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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Retirement/Social Security,Taxes

https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/2146

Extends Fast Track Authority to the president through 2018 for reaching trade agreements.  Constitutes Title 1 of legislation that extends exemptions from tax penalties for early withdrawals from retirement accounts to certain federal workers who have reached age 50.  From Congress.gov

 

Final Report of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing

Categories: Crime/Justice,Presidency,Science/Technology

http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/pdf/taskforce/TaskForce_FinalReport.pdf

The recommendations are organized around 6 topic areas: building trust, policy and oversight, technology and social media, community policing and crime reduction, officer training, and officer safety.  From the Community Oriented Policing Services of the Department of Justice

 

Remarks by the President at the Catholic Health Association Conference

Categories: Headlines,Health Insurance,Presidency

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/06/09/remarks-president-catholic-health-association-conference

Speech widely covered by the press where President Obama presents a passionate defense of  the benefits of the Affordable Care Act.  From the White House

 

Strengthening Communities by Welcoming All Residents: A Federal Strategic Action Plan on Immigrant and Refugee Integration

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Immigration/Migration,Labor/Employment,Language,Presidency

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/final_tf_newamericans_report_4-14-15_clean.pdf

Report of a presidential task force on a federal plan to improve existing pathways to naturalization, protect new American workers, expand opportunities for linguistic education, and generally strengthen federal immigrant and refugee integration infrastructure.  From the White House Task Force on New Americans

 

Trade Promotion Authority (TPA): Frequently Asked Questions

Categories: Congress,Foreign Trade/Investment,Govt Processes/Organization,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Treaties

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43491.pdf

Explains the basics of trade promotion authority, formerly called fast track, that lays out U.S. trade negotiating objectives, procedures for congressional-executive notification, and expedited legislative procedures under which such bills are considered.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Papers Relating to Foreign Affairs, Accompanying the Annual Message of the President to the Second Session Thirty-Eighth Congress

Categories: Births/Deaths,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,History,Presidency

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1865p4

Also known as Assassination of Abraham Lincoln … Appendix to Diplomatic Correspondence of 1865.  Features documents of condolence and sympathy from various countries on the occasion of the death of the president.  A unique volume in the Foreign Relations series.  From the State Department

 

National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Headlines,Health/Medical,Presidency

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/national_action_plan_for_combating_antibotic-resistant_bacteria.pdf

Proposes a national campaign built around five goals to respond to the rise of drug-resistant bacteria.  Claims the campaign will reduce the incidence of MRSA, CRE, and Clostridium Difficile and eliminate the use of antibiotics for growth promotion in food animals.  From the White House

 

Presidential Memorandum: Expanding Broadband Deployment and Adoption ….

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/03/23/presidential-memorandum-expanding-broadband-deployment-and-adoption-addr

Presidential directive that executive branch agencies identify funds, programs, and regulatory actions that could enhance broadband access to an estimated 50 million Americans who currently lack such access.  From the White House

 

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