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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Final Report of the Rendition, Detention, and Interrogation Network Agency Accountability Board

Categories: Congress,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism


An in-house investigation which absolves agents of the Central Intelligence Agency of allegations of unauthorized access to the computer drives used by staff of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, while that group was preparing its study of the CIA’s enhanced interrogation techniques.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the CIA, posted by


Unauthorized Appropriations and Expiring Authorizations

Categories: Congress,Govt Finance,Govt Processes/Organization,Laws/Regulations

Identifies authorizations of appropriations that have already expired or will expire this year.  Includes the number and name of the public law containing the last authorization, the last year the authorization was in effect, and the amount authorized in that year.  From the Congressional Budget Office


U.S. Crude Oil Export Policy: Background and Considerations

Categories: Congress,Energy,Environment,Foreign Trade/Investment,Laws/Regulations,Prices/Inflation

Examines the historical reasons for restrictions on the exporting of crude oil by the U.S., the current push to drop or revise the ban, and various considerations that need to be kept in mind including price effects, energy security, international trade policy, and environmental issues. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Congressional Oversight Manual

Categories: Congress

Describes the tools and procedures that Congress uses to perform its government oversight functions.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Investigative Report on the Terrorist Attacks on U.S. Facilities in Benghazi, Libya, September 11-12, 2012

Categories: Congress,Headlines,Libya,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism

Following a two year investigation, this report serves as the definitive statement of the House of Representatives on the Intelligence Community’s activities before, during, and after the tragic events.  Includes links to 6 appendices in addition to the final report.  From the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence


International Climate Change Financing: The Green Climate Fund (GCF)

Categories: Climate Change,Congress,Environment,Govt Finance,United Nations

Discusses mechanisms for aiding developing countries in their climate change activities and focuses on the proposed United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Green Climate Fund.  Reviews operational details that would need to be clarified and the role a skeptical Congress might have to play.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


New Member Pictorial Directory: 114th Congress

Categories: Congress

Shows pictures of newly elected members to the House of Representatives for the 114th Congress, 2015-2016, and provides information about their education, residence, and occupation.  From the Committee on House Administration


Women in National Parliaments: Situation as of 1st October 2014

Categories: Congress,Elections/Campaigns,Women

Lists 189 countries in descending order by the percentage of women in the lower or single parliamentary house.  The U.S. is tied with San Marino for 85th place.  From the Inter-Parliamentary Union


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