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Cooperative R&D: Federal Efforts to Promote Industrial Competitiveness (open access)

Cooperative R&D: Federal Efforts to Promote Industrial Competitiveness

Report regarding the ways the United States Congress has explored to stimulate technological advancement in the private sector.
Date: December 3, 2012
Creator: Schacht, Wendy H.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Technology Transfer: Use of Federally Funded Research and Development (open access)

Technology Transfer: Use of Federally Funded Research and Development

Report that looks at the workings, and pros and cons, of a system established by Congress to facilitate the transfer of technology research and development (R&D) funding to the private sector and state and local governments.
Date: December 3, 2012
Creator: Schacht, Wendy H.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Industrial Competitiveness and Technological Advancement: Debate Over Government Policy (open access)

Industrial Competitiveness and Technological Advancement: Debate Over Government Policy

Report that covers legislative activity in the past and present regarding private-sector technological development. It also looks at the future of Congressional action towards mandated specific technology development.
Date: December 3, 2012
Creator: Schacht, Wendy H.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
War Powers Resolution: Presidential Compliance (open access)

War Powers Resolution: Presidential Compliance

Report that gives a summary of the usage of the War Powers Resolution (WPR) and various issues related to proposals to modify or repeal the resolution. The report summarizes most recent developments and background, and gives an overview of United Nations actions, and WPR activities in former Yugoslavia/Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq (post-1991), Haiti, and Somalia.
Date: August 30, 2012
Creator: Grimmett, Richard F.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Social Security Reform: Current Issues and Legislation (open access)

Social Security Reform: Current Issues and Legislation

Report that looks at the Social Security debate, Social Security future projections, and public opinion on Social Security reform. It also looks at past reform measures, from the 109th-112th Congress, none of which received congressional action.
Date: November 28, 2012
Creator: Nuschler, Dawn
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
The Federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program: Background, Funding, and Activities (open access)

The Federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program: Background, Funding, and Activities

Report discussing the federal government's role in the country's information technology (IT) research and development (R&D) activities.
Date: August 30, 2012
Creator: Moloney Figliola, Patricia
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Program: Background and Issues for Congress (open access)

Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Program: Background and Issues for Congress

Report that provides background information and potential issues for Congress on the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) and concerns Congress has for complications within the LCS program.
Date: August 10, 2012
Creator: O'Rourke, Ronald
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Navy Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Program: Background and Issues for Congress (open access)

Navy Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Program: Background and Issues for Congress

Report that discusses the funding for the growth of the Aegis ballistic missile defense (BMD) program. The Aegis BMD program, which is carried out by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the Navy, gives Navy Aegis cruisers and destroyers a capability for conducting BMD operations.
Date: October 25, 2012
Creator: O'Rourke, Ronald
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Yemen: Background and U.S. Relations (open access)

Yemen: Background and U.S. Relations

Report that provides an overview and analysis of U.S.-Yemeni relations amidst evolving political change in Yemeni leadership, ongoing U.S. counterterrorism operations against Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) operatives at large in Yemen's hinterlands, and international efforts to bolster the country's stability despite an array of daunting socio-economic problems.
Date: November 1, 2012
Creator: Sharp, Jeremy M.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
House Committee Chairs: Considerations, Decisions, and Actions as One Congress Ends and a New Congress Begins (open access)

House Committee Chairs: Considerations, Decisions, and Actions as One Congress Ends and a New Congress Begins

Report that addresses some of the critical matters a House committee chair confronts from the time of the early organization meetings in November to approximately the spring district work-period in March or April.
Date: October 25, 2012
Creator: Schneider, Judy & Koempel, Michael L.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Potential Trade Effects of Adding Vietnam to the Generalized System of Preferences Program (open access)

Potential Trade Effects of Adding Vietnam to the Generalized System of Preferences Program

Report that looks at the effects of adding Vietnam to the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) as a "developing country."
Date: August 14, 2012
Creator: Jones, Vivian C. & Martin, Michael F.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
How Measures Are Brought to the House Floor: A Brief Introduction (open access)

How Measures Are Brought to the House Floor: A Brief Introduction

Report that presents a brief description of the five parliamentary methods used to bring proposed legislation to the House floor for consideration. These methods allow for consideration as a privileged matter, under the limited privilege of a special calendar or day, under suspension of the rules, under the terms of a special rule, or by unanimous consent.
Date: November 2, 2012
Creator: Davis, Christopher M.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
The First Day of a New Congress: A Guide to Proceedings on the Senate Floor (open access)

The First Day of a New Congress: A Guide to Proceedings on the Senate Floor

Report that describes the well-established routine that occurs on the opening day of a new Congress.
Date: October 31, 2012
Creator: Schneider, Judy & Koempel, Michael L.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
U.S. Direct Investment Abroad: Trends and Current Issues (open access)

U.S. Direct Investment Abroad: Trends and Current Issues

Report that provides a brief overview of how foreign investments can affect the U.S.
Date: October 26, 2012
Creator: Jackson, James K.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) Status for Russia and U.S.-Russian Economic Ties (open access)

Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) Status for Russia and U.S.-Russian Economic Ties

Report that discusses the issues surrounding whether or not the U.S. should grant Russia permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) following its accession into the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Date: June 15, 2012
Creator: Cooper, William H.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Oman: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy (open access)

Oman: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy

Report that describes the relationship between the United States and the Sultanate of Oman, especially with respect to Oman's support of U.S. efforts toward peace in the Middle East, the U.S. free trade agreement with Oman, and Oman's relatively close relations with Iran, the last of which seems incongruous with the other positive aspects of Oman's relationship with the U.S.
Date: August 30, 2012
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
The Peace Corps: Current Issues (open access)

The Peace Corps: Current Issues

Report regarding the President's annual funding request for the Peace Corps, efforts to reauthorize the Peace Corps, and related issues. Current issues include the extent to which there is available funding for Peace Corps expansion, whether the Peace Corps has the institutional capacity to expand, and whether volunteers are able to function in a safe and secure environment.
Date: October 2, 2012
Creator: Tarnoff, Curt
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: An Economic Analysis (open access)

Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: An Economic Analysis

Report containing information regarding foreign direct investments, including the foreign acquisition of American firms.
Date: October 26, 2012
Creator: Jackson, James K.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
The Project BioShield Act: Issues for the 112th Congress (open access)

The Project BioShield Act: Issues for the 112th Congress

Report that provides a brief overview of the authorities established by the Project BioShield Act of 2004, discusses the availability of Project BioShield appropriations, identifies the medical countermeasures obtained through Project BioShield, reviews the relationship between Project BioShield and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), reviews policy issues and options faced by congressional policymakers, and reviews current Project BioShield-related legislation.
Date: October 26, 2012
Creator: Gottron, Frank
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Drug Testing and Crime-Related Restrictions in TANF, SNAP, and Housing Assistance (open access)

Drug Testing and Crime-Related Restrictions in TANF, SNAP, and Housing Assistance

Report that describes and compares the drug- and crime-related policy restrictions contained in selected federal programs that provide assistance to low-income individuals and families: the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly Food Stamps), and the three primary federal housing assistance programs (the public housing program, the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program, and the project-based Section 8 rental assistance program).
Date: September 6, 2012
Creator: McCarty, Maggie; Falk, Gene; Aussenberg, Randy Alison & Carpenter, David H.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
The U.S. Income Distribution and Mobility: Trends and International Comparisons (open access)

The U.S. Income Distribution and Mobility: Trends and International Comparisons

Report that looks at the growing income disparity and the decreasing financial mobility in the United States.
Date: November 29, 2012
Creator: Levine, Linda
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Offsets, Supplemental Appropriations, and the Disaster Relief Fund: FY1990-FY2013 (open access)

Offsets, Supplemental Appropriations, and the Disaster Relief Fund: FY1990-FY2013

Report that discusses the recent history of offsetting rescissions in paying for supplemental appropriations to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Disaster Relief Fund (DRF).
Date: December 4, 2012
Creator: Painter, William L.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Energy and Water Development: Fiscal Year 2013 Appropriations (open access)

Energy and Water Development: Fiscal Year 2013 Appropriations

Report that discusses the FY2012 budget for energy and water development as approved by Congress, including how the funding will be used.
Date: October 23, 2012
Creator: Behrens, Carl E.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Cybersecurity: Authoritative Reports and Resources (open access)

Cybersecurity: Authoritative Reports and Resources

Report that provides links to selected authoritative resources related to cybersecurity issues, including: legislation, hearings in the 112th Congress, data and statistics, and cybersecurity glossaries.
Date: July 24, 2012
Creator: Tehan, Rita
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library