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Effects of Legislation That Would Raise Deficits by an Estimated $1.5 Trillion over the 2018-2027 Period

Categories: Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/hr1hoyerletter.pdf

Estimates that enacting legislation that would create such a large deficit over a ten-year period would require annual federal spending sequestrations in excess of the amount available in accounts subject to automatic reductions.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Repealing the Individual Health Insurance Mandate: An Updated Estimate

Categories: Govt Finance,Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations,Taxes

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53300-individualmandate.pdf

Concludes that repealing the mandate that requires citizens to have health insurance would reduce federal budget deficits by $338 billion between 2018 and 2027, cause the number of people with health insurance to decrease by four million in 2019 and 13 million by 2027, and cause average health insurance premiums to increase by 10% in most years.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Child Well-Being: Key Considerations for Policymakers

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Housing/Homelessness,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/688252.pdf

Examines what is known about the state of child well-being and discusses selected experts’ views on what policymakers could consider doing.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

The State of Transportation in Hampton Roads 2017

Categories: Energy,Transportation,Virginia Issues

http://www.hrtpo.org/uploads/docs/State%20of%20Transportation%202017%20-%20Final%20Report.pdf

Describes the current status of all aspects of the transportation system including highways, air, rail, and waterways.  Includes commuting, congestion, and air quality.  From the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization

 

Estimated Deficits and Debt Under the … Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Statistics,Taxes

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/hr1deficitsanddebt.pdf

Estimates that passage of the proposed legislation in its current form would increase federal deficits to $1.7 trillion in the 2018-2027 period and bring the debt figure to 97.1% of GDP.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XVII, Part 3, North Africa

Categories: Africa,Foreign Affairs,History,Libya

https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1977-80v17p3

Documents the Carter Administration’s efforts to promote peace and stability in the Maghreb including normalizing relations with Algeria and Libya, and serving as an honest broker in the regional dispute over the Western Sahara.  From the State Department

 

Russia and 2016 Election Investigations

Categories: Congress,Elections/Campaigns,Presidency,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.c-span.org/video/?436360-1/facebook-google-twitter-executives-testify-russias-influence-2016-election

Features executives of Facebook, Google, and Twitter at a hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee on the topic of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election through manipulation of social media.  From C-Span

 

Congressional Record Bound Edition

Categories: Congress,Govt Information,History,Laws/Regulations

https://www.govinfo.gov/app/collection/crecb_gpo/_crecb

The digitized bound volumes now stretch back to 1891.  From GovInfo and the Government Publishing Office

 

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