eligibility for cash assistance, and 12 options that Congress might consider in changing TANF.  From the Congressional Budget Office