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Report to Congress Under Section 319 of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Financial Crisis/Markets,Laws/Regulations

http://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/reports/section-319-fair-accurate-credit-transactions-act-2003-sixth-interim-final-report-federal-trade/150121factareport.pdf

Sixth and final report in a series of investigations into the accuracy of credit reports.  From the Federal Trade Commission

 

Scotland in the United Kingdom: An Enduring Settlement

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Great Britain,Laws/Regulations

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/397560/Scotland_Settlement_print_ready.pdf

Draft policy paper which describes additional powers to be devolved to Scotland by the British government following the September 2014 vote of the people of Scotland to remain within the United Kingdom.  House of Commons Command Paper Cm 8990

 

The Federal Communications Commission: Current Structure and Its Role in the Changing Telecommunications Landscape

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Laws/Regulations,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL32589.pdf

Reviews the calls for reform of the FCC, either via procedural changes that would affect agency operations or substantive policy changes that would affect the regulation of different services and industry sectors. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Intelligence Authorization Legislation for FY2014 and FY2015: Provisions, Status, Intelligence Community Framework

Categories: Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations,Spying/Intelligence

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/intel/R43793.pdf

Examines selected provisions in the legislation and provides an intelligence community framework in the Appendix.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

SEC Announces Charges Against Standard & Poor’s for Fraudulent Ratings Misconduct

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

http://www.sec.gov/news/pressrelease/2015-10.html#.VMEEUmOa-JY

Agency press release which summarizes the charges against S&P for federal securities law violations involving misconduct in ratings of mortgage-backed securities.  Includes links to the specific SEC orders related to the case.  From the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

 

Felons and the Right to Vote in Virginia: A Historical Overview

Categories: African Americans,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Elections/Campaigns,Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues

http://www.coopercenter.org/sites/default/files/publications/Virginia%20News%20Letter%202015%20Vol.%2091%20No%201.pdf

Traces the historical origins of voting rights restoration for felons and examines how denial of voting rights for people with felony convictions still disproportionately affects African Americans in Virginia and other states.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia

 

Final Report: Social and Economic Impacts of the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program

Categories: Business/Economics,Laws/Regulations,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.ntia.doc.gov/files/ntia/publications/asr_final_report.pdf

Independent evaluation of a federal program under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that provided for broadband adoption and availability to achieve social and economic benefits in targeted communities.  Covers 42 case study reports.  Funded by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration

 

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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