Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Presidential Executive Order on Buy American and Hire American

Categories: Govt Procurement,Headlines,Presidency

Executive order stating that federal agencies should require (or show a preference for) the purchase of goods and materials produced in the U.S.  and should “Hire American” workers by enforcing rigorously the laws governing entry into the U.S.  Also calls for the reforming of H-1B visa program.  From the White House


White House Disclosures

Categories: Govt Personnel,Presidency

Database of financial disclosures by key White House officials but not the president.  Compiled by the Center for Public Integrity


Presidential Executive Order on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth

Categories: Energy,Environment,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

Presidential order which requires executive agencies to identify and propose ways to eliminate any regulations that encumber energy production, constrain growth, or prevent job creation.  From the White House


Presidential Memorandum on the White House Office of American Innovation

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Presidency

Text of order which creates a new entity within the White House, led by the president’s son-in-law to reform the federal government using private-sector practices.  From the White House


Defense Primer: Command and Control of Nuclear Forces

Categories: Defense/Military,Nuclear Arms,Presidency

One of a recent series of brief reports on the Defense Department and how it operates.  This particular report discusses how the U.S. Nuclear Command and Control System operates, the options available for nuclear use, and the time limits within which such decisions might have to be made.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


NLRB v. SW General Inc

Categories: Headlines,Labor/Employment,Presidency,Supreme Court/courts

6-2 Supreme Court ruling that limits the president’s power to fill vacant government positions when nominations are delayed by partisan political fights.  The case involved an acting  general consul who served for over three years on the National Labor Relations Board without winning Senate approval.  The case was brought by an Arizona ambulance company accused of unfair labor practices.  From the Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute


Executive Order: Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States

Categories: Arab,Headlines,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Terrorism

Revised version of the executive order that seeks to restrict entry into the U.S. of individuals from six Middle Eastern countries.  The latest version excludes Iraq from the ban as well as green card holders, dual nationals, and people granted asylum or refugee status.  Also reduces total number of refugees allowed to enter country annually.  From the White House


Guidance on Presidential Records

Categories: Govt Information,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

Provides background information on the Presidential Records Act, and how the Archives assists the presidential staff in managing its records.  Issued at the start of presidential administrations since 2000.  From the National Archives and Records Administration


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