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Respectfully quoted : a dictionary of quotations requested from the Congressional Research Service ( Book )
10 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and held by 2,267 libraries worldwide
The Congressional Research Service has been responding to Congressional inquiries about quotations for eighty-five years, and during this time they have searched out many of the most popular statements. They have tracked down others which had a pith and point equal to the more traditional thoughts. The 2100 statements here are the best of the latter
Delegate selection for the 1996 Democratic and Republican national conventions Virgin Islands by Kevin J Coleman( Book )
104 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,538 libraries worldwide
The Constitution of the United States of America : analysis and interpretation : annotations of cases decided by the Supreme Court of the United States to July 2, 1982 by United States( Book )
8 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 1,179 libraries worldwide
The Constitution of the United States of America : analysis and interpretation : analysis of cases decided by the Supreme Court of the United States to June 28, 2002 by United States( Book )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,128 libraries worldwide
Popularly known as the Constitution Annotated or "CONAN", encompasses the U.S. Constitution and analysis and interpretation of the U.S. Constitution with in-text annotations of cases decided by the Supreme Court of the United States. The analysis is provided by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) in the Library of Congress
The U.S. government and the Vietnam war : executive and legislative roles and relationships by William Conrad Gibbons( Book )
14 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and held by 1,087 libraries worldwide
"This is a study of U.S. government policymaking during the 30 years of the Vietnam war, 1945-75, beginning with the 1945-1960 period. Although focusing on the course of events in Washington and between Washington and U.S. officials on the scene, it also depicts major events and trends in Vietnam to which the U.S. was responding, as well as the state of American public opinion and public activity directed at supporting or opposing the war."--Preface
The Constitution of the United States of America: analysis and interpretation. Annotations of cases decided by the Supreme Court of the United States to June 29, 1972 by United States( Book )
9 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 1,031 libraries worldwide
CRS review ( serial )
in English and held by 965 libraries worldwide
Quasi government organizations by Kevin R Kosar( file )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 946 libraries worldwide
Nuclear nonproliferation and the United States ( file )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 932 libraries worldwide
Laws, nominations and legal issues ( file )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 834 libraries worldwide
Understanding Congress : research perspectives : the papers and commentary from "Understanding Congress, a Bicentennial Research Conference," February 9-10, 1989, Washington, DC by Understanding Congress: a Bicentennial Research Conference( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 821 libraries worldwide
Digest of public general bills and resolutions by Library of Congress( serial )
in English and held by 749 libraries worldwide
China-U.S. relations and most-favored nation status issues and options for Congress by Kerry Dumbaugh( Book )
61 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 741 libraries worldwide
Throughout much of the George W. Bush Administration, U.S.-china relations have remained unusually smooth and stable. But in the 109th Congress, U.S. policy toward China appears to be subject to competing reassessments. State Department official late in 2005 unveiled what they described as a new policy framework for the relationship -- one in which the United States was willing to work cooperatively with a non-democratic China while encouraging Beijing to become a "responsible stakeholder" in the global system. Other U.S. policymakers appear to be adopting somewhat tougher stances on issues involving China and U.S.-China relations, expressing their concerns about strong PRC economic growth and a more assertive and influential PRC diplomacy in the international arena. Taiwan, which the PRC considers a "renegade province," remains the most sensitive issue the two countries face and the one many observers fear could lead to potential Sino-U.S. conflict. While Beijing has long maintained it has the right to use force to "reunify" with Taiwan, late in 2004 Chinese officials launched an effort to codify this assertion with an "anti-secession" law (adopted in March 2005) aimed at curbing Taiwan independence. U.S. officials regard the action as provocative, saying it was unconstructive for regional stability. The PRC move prompted renewed concerns and activity among Taiwan's supports in Congress. Another matter of growing U.S. concern is China's increasingly global "reach" in recent years and the consequences that Beijing's expanding economic and political influence have for U.S. interests. To feed its appetite for resources, China is steadily signing trade agreements, oil and gas contracts, scientific and technological cooperation, and multilateral security arrangements with countries around the world, some of which are key U.S. allies. Some