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Enforcement of the Immigration Laws to Serve the National Interest

Categories: Crime/Justice,Headlines,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Uncategorized

https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/17_0220_S1_Enforcement-of-the-Immigration-Laws-to-Serve-the-National-Interest.pdf

Outlines actions and priorities  to be taken by immigration authorities to enforce the immigration laws of the U.S. including the creation of a Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement office.  From the Department of Homeland Security

 

Assessment of Labour Provisions in Trade and Investment Arrangements

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Treaties,Uncategorized

http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/—dgreports/—inst/documents/publication/wcms_498944.pdf

Examines the scope and effectiveness of labor provisions in international trade agreements concluded in the past five years.  Finds that trade agreements have strengthened workers’ rights but challenges remain especially with regard to sustaining the gains made. From the International Labour Organization

 

CBO’s Activities Under the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

Categories: Federal State Relations,Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations,Uncategorized

https://www.cbo.gov/node/51335

New site that identifies intergovernmental or private sector mandates in laws passed by Congress or in bills proposed in Congress.  Replaces an annual printed report.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

 

Effective Marginal Tax Rates for Low-and Moderate-Income Workers in 2016

Categories: Income/Poverty,Taxes,Uncategorized,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/50923-MarginalTaxRates.pdf

Shows how several tax provisions and transfer programs would affect the 2016 income of a hypothetical family and then provides estimates of marginal tax rates for a representative sample of workers. From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Use of Restrictive Housing in U.S. Prisons and Jails, 2011-12

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics,Uncategorized

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/urhuspj1112.pdf

Provides the percentage of prison and jail inmates currently held in solitary confinement or administrative segregation, those who had spent time in such housing during the past 12 months, and the total time spent in restrictive housing. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

The Number of Veterans that Use VA Health Care Services: A Fact Sheet

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics,Uncategorized,Veterans

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43579.pdf

Provides statistical table with trends since 2001 in the number of veterans, VA-enrolled veterans, and veterans using VA health care during the year.    From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

S.1947 A Bill to Rename the Government Printing Office the Government Publishing Office, and for Other Purposes

Categories: Govt Information,Laws/Regulations,Uncategorized

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-113s1947is/pdf/BILLS-113s1947is.pdf

Redesignates the Government Printing Office as the Government Publishing Office to better cite the range of contemporary responsibilities of the agency.  The Public Printer would become the Director of the Government Publishing Office.  From the Federal Digital System

 

Health Benefits for Members of Congress and Certain Congressional Staff

Categories: Congress,Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations,Uncategorized

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43194.pdf

This report summarizes the provisions of the final rules relating to health benefits for members of Congress and their staffs, and describes how it affects current and retired members and congressional staff.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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