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Earl Gregg Swem Library

A New Authorization for Use of Military Force Against the Islamic State: Comparison of Current Proposals in Brief

Categories: Arab,Defense/Military,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Terrorism

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R43760.pdf

Examines current proposals for the use of military force against the Islamic State and compares them with such past proposals as those of post 9/11 in 2001, use of force against Iraq in 2002, and presidential authority under Article II of the Constitution. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

U.S. Department of Education Announces Final Rule to Help Colleges Keep Campuses Safe

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education-Higher,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues,Women

http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-announces-final-rule-help-colleges-keep-campuses-safe

Agency press release about implementation of final regulation relating to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.  The rule is based on the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 and is designed reduce the incidence of sexual violence on college campuses.  From the U.S. Department of Education

 

How Initiatives to Reduce Fraud in Federal Health Care Programs Affect the Budget

Categories: Children,Govt Finance,Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations,Medicare/Medicaid

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49460-ProgramIntegrity.pdf

Describes how federal budget experts estimate the budgetary effects of legislative proposals to reduce fraud in Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Conserving Energy and Reducing Consumption in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Categories: Energy,Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues

https://governor.virginia.gov/media/3257/eo-31-conserving-energy-and-reducing-consumption-in-the-commonwealth-of-virginia.pdf

Virginia Executive Order 31 of 2014 sets a goal of reducing electricity consumption in state facilities by 15% by 2017, using 2009-2010 as a baseline and directs state agencies to use Energy Performance Contracting to reduce energy consumption.  From the Office of the Governor

 

Federal and State Quarantine and Isolation Authority

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/RL33201.pdf

Provides an overview of federal and state public health laws as they relate to the confinement of individuals and constitutional issues that may be raised should individual liberties be restricted.

From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Al Qaeda-Affiliated Groups: Middle East and Africa

Categories: Africa,Asia,Laws/Regulations,Middle East Conflict,Terrorism

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/R43756.pdf

Discusses the U.S. counterterrorism policy toward groups affiliated with Al Qaeda and whether changes are needed in the federal statutes that undergird these policies.  Also discusses the Islamic State and Boko Haram.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

European Union Referendum Bill

Categories: European Union,Great Britain,Laws/Regulations,Treaties

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/RP14-55.pdf

Report prepared for the Parliament on the issue of whether England should leave the Union plus rules for the conduct of a referendum in the UK.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 14/55

 

How Do the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, Analyze the Competitive Effects of Mergers and Acquisitions under the Bank Holding Company Act, the Bank Merger Act, and the Home Owners Loan Act?

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Laws/Regulations

http://www.federalreserve.gov/bankinforeg/competitive-effects-mergers-acquisitions-faqs.htm

A frequently asked questions about how the Federal Reserve interprets the competitive review process for bank acquisitions, mergers, and other transactions affected by the Dodd-Frank  Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.  From the Federal Reserve

 

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