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Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Prepared Remarks to the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

Categories: Congress,Elections/Campaigns,Presidency,Russia

Prepared statement of the Attorney General on Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election of 2016. From the Justice Department


H.R.2884, Covfefe Act of 2017

Categories: Congress,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Telecommunications/Internet

Introduced by Mike Quigley, a Congressman from Illinois, the bill would require the preservation of a president’s social media accounts. From


James Comey Testimony Before the Senate Intelligence Committee

Categories: Congress,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Presidency,Russia

Searchable video of the testimony of the former FBI director before the Senate panel on 6/8/17 regarding his conversations with the president about the investigation into Russian interference with the American election. From the C-SPAN Video Library


U.S. Climate Change Regulation and Litigation: Selected Legal Issues

Categories: Climate Change,Congress,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

Offers a brief history of U.S. climate change regulations, reviews litigation over GHGs, examines other litigation related to climate change issues, and assesses the implications for Congress.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Congressional Record Bound Edition

Categories: Congress,Govt Information

Now expanded to include volumes covering the period 1961-1970.  Overall the coverage now includes Vols. 107 (1961) to 147 (2001) + vols. 151 (2005) and 152 (2006).  Users must deal with differences in functionality between the pre-1999 volumes and the later ones.  From the U.S. Government Publishing Office


Congressional Record Bound Edition

Categories: Congress,Govt Information

Now includes coverage of the period 1971-1980.  The site now includes 30 years of coverage from 1971-2001  Includes the History of Bills, Daily Digest, and Subject Index for each session.  From the Government Publishing Office


Membership of the 115th Congress: A Profile

Categories: Congress

Information on members of the current Congress, among the oldest in history.  Covers party affiliation, average age, education, occupation, length of service, religion, gender, ethnicity, foreign births, and military service.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


History of Child Labor in the United States: Part 2: The Reform Movement

Categories: Children,Congress,History,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

Discusses the struggle to pass child labor reform at the federal level due to the opposition of some states, especially in the South. A breakthru came in 1916 with the passage of legislation giving Congress the authority to regulate commerce between states.  From the Monthly Labor Review of the Bureau of Labor Statistics


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