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Earl Gregg Swem Library

An Analysis of the President’s 2015 Budget

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Presidency,Statistics,Taxes

Sections on how the president’s budget proposals would affect federal deficits and the debt, what proposals would have the largest budgetary effects, and how CBO’s estimates differ from those of the administration.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Executive Order: Non-Retaliation for Disclosure of Compensation Information

Categories: Govt Personnel,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

Removes prohibition of employees of federal contractors from discussing compensation received by employees to promote equal pay practices.  Prevents employers from discharging or otherwise penalizing employees who disclose or discuss compensation matters.  From the White House


The Debate over Selected Presidential Assistants and Advisors: Appointment, Accountability, and Congressional Oversight

Categories: Congress,Govt Processes/Organization,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

Provides background information and selected views on the role of some of these appointees.  Also discusses constitutional concerns that have been raised about presidential advisors and reviews the Congressional oversight process.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Iran-Contra: Lawrence Walsh’s Contribution to History

Categories: Govt/Business Scandals,History,Iran,Presidency,Spying/Intelligence

A collection of eight documents recalling the scandal which rocked the Reagan administration and led independent counsel Lawrence Walsh to comment on the obstructions to the investigation thrown up by the White House, the Justice Department, and the intelligence agencies.  From the National Security Archive


Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Russia

Executive order of the president which asserts that persons who are asserting government authority in Crimea without authorization of the government of Ukraine are threatening peace and posing a threat to the national security of the U.S. and imposes financial penalties by blocking transfer or sale of their property in the U.S.


The Economic Case for Raising the Minimum Wage

Categories: Income/Poverty,Presidency,Statistics

Slide show on the arguments advanced by the Obama administration for raising the minimum wage.  From the White House


Memorandum: Establishing a White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education-Higher,Presidency,Sex Issues

Creates a task force to strengthen higher education compliance efforts and to provide new tools to prevent sexual assaults on campuses.  From the White House


Presidential Memorandum: Retirement Savings Security

Categories: Labor/Employment,Presidency,Retirement/Social Security

Presents details of plan to make available retirement savings accounts for those without such plans from their employers.  From the White House


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