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Notice of Determination and Request for Public Comment … China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property and Innovation

Categories: Business/Economics,China,Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/Press/Releases/301FRN.pdf

Explains rationale for proposing tariffs on Chinese goods and lists at the eight digit harmonized code level the items targeted.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2018 to 2028

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Statistics,Taxes

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53651-outlook.pdf

Estimates that the federal budget deficit will grow substantially over the next few years, then stabilize at a high level by historical standards.  Sees federal deficit rising to nearly 100% of GDP by 2028.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

K-12 Education: Discipline Disparities for Black Students, Boys, and Students with Disabilities

Categories: African Americans,Children,Civil/Human Rights,Disability,Education,Headlines,Statistics

https://www.gao.gov/assets/700/690828.pdf

Examines patterns among disciplinary actions from nearly all public schools in 2013/14 and finds that black students, boys, and students with disabilities were disproportionately disciplined.  The disparities were widespread and persisted regardless of type of public school attended or level of school poverty.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

What You Need to Know About President Donald J. Trump’s Actions Responding to China’s Unfair Trade Practices.

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/need-know-president-donald-j-trumps-actions-responding-chinas-unfair-trade-practices/

Expresses administration view on why tariffs are proposed for Chinese goods.  From the White House

 

Report on Russian Active Measures: Minority Views

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

https://docs.house.gov/meetings/IG/IG00/20180322/108023/HRPT-115-2.pdf

Democratic membership response to the views of the Republican majority in the report on Russian involvement in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.  From the House Committee on Intelligence.

 

Report on Russian Active Measures

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

https://intelligence.house.gov/UploadedFiles/HPSCI_-_Declassified_Committee_Report_Redacted_FINAL_Redacted.pdf

Heavily redacted report of the Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee, which finds no wrongdoing by the Trump Administration but accuses the FBI and Intelligence Community of tradecraft failures in regard to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.  From the House Committee on Intelligence

 

Secretary Carson Proposes Rent Reform

Categories: Headlines,Housing/Homelessness,Income/Poverty,Laws/Regulations,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.hud.gov/press/press_releases_media_advisories/HUD_No_18_033

Press release announcing reforms of subsidized housing policies, which include increases in rental fees and easier means for housing authorities to impose work requirements. From the Housing and Urban Development Department

 

Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science

Categories: Environment,Headlines,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Privacy,Science/Technology

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2018-04/documents/strenthening_transparency_in_regulatory_science_04-24-2018.pdf

Controversial proposed rule that would limit environmental regulatory activity if data were not publicly available. Proponents call it a move toward transparency, while opponents argue that it would limit regulation where research results were based on human health studies.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

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