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View the PDF version Overview Each year, one question drives the bulk of Congress’s work: how to spend taxpayer dollars. The failure of Congress and the administration to agree on this task is what led to a government shutdown in…

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View the PDF version. Overview During the first two years of President Donald Trump’s administration, there have been major changes to United States tariffs and the federal tax structure. In 2017, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act…

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View the PDF version Overview As the House and Senate examine the accessibility of medicines, one concept continues to be largely absent from the conversation: gene therapy. Researchers and drug manufacturers are spending billions of dollars to develop highly-specialized therapies…

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View the PDF version Overview There are many complex laws that regulate campaign finance. Many of these regulations stem from the 2010 Supreme Court case: Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commissions (FEC). This case overturned key provisions of the Bipartisan…

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View the PDF Version. Overview Another important theme in the 116th Congress is the future of technology and the United States involvement in technological advancements. In order to help our readers navigate the U.S. technological landscape, we have created the…

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View the PDF version. Overview The rate of uninsured in the United States was 13.7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018, a decrease from pre-Affordable Care Act (ACA) days when roughly 18 percent of adults did not have health…

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View the PDF version. Overview Older than the United States itself, the United States Postal Service (USPS) has been around for nearly 250 years providing mail and package delivery for the United States. With nearly 150 billion pieces of mail…

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View the PDF Version Overview Despite the debate over reproductive health in Washington, DC, 99.3 percent of American women have used at least one method of contraception to practice safe sex, according to the 2015 National Survey of Family Growth….

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View the PDF version Overview The nuclear power industry has been around for more than five decades, but in recent years has faced increased competition from newer energy alternatives such as wind and solar power, as well as other market…

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View the PDF version Overview This year Bill Gates made headlines when he warned that if a highly contagious and lethal airborne pathogen like the 1918 influenza were to break out today, nearly 33 million people worldwide would die in…

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View the PDF version Overview With this year’s flu season being the worst in more than a decade and the increasing threat that biological weapons pose to the United States, Congress has begun its regular reauthorization of the Pandemic and…

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View the PDF version Overview In the second piece of our four-part Harm Reduction series, we explore alternatives to cigarettes, including e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), tobacco use is the leading preventable…

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