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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Presidential Authority to Permit Access to National Security Information

Categories: Govt Information,Govt Secrecy,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/secrecy/access.pdf

Examines the controversy over the disclosure of classified information by the president and related government standards for classifying and declassifying information. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Presidential Executive Order on the Establishment of Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Presidency

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/05/11/presidential-executive-order-establishment-presidential-advisory

Creates a commission to study current registration and voting processes in federal elections and to identify vulnerabilities  that could lead to improper registration and voting.  From the White House.

 

 

National Archives Announces a New Model for the Preservation and Accessibility of Presidential Records

Categories: Govt Information,History,Presidency

https://www.archives.gov/press/press-releases/2017/nr17-54

Press release which describes partnership with Obama Foundation which will digitize all unclassified presidential records, which will then be housed at existing NARA facilities for better access and preservation.  From the National Archives and Records Administration

 

Presidential Executive Order Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty

Categories: Headlines,Health/Medical,Presidency,Religion/Ethics

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/05/04/presidential-executive-order-promoting-free-speech-and-religious-liberty

Controversial presidential directive that executive agencies should not interfere in the exercise of political activity by religious organizations by such means as denying tax deductions or objecting to conscience-based opposition to preventive-care mandates.  From the White House

 

New Executive Order Directs Agencies to Revise or Rescind Climate Change Rules and Policies

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/eo-rescind.pdf

Analyzes recent presidential executive order that establishes policy to promote energy independence, primarily through actions favorable to oil, natural gas, coal, and nuclear energy producers.  The order also withdraws guidance on assessing climate change effects when making regulations about energy policy.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

(climate change     energy     environment     laws/regulations     presidency)

Presidential Executive Order on Buy American and Hire American

Categories: Govt Procurement,Headlines,Presidency

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/04/18/presidential-executive-order-buy-american-and-hire-american

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

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1V1axPEZNHVwgpJTkWMCRJaiAU67poc4ycOaMP3xtKuE/edit#gid=225911896

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

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/03/28/presidential-executive-order-promoting-energy-independence-and-economi-1

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

 

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