Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2016

Categories: Headlines,Health Insurance,Medicare/Medicaid,Population/Census,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2017/demo/p60-260.pdf

The uninsured rate decreased by 0.3% between 2015 and 2016.  The percentage of people without health insurance for the entire year was 8.8% or 28 million.  Also describes the percentage of people covered by private vs government health insurance.  Also covers health insurance by age and race.  From the Census Bureau

 

Income and Poverty in the United States: 2016

Categories: Headlines,Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2017/demo/P60-259.pdf

Presents data on income, earnings, income inequality, and poverty in the U.S.  Median household income was $59,039 which surpasses the previous high set in 1999.and represents a 3.2% increase over the 2015 figure.  The official poverty rate was 12.7%.  From the Census Bureau

 

The National Flood Insurance Program: Financial Soundness and Affordability

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Weather/Disasters

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53028-nfipreport2.pdf

Examines the financial soundness of the Flood Insurance Program and its affordability for policyholders.  The program, launched in 1968, collected premiums in August 2016 that fell short of the program’s expected costs by $1.4 billion, mostly from policies in coastal counties.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Anti-Money Laundering: U.S. Efforts to Combat Narcotics-Related Money Laundering in the Western Hemisphere

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Foreign Affairs

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/686727.pdf

Examines U.S. efforts to impede illicit proceeds from drug trafficking, estimated at $64 billion annually from U.S. sales.  Focuses on U.S. agency efforts to enforce Bank Secrecy Act and assist other countries in strengthening anti-money laundering regimes.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Presidential Executive Order on Imposing Sanctions with Respect to the Situation in Venezuela

Categories: Business/Economics,Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Trade/Investment,Latin America,Venezuela

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/08/25/presidential-executive-order-imposing-sanctions-respect-situation

Text of the order which increases economic sanctions against Venezuela for abuses of human rights and the establishment of an illegitimate constituent assembly. From the White House

 

Presidential Memorandum … on Military Service by Transgender Individuals

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Defense/Military,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/08/25/presidential-memorandum-secretary-defense-and-secretary-homeland

Text of the presidential directive that restores the policy barring transgender individuals from serving openly in the U.S. military.  The Obama administration had opened the military to transgender individuals.  The Trump administration rejects the evidence that the presence of such individuals would not hinder military effectiveness or unit cohesion.  From the White House

 

Federal Register 1980-1989

Categories: Govt Information,Laws/Regulations

https://www.govinfo.gov/app/collection/FR

Expands the availability of past issues of the Federal Register through the 1980s.  Issues are now available from the 1980 to the present on the GovInfo site.  From the Government Publishing Office

 

Alexander Hamilton Papers

Categories: Arts/Humanities,History,Libraries/Museums

http://loc.gov/collections/alexander-hamilton-papers/

The papers of Alexander Hamilton now available for the first time online in their original format.  Features a selection of the more than 12,000 items from Hamilton’s personal and public correspondence in the library’s collection.  From the Library of Congress

 

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