Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Internships in Congressional Offices: Frequently Asked Questions

Categories: Congress

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44491.pdf

Covers the role of interns, policies and guidance provided by the House and Senate in regard to interns, factors relating to an individual’s eligibility to serve as an intern, and resources/training opportunities available to interns.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

What, If Anything, Has Judge Garland Said About the Second Amendment and Guns?

Categories: Guns,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/garland-guns.pdf

Looks at past opinions of Judge Garland to attempt to determine his views on the Second Amendment and the regulation of firearms. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Trends in the Joblessness and Incarceration of Young Men

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Youth

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51495-YoungMenReport.pdf

Reviews trends in the incarceration rate of young men and explores the economic implications, both in terms of added costs to the government and lost income from limited education and job experience.  Also examines incarceration rates by race/ethnicity and educational background.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Indication of Unconventional Oil and Gas Wastewaters Found in Local Surface Waters

Categories: Business/Economics,Consumer Info/Protection,Financial Crisis/Markets,Headlines

http://toxics.usgs.gov/highlights/2016-05-09-uog_wastes_in_streams.html

White paper on the risks and vulnerabilities associated with the online lending industry.  Provides an overview of the industry, reviews stakeholder opinions, reviews benefits and risks of online lending, and provides policy recommendations.  From the Treasury Department

(business/economics     consumer info/protection     financial crisis/markets     headlines)

Opportunities and Challenges in Online Marketplace Lending

Categories: Business/Economics,Consumer Info/Protection,Financial Crisis/Markets,Headlines

https://www.treasury.gov/connect/blog/Documents/Opportunities_and_Challenges_in_Online_Marketplace_Lending_white_paper.pdf

White paper on the risks and vulnerabilities associated with the online lending industry.  Provides an overview of the industry, reviews stakeholder opinions, reviews benefits and risks of online lending, and provides policy recommendations.  From the Treasury Department

 

Air Pollution Levels Rising in Many of the World’s Poorest Cities

Categories: Environment,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Statistics,United Nations

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2016/air-pollution-rising/en/

Describes the results of data gathered for the Global Urban Ambient Air Pollution Database.  Reports that 98% of cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants in low- and middle-income countries do not meet WHO air quality guidelines.  Also covers key air pollution trends from 2008-2013.  From the World Health Organization

 

Justice Department Files Complaint Against the State of North Carolina to Stop Discrimination Against Transgender Individuals

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Federal State Relations,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-files-complaint-against-state-north-carolina-stop-discrimination-against

Agency press release explaining the reasons for the lawsuit filed against North Carolina because of the alleged discrimination against transgender individuals of state legislation relating to the use of bathrooms and changing facilities.  From the Justice Department