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go directly to report, PDF _ RS22602 - Public Health and Medical Preparedness and Response: Issues in the 110th Congress
1-Aug-2008; Sarah A. Lister; 6 p.
Update: Previous Editions:
August 1, 2008
March 23, 2008
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Abstract: The 2001 terrorist attacks, Hurricane Katrina, and concerns about an influenza (“flu”) pandemic have sharpened congressional interest in the nation’s systems to track and respond to public health threats. The 109th Congress reauthorized or established relevant programs in the Departments of Healt.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Risk & Reform, Government, Information
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL34547 - Possible Federal Revenue from Oil Development of ANWR and Nearby Areas
23-Jun-2008; Salvatore Lazzari; 12 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
June 23, 2008
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Abstract: Recent high petroleum prices, and the related economic burden on consumers and energy-intensive industries, has raised the issue of stimulating domestic supplies of crude oil. One possible source is the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), which is estimated to contain sig.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Energy, Government, Natural Resources
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go directly to report, PDF _ RS21688 - Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Prevention: Summary of Federal Mandates and Financial Assistance for Reducing Hazards in Housing
12-Jun-2008; Linda-Jo Shierow; 5 p.
Update: Previous Editions:
June 12, 2008
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Abstract: Many U.S. children have unacceptably high levels of lead in their blood, which may result in reduced intellectual ability, learning disabilities, or other health concerns. A key source of lead exposure often is house dust containing lead-based paint (LBP) from deteriorated or abraded surfaces of .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: General Interest, Government, Risk & Reform
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go directly to report, PDF _ 94-731 - Brief Summaries of Federal Animal Protection Statutes
15-Aug-2008; Henry Cohen; 34 p.
Update: Updates:
November 6, 2007
February 27, 2007
October 16, 2006
Previous releases:
February 10, 2006
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Abstract: This report contains brief summaries of federal animal protection statutes, listed alphabetically. It does not include treaties, although it does include statutes enacted to implement treaties. It includes statutes concerning animals that are not entirely, or not at all, animal protection st.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Government, General, Information
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL33226 - Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Legislation for Disaster Assistance: Summary Data FY1989 to FY2007
14-Aug-2008; Justin Murray and Bruce R. Lindsay; 17 p.
Update: Previous releases:
March 8, 2007
July 10, 2006

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Abstract: This report provides summary information on emergency supplemental appropriations enacted after major disasters since 1989. More recently, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast of the United States on August 29, 2005, as a Category 3 hurricane after passing over South Florida as a Cat.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Economics & Trade, Government, General

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go directly to report, PDF _ RL34207 - Crop Insurance and Disaster Assistance in the 2008 Farm Bill
20-Jun-2008; Ralph M. Chite; 17 p.
Update: Previous Editions:
June 20, 2008
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Abstract: The federal government has relied primarily on two policy tools in recent years to help mitigate the financial losses experienced by crop farmers as a result of natural disasters — a federal crop insurance program and congressionally mandated ad-hoc crop disaster payments. Congress has made sever.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Agriculture, Government, Risk & Reform
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL33826 - Climate Change: The Kyoto Protocol and International Actions
30-May-2008; Susan R. Fletcher and Larry Parker; 24 p.
Update: Previous releases:
August 22, 2007
June 8, 2007
/NLE/CRSreports/07Jul/RL33826.pdf
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Abstract: The concerns over climate change, often termed “global warming,” have emerged both in the United States and internationally as major policy issues. Reports in 2007 of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) provided additional scientific underpinnings for these concern.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Climate Change, International, Government
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go directly to report, PDF _ RS22262 - “Price Gouging,” the Antitrust Laws, and Vertical Integration: How They Are Related
28-May-2008; Janice E. Rubin; 6 p.
Update: Previous releases:
March 15, 2007
August 1, 2006
May 8, 2006 (/NLE/CRSreports/06jun/RS22262.pdf)
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Abstract: The antitrust laws and statutes to prohibit “price gouging” each aim to serve the same end — realization of lower or reasonable prices for consumers, but they do so from different perspectives. The theoretical underpinning of antitrust law is the belief that vigorous and unfettered marketplace compe.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Natural Resources, Economics & Trade, Government
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL34475 - Transportation Fuel Taxes: Impacts of a Repeal or Moratorium
7-May-2008; Robert Pirog and John W. Fischer; 10 p.
Abstract: Legislation that would repeal or otherwise provide for a summer-long moratorium of federal transportation fuel taxes has been introduced in the 110th Congress. Simultaneously, Senators McCain and Clinton are proposing a summer fuel tax collection moratorium as part of their Presidential campaigns. F.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Transportation, Government
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go directly to report, PDF _ RS22149 - Exemptions from Environmental Law for the Department of Defense: Background and Issues for Congress
1-May-2008; David M. Bearden; 6 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
August 17, 2007
May 15, 2007
(/NLE/CRSreports/07Jun/RS22149.pdf)
March 12, 2007
January 3, 2007 (/NLE/CRSreports/07Jan/RS22149.pdf)
December 12, 2006
June 19, 2006
May, 2006
August, 2005
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Abstract: Since FY2003, DOD has sought broader exemptions from environmental laws that it argues are needed to preserve training flexibility and ensure military readiness. There has been disagreement in Congress over the need for broader exemptions in the absence of data on the cumulative impact of environ.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Government, Legislative, General Interest
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