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"We each have a responsibility to make this horrific and all-too-common crime a lot less common. And our work with victims is the key that will open the door to real change—not just on behalf of the more than 44,000 survivors who have been identified in the past year, but also for the more than 20 million victims of trafficking who have not." -- John F. Kerry, Secretary of State. United States Department of State.
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“This new Web application, which replaces the existing Industry Statistics Sampler, provides easy access to all Census Bureau programs that release statistics for a user-selected industry, as classified by the North American Industry Classification System. Census Bureau business and industry statistics dating back to 1997 (according to the 2007 classification) will be available on the new application. The Industry Statistics Portal provides direct links to the relevant statistics released on American FactFinder, as well as a direct link to the Industry Snapshot for the industry. The application also provides industry definitions and information on historical comparability.” Census Bureau. United States.
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This report discusses DOMA [Defense of Marriage Act] and legal challenges to it. It reviews legal principles applied to determine the validity of a marriage contracted in another state and surveys the various approaches employed by states to enable or to prevent same-sex marriage. Congressional Research Service (CRS). United States.
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This report examines trends in USDA’s food and nutrition assistance programs through fiscal 2011. It also summarizes a number of Economic Research Service (ERS) reports on WIC-related topics that were released in fiscal 2011. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
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The 15-year report, unlike its two predecessors, examines a range of efforts to increase bicycling and walking in the United States. Programs at the Federal, State, and local levels are included, as well as case studies on best practices. Finally, the report makes recommendations for research, policy, and other measures that can be taken to meet the goals of the original study.
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A new report recommends that the U.S. Department of Education develop a national education data network to integrate existing information on teacher preparation, drive the collection of new data, and provide needed information to researchers and policymakers working toward better approaches to preparing K-12 teachers. Committee on the Study of Teacher Preparation Programs in the United States; National Research Council.
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"Food environment factors—such as store/restaurant proximity, food prices, food and nutrition assistance programs, and community characteristics—interact to influence food choices and diet quality. Research is beginning to document the complexity of these interactions, but more is needed to identify causal relationships and effective policy interventions." United States Department of Agriculture.
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released a new publication that describes some of the federal and state programs available for people with limited income and resources.
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cSource: United States Bureau of the Census; Host: University of Virginia
Over 220 data items for states and counties; almost 200 data items for cities; and 33 items for places of 2,500 or more. Vintage of data: 1987 through 1992. Examples: age, money and personal income, population, education, health care and human services, housing ownership and value, births, deaths, poverty, local government finance, employment, etc. In addition, tables show data on business, banking, climate, elections, and social programs. Data come from the Census Bureau, other Federal government agencies and private organizations. Geography: Fifty states and the District of Columbia; 3,141 counties; nearly 1,100 incorporated cities of 5,000 or more persons; and nearly 11,000 places (including, in 11 states, minor civil divisions) of 2,500 or more persons.
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The House Committee on Ways and Means is the oldest standing committee in Congress. It was created in 1789 and has jurisdiction over legislation, methods, and means of raising revenue for the use of the government. In addition to legislating, the Committee exercises broad oversight authority over economic policy, international trade, welfare, Social Security, Medicare and health care policy.
GPO Access contains Ways and Means committee prints for the 104th Congress (1995-1996) forward which are available in searchable databases. Select prints such as the Green Book ('96, '98, '00,'04) and Blue Book also are available in separate searchable databases. All the committee prints are available in a browseable format. Documents are prepared by the staff of the Committee on Ways and Means and issued under the authority of Chairman Bill Archer. Documents are available in ASCII text and Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF).