S.2246
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S.2246

There are 2 summaries for S.2246. Bill summaries are authored by CRS. Shown Here:Passed Senate without amendment (02/14/2018) (This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) (Sec. 1) This bill designates the Department of Veterans Affairs health …

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H.R.4743
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H.R.4743

Shown Here:Introduced in House (01/09/2018) Small Business 7(a) Lending Oversight Reform Act of 2018 This bill amends the Small Business Act to provide statutory authority for the Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Credit Risk Management and the SBA Lender Oversight Committee. For FY2018 and each ensuing fiscal year, the …

H.R.2333
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H.R.2333

There are 3 summaries for H.R.2333. Bill summaries are authored by CRS. Shown Here:Passed House amended (07/24/2017) (This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on July 12, 2017. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Small Business Investment Opportunity Act of 2017 (Sec. …

H.R.2772
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H.R.2772

There are 3 summaries for H.R.2772. Bill summaries are authored by CRS. Shown Here:Passed House amended (07/28/2017) VA Senior Executive Accountability Act or the SEA Act (Sec. 2) This bill prohibits an individual employed in a senior executive position at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) from being reassigned to …

H.R.1719
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H.R.1719

There are 2 summaries for H.R.1719. Bill summaries are authored by CRS. Shown Here:Passed House amended (07/11/2017) John Muir National Historic Site Expansion Act (Sec. 3) The Department of the Interior may acquire by donation approximately 44 acres of land to include in the John Muir National Historic Site in …

H.R.1900
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H.R.1900

There are 2 summaries for H.R.1900. Bill summaries are authored by CRS. Shown Here:Passed House amended (11/07/2017) National Veterans Memorial and Museum Act (Sec. 2) This bill designates the Veterans Memorial and Museum currently being constructed in Columbus, Ohio, as the National Veterans Memorial and Museum. Such designation may be …

H.R.1397
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H.R.1397

There are 2 summaries for H.R.1397. Bill summaries are authored by CRS. Shown Here:Passed House without amendment (07/11/2017) (This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) (Sec. 1) This bill transfers administrative jurisdiction over: 0.342 acres of …

H.R.3249
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H.R.3249

Shown Here:Introduced in House (07/14/2017) Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program Authorization Act of 2017 This bill establishes the Project Safe Neighborhoods Block Grant Program within the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs to foster and improve existing partnerships to create safer neighborhoods through sustained reductions in crimes committed by …

James Madison’s Montpelier: Pic of the Week
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James Madison’s Montpelier: Pic of the Week

On this day in 1789, James Madison—the fourth President of the United States—introduced amendments to the Constitution in the House of Representatives, which are now known as the Bill of Rights. Even though he was initially skeptical of the usefulness of a bill of rights, he eventually embraced the idea …

Caribbean American Heritage Month and Caribbean Law
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Caribbean American Heritage Month and Caribbean Law

This year marks the 13thNational Caribbean American Heritage Month, which acknowledges and honors the contributions Caribbean Americans are making to American society. At the Law Library, we take the opportunity during these commemorative months to review our holdings in the related jurisdictions. The Caribbean is a term for the area …

S.2372
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S.2372

There are 2 summaries for S.2372. Bill summaries are authored by CRS. Shown Here:Passed Senate without amendment (03/01/2018) (This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) Veterans Cemetery Benefit Correction Act (Sec. 2) This bill requires the …

H.R.4910
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H.R.4910

Shown Here:Introduced in House (01/30/2018) Veterans Cemetery Benefit Correction Act This bill requires the Department of the Interior to provide outer burial receptacles for veterans remains buried in open cemeteries under National Park Service control. The use of outer burial receptacles in such cemeteries shall be in accordance with regulations …

H.R.3663
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H.R.3663

There are 2 summaries for H.R.3663. Bill summaries are authored by CRS. Shown Here:Passed House without amendment (05/21/2018) (Sec. 1) This bill designates the medical center of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Huntington, West Virginia, as the “Hershel `Woody’ Williams VA Medical Center.”

Congress.gov New, Tip, and Top for June 2018
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Congress.gov New, Tip, and Top for June 2018

New Links for Previous Meeting of the House and Senate Back in May, Robert provided an update on the Congress.gov enhancements including “the ability to browse legislation using subject terms on ‘all information’ bill detail pages.” One of the new features in the Congress.gov enhancements released today is that the date …

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20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the European Central Bank

On June 1, 1998–twenty years ago today– the European Central Bank (ECB) was established. The ECB is one of the seven main institutions of the European Union (EU). It forms part of the European System of Central Banks (ESCB) together with the National Central Banks (NCBs) of all 28 Members States …

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20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the European Central Bank

On June 1, 1998–twenty years ago today– the European Central Bank (ECB) was established. The ECB is one of the seven main institutions of the European Union (EU). It forms part of the European System of Central Banks (ESCB) together with the National Central Banks (NCBs) of all 28 Members States …

An Interview with Mirela Savic-Fleming, Special Assistant to the Law Librarian of Congress
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An Interview with Mirela Savic-Fleming, Special Assistant to the Law Librarian of Congress

Describe your background Mirela Savic-Fleming I was born in Split, Croatia, but I spent most of my early years in Banja Luka and Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina.  I have also lived and worked in Pristina (Kosovo), Zagreb (Croatia), Islamabad (Pakistan), and Washington, D.C.  My family and I moved so …

Personal Data Protection and the EU GDPR
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Personal Data Protection and the EU GDPR

Everyone is talking about the European Union‘s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which takes effect today. Recent news reports about misuse of personal data suggest that rules to protect personal data are essential in today’s interconnected (online) world. But what is the GDPR exactly? And why should you care …

S.1282
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S.1282

A bill to redesignate certain clinics of the Department of Veterans Affairs located in Montana.

