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Long-Term Federal Management of Uranium Mill Tailings: Background and Issues for Congress

In the wake of increasing concerns in the 1970s about human health and environmental risks posed by inactive uranium mill tailings,...

A Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment: Background and Congressional Options

One of the most persistent political issues facing Congress in recent decades is whether to require that the budget of the United States...

Norwegian Air International and Low-Cost Long-Haul Flights

Legislation introduced in the House of Representatives in July 2019 would prohibit the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) from...

SBA Surety Bond Guarantee Program

The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Surety Bond Guarantee Program is designed to increase small businesses’ access to federal,...

International Food Assistance: Food for Peace Nonemergency Programs

The U.S. government provides international food assistance to promote global food security, alleviate hunger, and address food crises...

Small Business Size Standards: A Historical Analysis of Contemporary Issues

Small business size standards are of congressional interest because they have a pivotal role in determining eligibility for Small...

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U.S. Foreign Aid to Israel

This report provides an overview of U.S. foreign assistance to Israel. It includes a review of past aid programs, data on annual...

Mandatory Minimum Sentencing of Federal Drug Offenses

As a general rule, federal judges must impose a minimum term of imprisonment upon defendants convicted of various controlled substance...

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...

Statutory Interpretation: General Principles and Recent Trends

The exercise of the judicial power of the United States often requires that courts construe statutes to apply them in particular cases...
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