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Congressional Primer on Responding to Major Disasters and Emergencies

Categories: Federal State Relations,Homeland Security,Weather/Disasters

http://new.nationalaglawcenter.org/wp-content/uploads//assets/crs/R41981.pdf

Describes the governmental response to major disasters, the roles played by federal, state, and local governments, and the various forms of disaster assistance. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by National Agricultural Law Center

 

Cruise Ship Crime: Consumers Have Incomplete Access to Cruise Crime Data

Categories: Crime/Justice,Transportation

http://www.commerce.senate.gov/public/?a=Files.Serve&File_id=b6b046f1-eb82-404e-a0cc-9cd26a74117f

 

Congressional report that alleges that crime occurs on cruise ships at a higher rate than what is reported to legal authorities. See also statistical appendices.  From the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

 

How CBO Projects Income

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/44433-IncomeProjection.pdf

Explains how the Congressional Budget Office derives its projections of income for businesses and individuals as well as net income from the rest of the world in making its economic forecasts.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Hague Convention Treaty on Recovery of International Child Support and H.R. 1896

Categories: Children,Laws/Regulations,Treaties,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43109.pdf

Provides an overview of the current child support enforcement program at the domestic and international levels, a summary and current status of the 2007 Hague Convention, and the current status of implementing legislation.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): In Brief

Categories: European Union,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43158.pdf

Describes the goals of the foreign trade partnership between the U.S. and the European Union, and the regulatory issues which are seen as the most difficult area to win agreement.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Analysis of Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)

Categories: Crime/Justice,Energy,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42824.pdf

Discusses the role of renewable identification numbers in connection with legal requirements for renewable biofuels as a component of transportation fuel and the fraudulent practices that have accompanied this development.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Natural Resource Damage Assessment Under the Oil Pollution Act

Categories: Energy,Environment,Federal State Relations,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R41972.pdf

Reviews the process for assessing damages related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the role of government appointed trustees under the Oil Pollution Act, and the current status of the restoration effort. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

International Illegal Trade in Wildlife: Threats and U.S. Policy

Categories: Africa,Animals/Wildlife,Crime/Justice,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL34395.pdf

Describes the scope of the illegal trade, case examples of some especially hard hit species such as elephants and rhinos, and the U.S./international responses to the problem.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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