S.204
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S.204

Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act of 2017

S.292
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S.292

Childhood Cancer STAR Act

FALQs: Svenska akademin – The Swedish Academy
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FALQs: Svenska akademin – The Swedish Academy

Today’s guest post was authored by Elin Hofverberg, a foreign law research consultant covering Scandinavian jurisdictions at the Law Library of Congress. Elin is a prolific In Custodia Legis blogger and has blogged on an extensive array of legal topics, including on FALQs: the Swedish Budget Process, 60 Years of Lego …

H.R.4009
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H.R.4009

Smithsonian National Zoological Park Central Parking Facility Authorization Act

H.R.3562
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H.R.3562

To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish assistance for adaptations of residences of veterans in rehabilitation programs under chapter 31 of such title, and for other purposes.

S.1285
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S.1285

Oregon Tribal Economic Development Act

S.35
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S.35

Black Hills National Cemetery Boundary Expansion Act

National Police Week, May 13-19
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National Police Week, May 13-19

The following post is a joint effort by Jennifer Davis and Betty Lupinacci. This week memorializes National Police Week, when law enforcement officers honor their colleagues who have died in service. May 15 was first proclaimed Peace Officers Memorial Day by President Kennedy in 1962. There is a series of …

Interview with Jieun Chang, Foreign Law Intern
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Interview with Jieun Chang, Foreign Law Intern

Today’s interview is with Jieun Chang, foreign law intern at the Law Library of Congress.  Jieun holds a J.D. and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Information. Enjoy!  Describe your background Jieun Chang. Photo by Donna Sokol. I was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea and came …

Law Day Recap & Videos Related to Civics Education
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Law Day Recap & Videos Related to Civics Education

The theme of our recent Law Day celebration focused on the separation of powers. Law Librarian of Congress Jane Sánchez interviewed American Bar Association President Hilarie Bass about her work and the importance of the separation of powers in the United States Constitution. President Bass began by discussing her legacy, explaining that she …

Congress.gov New, Tip, and Top for May 2018
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Congress.gov New, Tip, and Top for May 2018

Andrew shared the news about our second release in April, which included enhancements such as the ability to edit your saved search and adding an afternoon alert. In this release, we have enhanced the ability to browse legislation using subject terms on “all information” bill detail pages, added the option to overwrite …

The Black Diamond – Pic of the Week
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The Black Diamond – Pic of the Week

Those of us who work at the Library of Congress tend to love libraries.  When traveling, it is fun to explore new library spaces. I recently had the opportunity to visit The Black Diamond, an extension of The Royal Danish Library.  It is an iconic library building on the waterfront …

S.J.Res.57
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S.J.Res.57

A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection relating to “Indirect Auto Lending and Compliance with the Equal Credit Opportunity Act”.

H.R.3210
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H.R.3210

SECRET Act of 2018

An Official State Visit by French President Emmanuel Macron
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An Official State Visit by French President Emmanuel Macron

On Wednesday, April 25, 2018, the Library of Congress had the honor of hosting a visit by the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron. President Macron, accompanied by his wife, Brigitte Macron, got an exclusive view of materials compiled from the Library of Congress collections in the Great Hall …

Happy Europe Day 2018!
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Happy Europe Day 2018!

Each year on May 9, the European Union (EU) celebrates “Europe Day.” That date marks the anniversary of the Schuman Declaration delivered in Paris in 1950 by Robert Schuman, a lawyer and the then-French foreign minister. In that declaration, Schuman set out his vision of cooperation between the European countries …

Getting Cranky at the Law Library
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Getting Cranky at the Law Library

Once in a while we come across something unusual in the Law Library of Congress.  Generally these items are from a bygone era, when things were more hands-on.  Curiously, today’s object is from one of the few times when the Law Library was a little more high-tech than it is …

Rhode Island Declares Independence – Pic of the Week
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Rhode Island Declares Independence – Pic of the Week

Constitution of the State of Rhode Island, 1842 [Photo by Betty Lupinacci] Happy Independence Day (if you live in Rhode Island)! On May 4, 1776, Rhode Island became the first territory to renounce its allegiance to Great Britain and King George III. On this day, the general assembly passed an …

An Interview with Carl Hoff, Management Analyst
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An Interview with Carl Hoff, Management Analyst

Today’s interview is with Carl Hoff, a management analyst in the Office of the Assistant Law Librarian for Operations and Planning, who joined the Law Library team in April 2018 from the Department of Energy.  Carl Hoff. Photo by Donna Sokol. Describe Your Background I grew up in Annapolis and moved …

Poetic Decisions
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Poetic Decisions

The following is a guest post by Brandon Fitzgerald, project manager of a Law Library staffing contract, writer and student of poetry and literature. As we come to the tail-end of National Poetry Month, I have been thinking about my earliest post on the relationship between law and poetry and …