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Renegotiating NAFTA, and More from CRS

Presidential authority to seek modifications to NAFTA independent of Congress was addressed by the Congressional Research Service last week in Renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): What Actions Do Not Require Congressional Approval?, CRS Legal Sidebar, January 26, 2017.

Jordan’s King Abdullah II is visiting Washington today. See Jordan: Background and U.S. Relations, updated January 25, 2017.

Other new and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service include the following.

Cross-Border Energy Trade in North America: Present and Potential, January 24, 2017

Clean Air Act Issues in the 115th Congress: In Brief, January 24, 2017

President Trump Freezes Federal Civil Service Hiring, CRS Legal Sidebar, January 26, 2017

Keystone Revival: Executive Memorandum Paves Way for Possible Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline, CRS Legal Sidebar, January 26, 2017

Dakota Access Pipeline: Siting Controversy, CRS Insight, updated January 26, 2017

House Office of Congressional Ethics: History, Authority, and Procedures, updated January 24, 2017

Affordable Care Act Executive Order: Legal Considerations, CRS Legal Sidebar, January 24, 2017

Abortion and Family Planning-Related Provisions in U.S. Foreign Assistance Law and Policy, updated January 24, 2017

The First Responder Network (FirstNet) and Next-Generation Communications for Public Safety: Issues for Congress, updated January 26, 2017

National Special Security Events: Fact Sheet, updated January 25, 2017