Trans-Pacific Partnership: Strategic Implications, and More from CRS
A new report from the Congressional Research Service examines claims that the 12-nation free trade agreement known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will (or will not) advance the strategic interests of the United States by enabling it to exert influence in economic as well as security domains. See The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Strategic Implications, February 3, 2016.
Other new and newly updated Congressional Research Service products that Congress has withheld from public distribution include the following.
The Obama Administration’s Feed the Future Initiative, January 29, 2016
Immigration Legislation and Issues in the 114th Congress, February 3, 2016
Unaccompanied Alien Children–Legal Issues: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions, updated January 27, 2016
State Challenges to Federal Enforcement of Immigration Law: Historical Precedents and Pending Litigation in Texas v. United States, updated January 27, 2016
Apprenticeship in the United States: Frequently Asked Questions, January 29, 2016
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC): An Economic Analysis, February 1, 2016
Airport Privatization: Issues and Options for Congress, updated February 3, 2016
The Good Cause Exception to Notice and Comment Rulemaking: Judicial Review of Agency Action, January 29, 2016
Oil Sands and the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund: The Definition of “Oil” and Related Issues for Congress, February 3, 2016
Dietary Guidelines for Americans: Frequently Asked Questions, February 2, 2016
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF): Size and Characteristics of the Cash Assistance Caseload, updated January 29, 2016
Federal Securities Law: Insider Trading, updated February 2, 2016
Iran’s Foreign Policy, updated January 29, 2016
Jordan: Background and U.S. Relations, updated January 27, 2016
Legislative Branch: FY2016 Appropriations, updated February 1, 2016
Body Armor for Law Enforcement Officers: In Brief, updated January 28, 2016
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