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go directly to report, PDF _ RL33846 - Greenhouse Gas Reduction: Cap-and-Trade Bills in the 110th Congress
27-Jun-2008; Larry Parker, Brent D. Yacobucci, Johnathan L. Ramseur; 29 p.
Update: Previous releases:
January 31, 2008
April 24, 2007
March 29, 2007
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Abstract: Multiple proposals to advance programs that reduce greenhouse gases have been introduced in the 110th Congress. S. 2191 was reported May 20, 2008, from the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. An amended version of S.2191, S. 3036, was considered by the Senate in June 2008, but a vot.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Climate Change, Government, Legislative
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go directly to report, PDF _ RS22923 - Department of Defense Fuel Costs in Iraq
23-Jul-2008; Anthony Andrews and Moshe Schwartz; 6 p.
Abstract: Since the invasion of Iraq in 2003, the average price of fuels purchased for military operations in Iraq has steadily increased. The disparity between the higher price of fuel supplied to the United States Central Command compared to Iraq’s civilian population has been a point of contention. Seve.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Economics & Trade, Government
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL34154 - Possible Expiration (or Extension) of the 2002 Farm Bill
23-Jul-2008; Jim Monke and Joe Richardson; 19 p.
Update: Previous releases:
January 29, 2008.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (P.L. 107-171, the 2002 farm bill) authorizes an array of farm commodity support, conservation, and nutrition programs. Many provisions of the 2002 farm bill were scheduled to expire in 2007. However, the farm commodity support provisions exp.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Agriculture, Government, Legislative
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL34540 - Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies: FY2009 Appropriations
11-Jul-2008; William J. Krouse and Edward Vincent Murphy; 66 p.
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. In a.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Government, Science & Technology
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL34554 - California Water Law and Related Legal Authority Affecting the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta
1-Jul-2008; Cynthia Brougher; 14 p.
Abstract: The Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta (the Delta) is formed by the confluence of the north-flowing San Joaquin River, the south-flowing Sacramento River, and the San Francisco Bay, to which the delta of the two rivers is linked. The 1,153-square-mile estuary is the hub of California’s extensive wat.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Water, Government
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL31181 - Research Tax Credit: Current Status, Legislative Proposals in the 109th Congress, and Policy Issues
6-Oct-2008; Gary Guenther; 37 p.
Update: Previous release dates:

September 22, 2006

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Abstract: Technological innovation makes crucial contributions to long-term economic growth, and research and development (R&D) is the lifeblood of innovation. In economies dominated by free markets, a large share of R&D investment is undertaken by private firms seeking to become more competitive and impro.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Government, Legislative

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go directly to report, PDF _ RS22906 - Use of the Polar Bear Listing to Force Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions: The Legal Arguments
28-Aug-2008; Robert Meltz; 6 p.
Update: Previous Reports:
August 28, 2008
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Abstract: On May 15, 2008, the Fish and Wildlife Service listed the polar bear as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). At the same time, it published a “special rule” limiting the application of ESA prohibitions to activities affecting the bear. The listing and special rule attracte.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Climate Change, Biodiversity, Government
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL33528 - Industrial Competitiveness and Technological Advancement: Debate Over Government Policy
25-Aug-2008; Wendy H. Schacht; 24 p.
Update: Previous releases:
August 1, 2007
August 3, 2006
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Abstract: There is ongoing interest in the pace of U.S. technological advancement due to its influence on U.S. economic growth, productivity, and international competitiveness. Because technology can contribute to economic growth and productivity increases, congressional attention has focused on how to aug.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Science & Technology, Government
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL33484 - National Park Management
15-Aug-2008; Carol Hardy Vincent, Coordinator, Ross W. Gorte, and Sandra L. Johnson; 18 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
February 21, 2008
August 8, 2007
September 25, 2006

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Abstract: The 110th Congress is considering legislation and conducting oversight on National Park Service (NPS) related topics. The Administration is addressing park issues through budgetary, regulatory, and other actions. This report focuses on several key topics.

Centennial Initiative. President Bush.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Government, Forests, Information

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go directly to report, PDF _ RL34617 - Recycling Programs In Congress: Legislative Development and Architect of the Capitol Administration
14-Aug-2008; Jacob R. Straus; 42 p.
Update: Previous Editions:
August 14, 2008
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Abstract: The House of Representatives and the Senate created separate voluntary recycling programs in 1989, during the 101st Congress (1989-1991). Administered by the Architect of the Capitol, the recycling programs aimed to reduce the amount of material sent to landfills and establish the House and the S.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Risk & Reform, Waste Management, Government
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