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Government Printing, Publications, and Digital Information Management: Issues and Challenges

Categories: Congress,Govt Information,Laws/Regulations

https://www.everycrsreport.com/files/20171108_R45014_97e8039031e1587bfb3efaf88c009e30069cd7d6.pdf

Examines problems and questions involving the present and future of federal government information with attention to the Joint Committee on Printing, the Federal Depository Library Program, and the management of government information in the future.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by EveryCRS.com

 

Effects of Legislation That Would Raise Deficits by an Estimated $1.5 Trillion over the 2018-2027 Period

Categories: Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/hr1hoyerletter.pdf

Estimates that enacting legislation that would create such a large deficit over a ten-year period would require annual federal spending sequestrations in excess of the amount available in accounts subject to automatic reductions.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Repealing the Individual Health Insurance Mandate: An Updated Estimate

Categories: Govt Finance,Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations,Taxes

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53300-individualmandate.pdf

Concludes that repealing the mandate that requires citizens to have health insurance would reduce federal budget deficits by $338 billion between 2018 and 2027, cause the number of people with health insurance to decrease by four million in 2019 and 13 million by 2027, and cause average health insurance premiums to increase by 10% in most years.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Estimated Deficits and Debt Under the … Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

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

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/hr1deficitsanddebt.pdf

Estimates that passage of the proposed legislation in its current form would increase federal deficits to $1.7 trillion in the 2018-2027 period and bring the debt figure to 97.1% of GDP.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Congressional Record Bound Edition

Categories: Congress,Govt Information,History,Laws/Regulations

https://www.govinfo.gov/app/collection/crecb_gpo/_crecb

The digitized bound volumes now stretch back to 1891.  From GovInfo and the Government Publishing Office

 

The Opioid Epidemic and Federal Efforts to Address It: Frequently Asked Questions

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Federal State Relations,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44987.pdf

Includes sections on opioid abuse and supply issues, federal agencies and programs that address opioid abuse, recent legislation, and state policies.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists and InfoDocket.

 

Electoral College Reform: Contemporary Issues for Congress

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43824.pdf

Examines structural and political objections to the electoral college as a method for selecting the president and various reform proposals, including the National Popular Vote initiative.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists and InfoDocket.

 

Voters with Disabilities: Observations on Polling Place Accessibility and Related Federal Guidance

Categories: Disability,Elections/Campaigns,Laws/Regulations

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/687556.pdf

Examines a sample of 178 U.S. polling places and finds that 60% had one or more potential impediments for voters with disabilities.  Covers in-person voting before and on election day, the extent to which polling places had impediments, actions taken to facilitate voting by those with disabilities, and the extent to which federal accessibility requirements apply to voting.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

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