Executive Summaries of All CRS Reports

Thursday, March 26, 2015

ESEA Reauthorization Proposals in the 114th Congress: Selected Key Issues – R43916

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was last amended by the ... http://v.iew.im/M2rHym

Domestic Human Trafficking Legislation in the 114th Congress – R43917

Legislation aimed at combating trafficking in persons (TIP) is a top item ... http://v.iew.im/M22jQk

Climate Change Adaptation by Federal Agencies: An Analysis of Plans and Issues for Congress – R43915

Though Congress has debated the significance of global climate change and ... http://v.iew.im/Mj2sC9

The President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Action of November 20, 2014: Overview and Issues – R43852

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced his Immigration Accountab ... http://v.iew.im/MN9ArW

Export-Import Bank: Overview and Reauthorization Issues – R43581

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank or the Bank), a w ... http://v.iew.im/MY6TQM

State Sponsors of Acts of International Terrorism-Legislative Parameters: In Brief – R43835

Cuba, Iran, Sudan, and Syria are identified by the U.S. government as cou ... http://v.iew.im/MYhrTe

Legislation to Facilitate Cybersecurity Information Sharing: Economic Analysis – R43821

Data breaches, such as those at Target, Home Depot, Neiman Marcus, JPMorg ... http://v.iew.im/MmYLsV

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

EPA and the Army Corps’ Proposed Rule to Define “Waters of the United States” – R43455

On March 25, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. ... http://v.iew.im/MNMPSR

The National Wild and Scenic Rivers System: A Brief Overview – R42614

The Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968 (P.L. 90-542, 16 U.S.C. 1271 et se ... http://v.iew.im/MAMLM2

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA): Resources for Frequently Asked Questions – R43215

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA; P.L. 111-148, as ame ... http://v.iew.im/MaU983

Ozone Air Quality Standards: EPA’s 2015 Revision – R43092

On November 26, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced ... http://v.iew.im/M2Bqp7

Iran: U.S. Economic Sanctions and the Authority to Lift Restrictions – R43311

The United States has led the international community in imposing economi ... http://v.iew.im/MAuphU

The Army’s Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV): Background and Issues for Congress – R43240

The Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) is the Armys proposed replacemen ... http://v.iew.im/MSefPM

Locate an Agency or Program Within Appropriations Bills – R40858

The major source of appropriated funds for each of the following federal ... http://v.iew.im/ManhA6

Legal Authorities Governing Federal Contracting and Subcontracting with Small Businesses – R42391

Congress has generally broad authority to impose requirements upon the fe ... http://v.iew.im/MjKkeH

Teacher Quality Issues in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act – R42127

One of the major goals of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1 ... http://v.iew.im/MFeePu

Small Business Management and Technical Assistance Training Programs – R41352

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has provided technical and manage ... http://v.iew.im/MFn76F

Access to Broadband Networks: The Net Neutrality Debate – R40616

As congressional policy makers continue to debate telecommunications refo ... http://v.iew.im/MhsyP7

Social Security Administration (SSA): Budget Issues – R41716

The Social Security Administration (SSA) administers the Old-Age and Surv ... http://v.iew.im/MS9qUw

Latin America and the Caribbean: Fact Sheet on Leaders and Elections – 98-684

This report provides the results of recent elections in Latin America and ... http://v.iew.im/Mhxpsq

Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Benefit – R40611

The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 200 ... http://v.iew.im/MN2sHM

Bahrain: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy – 95-1013

An uprising against Bahrains Al Khalifa royal family that began on Februa ... http://v.iew.im/MFMNAX

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Congressional Gold Medals, 1776-2014 – RL30076

Senators and Representatives are frequently asked to support or sponsor p ... http://v.iew.im/MNFWtW

Health Care for Dependents and Survivors of Veterans – RS22483

The Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Aff ... http://v.iew.im/MFQj7L

International Law and Agreements: Their Effect upon U.S. Law – RL32528

This report provides an introduction to the roles that international law ... http://v.iew.im/Mr3G9E

Debarment and Suspension of Government Contractors: Legal Overview – RL34753

Debarment and suspension (collectively known as exclusion) are of perenni ... http://v.iew.im/MNv6qa

Ukraine: Current Issues and U.S. Policy – RL33460

A pro-reform, pro-Western government has emerged in Ukraine after the col ... http://v.iew.im/MNwTNU

Refugee Admissions and Resettlement Policy – RL31269

A refugee is a person fleeing his or her country because of persecution o ... http://v.iew.im/MMj65u

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): FY2015 Appropriations – R43709

Enacted on December 16, 2014, Title II of Division F of the Consolidated ... http://v.iew.im/MrfdER

Small Business Administration 504/CDC Loan Guaranty Program – R41184

The Small Business Administration (SBA) administers programs to support s ... http://v.iew.im/MYPcnM

Tax Deductions for Individuals: A Summary – R42872

Every tax filer has the option to claim deductions when filing their inco ... http://v.iew.im/MMBXV5

A New Authorization for Use of Military Force Against the Islamic State: Issues and Current Proposals in Brief – R43760

In 2014, the armed offensive of the Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIL ... http://v.iew.im/M2RXr4

An Overview of the Housing Finance System in the United States – R42995

When making a decision about housing, a household must choose between ren ... http://v.iew.im/M2UjuK

U.S. Farm Income Outlook for 2015 – R40152

According to USDAs Economic Research Service (ERS), national net farm inc ... http://v.iew.im/MM2r2d

Child Welfare: An Overview of Federal Programs and Their Current Funding – R43458

Child welfare services are intended to prevent the abuse or neglect of ch ... http://v.iew.im/MFA9QV

Tax Provisions that Expired in 2014 (“Tax Extenders”) – R43898

In the past, Congress has regularly acted to extend expired or expiring t ... http://v.iew.im/MBgPBE

Overview and Issues for Implementation of the Federal Cloud Computing Initiative: Implications for Federal Information Technology Reform Management – R42887

Cloud computing is a new name for an old concept: the delivery of computi ... http://v.iew.im/MBG9Vc

Bee Health: The Role of Pesticides – R43900

Over the past few decades there has been heightened concern about the pli ... http://v.iew.im/Mju8SK

Is Biopower Carbon Neutral? – R41603

To promote energy diversity and improve energy security, Congress has exp ... http://v.iew.im/MNapxv

The U.S. Tsunami Program: A Brief Overview – R41686

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations (NOAAs) National Wea ... http://v.iew.im/MYhCvL

Cybersecurity: Legislation, Hearings, and Executive Branch Documents – R43317

Cybersecurity vulnerabilities challenge governments, businesses, and indi ... http://v.iew.im/MFdQLX

Internet Governance and the Domain Name System: Issues for Congress – R42351

The Internet is often described as a network of networks because it is no ... http://v.iew.im/MM7VbM

Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies: FY2015 Appropriations – R43509

This report tracks and describes actions taken by the Administration and ... http://v.iew.im/Mk3ynm

Wednesday, March 11, 2015