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Remarks by President Trump at Tax Reform Event

Categories: Presidency,Taxes

What few details have been revealed about the Republican tax plan are in this speech given during an Indianapolis political rally.  From the White House


Congressional Record

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

Digitized versions of the Congressional Record are now available from 1921 to the present except for one three year gap (2002-2004) on the GovInfo site.  From the Government Publishing Office


2016 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Surveillance

Categories: Health/Medical,Sex Issues,Statistics

More than 2 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis were reported in the U.S. in 2016, the highest number ever,  Offers national profiles, statistical tables for each disease, and special focus profiles for STDs in women and infants, in adolescents and young males, in racial and ethnic minorities, and in gay men.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats

Categories: Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Iran,Iraq,Korea,Libya,Presidency,Somalia,Syria,Venezuela

Presidential proclamation suspending entry of nationals from eight countries of concern: Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen.  Iraq was also identified as a country where nationals should be subject to additional scrutiny  From the White Hose


Unpaid Eldercare in the United States—2015-16 Data from the American Time Use Survey

Categories: Elderly,Statistics,Women

Estimates that 16% of the U.S. civilian population age 15+ provided unpaid eldercare during a recent two year period.  Provides demographic characteristics of those providers and recipients of care, the time spent, and the activities provided.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


First-Generation and Continuing-Generation College Students: A Comparison of High School and Postsecondary Experiences

Categories: Education-Higher,Statistics,Youth

Examines background and educational characteristics, plans for college or postsecondary enrollment, and postsecondary completion patterns of first-generation college students compared with peers who have college-educated parents.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Early Childhood Program Participation, Results from the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2016: First Look

Categories: Children,Education,Marriage/Family,Statistics

Presents findings on type of early child care (relative, nonrelative, or center-based), main reason for choosing care, important factors in choosing a particular care arrangement, and degree of parents’ participation in learning activities. From the National Center for Education Statistics


Parent and Family Involvement in Education: Results from the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2016: First Look

Categories: Children,Education,Marriage/Family,Statistics

Collects information about various  types of parental activity relating to their children’s education including help with homework, involvement at school, and family activities.  For homeschooled students, the survey covers reasons for homeschooling, sources of curriculum, and more.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


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