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Capital Gains Tax Options: Behavioral Responses and Revenues

Compared with most other tax provisions, the potential revenue gain scored for an increase in capital gains taxes is strongly affected...

Central Valley Project: Issues and Legislation

The Central Valley Project (CVP), a federal water project owned and operated by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), is one of...

Single-Employer Defined Benefit Pension Plans: Funding Relief and Modifications to Funding Rules

To protect the interests of participants and beneficiaries in pension plans, Congress enacted the Employee Retirement Income Security...

Individual Tax Provisions (“Tax Extenders”) Expiring in 2020: In Brief

Six temporary individual income tax provisions were extended or reinstated by the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 (P.L....

U.S. Assistance to Sub-Saharan Africa: An Overview

Overview. Congress authorizes, appropriates, and oversees U.S. assistance to sub-Saharan Africa (“Africa”), which received over a...

Membership of the 116th Congress: A Profile

This report presents a profile of the membership of the 116th Congress (2019-2020) as of May 20, 2020. Statistical information is...

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China’s Economic Rise: History, Trends, Challenges, and Implications for the United States

Prior to the initiation of economic reforms and trade liberalization nearly 40 years ago, China maintained policies that kept the...

Qualifications for President and the “Natural Born” Citizenship Eligibility Requirement

The Constitution sets out three eligibility requirements to be President: one must be 35 years of age, a resident “within the United...

Social Security: Temporary Payroll Tax Reduction

In December 2010, Congress approved a temporary 2 percentage point reduction in the Social Security payroll tax rate for employees and...

Life Expectancy in the United States

As a result of falling age-specific mortality, life expectancy rose dramatically in the United States over the past century. Final data...
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