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Reform of the U.S. Copyright Office

Categories: Congress,Copyright/Patents,Laws/Regulations,Libraries/Museums

https://judiciary.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Copyright-Reform.pdf

Proposal for reform of the Copyright Office including changing it into an independent entity within the legislative branch, making the head subject to Congressional approval, providing it with standing advisory committees, and upgrading its technology infrastructure.  Policy proposal from the House Judiciary Committee

 

Refugee Admissions and Resettlement Policy

Categories: Congress,Immigration/Migration,Statistics

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL31269.pdf

Covers basics of U.S. refugee admission policies including refugee ceilings and allocations, processing priorities, resettlement assistance, and special refugee provisions. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Congressional Record Bound Edition

Categories: Congress,Govt Information

https://www.govinfo.gov/app/#browse/collection?collectionCode=CRECB_GPO&browsePath=_Congressional+Record+%28Bound+Edition%29

Announces that the Congressional Record Permanent Edition is now available for the years 1981-2001, Volumes 127 – 147, on the Government Publishing Office’s GovInfo site.  From the Library of Congress and GPO.

 

Factors Affecting Revenue Estimates of Tax Compliance Proposals

Categories: Congress,Govt Finance,Taxes

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/workingpaper/52199-wp-taxcompliance.pdf

Examines such factors as the size of the tax gap, the amount of Internal Revenue resources, distinctions between detection and deterrence, and budget scorekeeping guidelines that affect estimates of budget savings from tax compliance proposals.  A joint working paper from the Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation.

 

Staff Tenure in Selected Positions in House Committees, 2006-2016

Categories: Congress,Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44683.pdf

Presents a number of statistical measures regarding the length of time House committee staff stay in particular job positions.  Also examines trends in staff tenure over the past decade. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Staff Tenure in Selected Positions in Senate Committees, 2006-2016

Categories: Congress,Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44685.pdf

Presents a number of statistical measures regarding the length of time Senate committee staff stay in particular job positions.  Also examines trends in staff tenure over the past decade. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Contingent Election of the President and Vice President by Congress: Perspectives and Contemporary Analysis

Categories: Congress,Elections/Campaigns,History,Presidency

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R40504.pdf

Describes what would happen (and what has happened twice in the past) if no presidential candidate won a majority of the electoral votes and the role of the House and Senate in such cases. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

EveryCRSReport.com

Categories: Congress,Govt Information,Libraries/Museums

https://www.everycrsreport.com/

They’ve been available only to members of Congress and subscribers but now a coalition of public interest groups has made freely available over 8,000 reports from the Congressional Research Service, the think-tank for Congress and part of the Library of Congress.  From Demand Progress and the Congressional Data Coalition

 

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