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Keystone XL Pipeline Veto Message

Categories: Congress,Headlines,Presidency

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/02/24/veto-message-senate-s-1-keystone-xl-pipeline-approval-act

Brief message from President Obama on the occasion of his veto of S.1: The Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act.  From the White House

 

Remarks by the President on Request to Congress for Authorization of Force Against ISIL

Categories: Arab,Congress,Defense/Military,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Middle East Conflict

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/02/11/remarks-president-request-congress-authorization-force-against-isil

Explanation of the president for the decision to seek from Congress an Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) against the Islamic State.  From the White House

 

Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

Categories: Arab,Congress,Defense/Military,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Middle East Conflict

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/aumf_02112015.pdf

Text of the draft resolution sent by President Obama to the Congress.  From the White House

 

Membership of the 114th Congress: A Profile

Categories: Congress

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43869.pdf

Profiles the new Congress by average age, occupation, education, length of Congressional service, religion, gender, ethnicity, and military service. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Legislation Email Alerts on Congress.gov

Categories: Congress,Laws/Regulations,Telecommunications/Internet

http://blogs.loc.gov/law/2015/02/legislation-email-alerts-on-congress-gov/

Announces new service of email alerts for legislation introduced by a member of Congress, for activity of a particular bill, or for new issues of the Congressional Record.  From Congress.gov and the Library of Congress

 

Biennial Budgeting: Options, Issues, and Previous Congressional Action

Categories: Congress,Govt Finance,Govt Processes/Organization

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R41764.pdf

Examines the history of moving to biennial budgeting as a solution for current problems, reviews the arguments for and against biennial budgeting, and looks at how two year budgeting has worked at the state level.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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

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

https://www.cia.gov/library/reports/Redacted-December-2014-Agency-Accountability-Board-Report.pdf

 

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  Allgov.com

 

Unauthorized Appropriations and Expiring Authorizations

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

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49871-UAEA_House.pdf

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

 

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