U.S. observers view these activities as a threat to the United States; a number of PRC moves since then to improve relations with Taiwan and ease cross-strait tensions have not eased these congressional concerns. Even if these trends are simply the results of China's benign economic development and growth, they may pose critical future challenges for U.S. economic and political interests. Much of current concern about China appears driven by security calculations at the Pentagon and in Congress. In remarks at a Singapore Conference in June 2005, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld questioned the motivations behind China's expanding military budget and stated that a congressionally mandated DOD report in 2005 concludes Beijing is greatly understating its military expenditures. Bilateral economic and trade issues also remain matters of concern, with U.S. officials and Members of Congress this year particularly criticizing China's failure to halt piracy of U.S. intellectual property rights (IPR) and China's continued constraints on its currency valuation. In the February 2005 State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, U.S. officials again classified China's human rights record as poor. Beijing continues its crackdown on independent religious organizations, citizens accused of leaking state secrets, and other political activists
Major legislation of the Congress ( serial )
in English and held by 715 libraries worldwide
United Nations peacekeeping by Marjorie Ann Browne( Book )
52 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 697 libraries worldwide
A major issue facing the United Nations, the United States, and Congress concerning United Nations peacekeeping is the extent to which the United Nations has the capacity to restore or keep the peace in the changing world environment. Associated with this issue is the expressed need for a reliable source of funding and other resources for peacekeeping and improved efficiencies of operation. For the United States, major congressional considerations on UN peacekeeping stem from executive branch commitments made in the UN Security Council. The concern with these commitments, made through votes in the Council, is the extent to which they bind the United States, both militarily and financially, to fund and to participate in some way in an operation. This includes placing U.S. military personnel under the control of foreign commanders
Current economic conditions and selected forecasts by Gail E Makinen( Book )
60 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 668 libraries worldwide
"U.S. real GDP growth has been positive for 17 consecutive quarters, and the economy is considered to be in an "expansion" phase. As of the fourth quarter 2005, real or inflation-adjusted growth was nearly 12% above its previous high near the end of the 1991-2001 expansion."--p. 2
Nuclear energy policy by Mark Holt( Book )
51 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 665 libraries worldwide
Nuclear energy policy issues facing Congress include questions about radioactive waste management, research and development priorities, power plant safety and regulation, terrorism, and the Price-Anderson Act nuclear liability system
Tax expenditures : compendium of background material on individual provisions by United States( serial )
in English and held by 653 libraries worldwide
The strategic petroleum reserve and the drawdown dilemma by Robert Bamberger( Book )
55 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 641 libraries worldwide
Congress authorized the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) in the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA, P.L. 94-163) to help prevent a repetition of the economic dislocation caused by the 1973-1974 Arab oil embargo. The program is managed by the Department of Energy (DOE). The capacity of the SPR is 727 million barrels, and it currently holds around 704 million barrels of crude oil. In addition, a Northeast Heating Oil Reserve (NHOR) holds 2 million barrels of heating oil in above-ground storage. At issue in recent years has been whether SPR capacity should be expanded and whether the reserve should continue to be filled. During the period FY1999-FY2007, roughly 139 million barrels of royalty-in-kind (RIK) oil were added to the SPR. An estimated 19.1 million barrels was to be acquired during FY2008. RIK oil is turned over to the U.S. government in lieu of cash royalties on offshore oil production from federal leases that would otherwise be paid to the Treasury. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT, P.L. 109-58) permanently authorized the SPR and permits fill only if it can be established that adding to the SPR is not placing upward pressure on prices. However, the Bush Administration continued RIK fill. With gasoline prices exceeding, on average, $3.60/gallon, and approaching $4.00/gallon in some regions, some policymakers proposed that Congress take action to halt RIK deliveries. On May 13, the House and Senate passed H.R. 6022, suspending RIK fill. President Bush signed the legislation into law (P.L. 110-232) on May 19. However, a few days earlier, on May 16, DOE announced it would not accept bids for an additional 13 million barrels of RIK oil that had been intended for delivery during the second half of 2008. An energy bill (H.R. 3044) scheduled to reach the Senate floor during the week of June 9 includes language requiring suspension; presumably, this title will be dropped
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