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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Presidential Executive Order on Buy American and Hire American

Categories: Govt Procurement,Headlines,Presidency

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/04/18/presidential-executive-order-buy-american-and-hire-american

Executive order stating that federal agencies should require (or show a preference for) the purchase of goods and materials produced in the U.S.  and should “Hire American” workers by enforcing rigorously the laws governing entry into the U.S.  Also calls for the reforming of H-1B visa program.  From the White House

 

Quarterly Release of Newly Digitized Foreign Relations Volumes

Categories: Foreign Affairs,History,Russia

https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2017/04/269507.htm

Latest releases, covering years 1912-1918 with three supplemental volumes on World War I and three on Russia from 1918, in the ongoing effort to offer a complete series of the Foreign Relations of the U.S. From the Office of the Historian of the State Department

 

Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers, 2016

Categories: Headlines,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/opub/reports/minimum-wage/2016/home.htm

2.2 million workers had wages at or below the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour in 2016 and represented 2.7% of all hourly paid workers.  This report presents highlights and statistical tables  on U.S. workers who earned at or below the federal minimum wage.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Annual Survey of State Government Tax Collections: 2016

Categories: Govt Finance,Statistics,Taxes

https://www.census.gov/govs/statetax/

Provides a summary of taxes collected by states for five broad tax categories and 25 subcategories.  Does not include taxes by localities.  From the Census Bureau

 

The Changing Economics and Demographics of Young Adulthood: 1975-2016

Categories: Education-Higher,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2017/demo/p20-579.pdf

Looks at how the experiences of young adults today differ from those of the 1970s including choosing to go to college, the ability start a family or live independently of parents, and how work experience and education vary across living arrangements.  From the Census Bureau

 

Report of the Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation, 2016

Categories: Foreign Affairs,History,Iran

https://fas.org/sgp/advisory/state/hac2016.html

Reveals that the long-awaited Iran Retrospective volume, covering events at the time of the overthrow of the Mossadegh regime, now has “no timetable for its release.”  The original Iran volume of the Foreign Relations series, released in 1989 made no mention of CIA covert action, which led to legislation requiring the FRUS to be a “thorough, accurate, and reliable” documentary history of U.S. foreign policy.  From the State Department, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Health Care: Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring Use in Medicare and Selected Federal Programs

Categories: Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/684115.pdf

Studies alternatives to health care provided in person at a physician’s office for those distant from medical providers.  Looks at factors that affect the use of remote medical services through Medicare and emerging payment/delivery models. From the Government Accountability Office

 

Women in the Labor Force: A Databook

Categories: Disability,Education,Income/Poverty,Labor Unions,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Veterans,Women

https://www.bls.gov/opub/reports/womens-databook/2016/home.htm

Labor force participation by women reached a peak in the U.S. in 1999 with a rate of 60% and has since declined to 56.7% in 2015.  This report presents historical and recent labor force participation and earnings data for men and women from the Current Population Survey.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics