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go directly to report, PDF _ RS21232 - Grazing Fees: An Overview and Current Issues
10-Mar-2008; Carol Hardy Vincent; 6 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
May 10, 2006


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Abstract: Charging fees for grazing private livestock on federal lands is a long-standing but contentious practice. Generally, livestock producers who use federal lands want to keep fees low, while conservation groups and others believe fees should be increased. The formula for determining the grazing fee .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Public Lands, Federal Agencies

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go directly to report, PDF _ RS22183 - Trade Preferences for Developing Countries and the WTO
3-Mar-2008; Jeanne J. Grimmett; 6 p.
Update: Previous releases:
June 29, 2007
June 20, 2006
April 5, 2006
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Abstract: World Trade Organization (WTO) Members must grant immediate and unconditional most-favored-nation (MFN) treatment to the products of other Members with respect to tariffs and other trade-related measures. Programs such as the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), under which developed countrie.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: International, International Finance, Federal Agencies
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go directly to report, PDF _ RS21961 - Perchlorate Contamination of Drinking Water: Regulatory Issues and Legislative Actions
22-May-2008; Mary Tiemann; 6 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
November 9, 2007
April 4, 2007
January 10, 2007
November 29, 2006
June 1, 2006
June 1, 2005
February 3, 2005
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Abstract: Perchlorate is the explosive component of solid rocket fuel, fireworks, road flares, and other products. Used heavily by the Department of Defense (DOD) and related industries, perchlorate also occurs naturally and is present in some organic fertilizer. This soluble, persistent compound has been .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Water, Federal Agencies, Pollution
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go directly to report _ RS22698 - FEMA Flood Map Modernization Funding
1-May-2008; Wayne A. Morrissey; 6 p.
Abstract: For FY2009, President Bush requested $151 million to finalize implementation of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)’s Flood Map Modernization (Map Mod) Initiative (FMMI) and its ongoing Map Mod program. FEMA introduced the FMMI in September 1997 as a strategic plan to convert paper flo.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Legislative, Water, Federal Agencies
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go directly to report _ RL34401 - The National Nanotechnology Initiative: Overview, Reauthorization and Appropriation Issues
29-Feb-2008; John F. Sargent; 49 p.
Abstract: Nanotechnology — a term encompassing the science, engineering, and applications of submicron materials — involves the harnessing of unique physical, chemical, and biological properties of nanoscale substances in fundamentally new and useful ways. The economic and societal promise of nanotechnolog.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Federal Agencies, Science & Technology
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL34046 - Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD): FY2008 Appropriations
14-Feb-2008; Randall Peterman and John Frittelli; 32 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
July 23, 2007.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: Appropriations are one part of a complex federal budget process that includes budget resolutions, appropriations (regular, supplemental, and continuing) bills, rescissions, and budget reconciliation bills. The process begins with the President’s budget request and is bound by the rules of the Hou.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Transportation, Federal Agencies, Government
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL34048 - Federal Research and Development Funding: FY2008
5-Feb-2008; John F. Sargent, Christine M. Matthews, John D. Moteff, Daniel Morgan, Robert Esworthy, Wendy H. Schacht, Pamela W. Smith, and Wayne A. Morrissey; 43 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
September 20, 2007
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Abstract: The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008 (P.L. 110-161) was the measure used by Congress and the President to wrap up action on the regular appropriations acts in late 2007. On December 19, 2007, Congress completed action on the act, and it was signed into law by President Bush on December 26, 2.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Science & Technology, Federal Agencies, Government
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go directly to report, PDF _ RS21168 - The Peace Corps: Current Issues
4-Feb-2008; Curt Tarnoff; 6 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
October 19, 2005.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: As it prepares authorization and State/Foreign Operations appropriations legislation in 2008, Congress will consider the FY2009 level of funding for the Peace Corps and related issues. This report will be updated as events warrant..... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: International, Federal Agencies
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL34011 - Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies: FY2008 Appropriations
3-Feb-2008; Carol Hardy Vincent, Robert Bamberger, David M. Bearden, M. Lynne Corn, Robert Esworthy, Ross W. Gorte, Marc Humphries, Pervaze A. Sheikh, David L. Whiteman, Blake Alan Naughton, Roger Walke and R. Sam Garrett; 85 p.
Update: Previous releases:
November 19, 2007
July 20, 2007
June 25, 2007.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: The annual consideration of appropriations bills (regular, continuing, and supplemental) by Congress is part of a complex set of budget processes that also encompasses the consideration of budget resolutions, revenue and debt-limit legislation, other spending measures, and reconciliation bills. I.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Federal Agencies, Natural Resources, Information
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL34329 - Crosscut Budgets in Ecosystem Restoration Initiatives: Examples and Issues for Congress
22-Jan-2008; Pervaze A. Sheikh and Clinton T. Brass ; 16 p.
Abstract: In the last 30 years, the United States has devoted enormous effort and committed billions of dollars toward restoring large ecosystems such as the Chesapeake Bay and the Great Lakes. These ecosystem restoration initiatives generally address multiple objectives that go beyond restoring the ecosyste.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Water, Legislative, Federal Agencies
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