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

The Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) is the Army’s proposed replacement for the Vietnam-era M-113 personnel carriers, which are...

Immigration: Frequently Asked Questions about “Public Charge”

Immigration law in the United States has long contained exclusion and removal provisions designed to limit government spending on...

Expedited Removal of Aliens: Legal Framework

The federal government has broad authority over the admission of non-U.S. nationals (aliens) seeking to enter the United States. The...

Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies: Overview of FY2019 Appropriations

The Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies appropriations bill includes funding for more than 30 agencies and entities. They...

NAFTA and the Preliminary U.S.-Mexico Agreement

Overview On August 31, 2018, President Trump notified Congress of his intention to “enter into a trade agreement with Mexico – and with...

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

International law is derived from two primary sources—international agreements and customary practice. Under the U.S. legal system,...

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Supreme Court Appointment Process: President’s Selection of a Nominee

The appointment of a Supreme Court Justice is an event of major significance in American politics. Each appointment is of consequence...

Medicare: Part B Premiums

Medicare is a federal insurance program that pays for covered health care services of most individuals aged 65 and older and certain...

Income Eligibility and Rent in HUD Rental Assistance Programs: Frequently Asked Questions

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administers five main rental assistance programs that subsidize rents for...

Head Start: Background and Funding

Head Start is a federal program that has provided comprehensive early childhood development services to low-income children since 1965....
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