Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Temporary Protected Status: Current Immigration Policy and Issues

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Immigration/Migration,Syria,Weather/Disasters

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/RS20844.pdf

Describes what conditions allow for temporary protected status for foreign nationals in the U.S., how many foreign nationals are currently receiving such status, and the specific concerns related to six countries including Syria. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Renegotiating Arms Control Agreements: A Brief Review

Categories: Arms Control,Congress,Iran,Nuclear Arms

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/IN10353.pdf

Amid the debate over the proposed nuclear treaty with Iran, this report reviews the four arms control treaties over the past 60 years that were not approved by the Senate. One was voted down (The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty) and the other three were not voted on. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Executive Order: Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors

Categories: Headlines,Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Presidency

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/09/08/executive-order-establishing-paid-sick-leave-federal-contractors

Text of the presidential executive order that ensures that employees of federal contractors can accumulate up to 7 days of paid sick leave annually including paid leave that allows for family care. From the White House