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Category: Featured Gov Doc

Citizenship Test

Happy 4th of July!!! Would you pass the U.S. Citizenship test? ¬†CNN has created a quiz for you to try, click here. The complete list of 100 Civics Questions is available on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services site.        

Featured Government Documents (Reprise)

Here are selected, earlier blog entries posted by SaraJean Petite. Slip Laws, Statutes, and Codes (March 7, 2012) Many of you may have seen the Schoolhouse Rock video I’m Just a Bill, which tells how a bill becomes a law. But after the President signs a new law, the new law also needs to be …Read the Rest

The Joint Committee on Taxation

The Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) was created by the Revenue Act of 1926* as a nonpartisan committee of the United States Government.¬†Among the Joint Committee’s required duties are to estimate the effects of all tax legislation and look into simplifying the tax code. The Joint Committee is empowered to hold hearings, compel witness to …Read the Rest

United States Code: Using The Supplements

As journal students know, Bluebook Table 1.1 says that when citing the United States Code, one should “Cite to U.S.C. if therein.” But sometimes the supplements can look a bit confusing. In this blog post, I hope to clear up some confusion. The first thing to know is that a new edition of the United …Read the Rest

Summer Reading

This summer, why not become a little more familiar with some of the data gathered by the federal government? Below is a list of blogs or short postings about data captured by the federal government. Census Bureau Profile America is a daily 60-second podcast feature from the Census Bureau. The features use information gathered by …Read the Rest

‘Net Neutrality’ in the News

The FCC is scheduled to vote today on a proposal from its Chairman to revise the FCC rules governing the network management practices of “last mile” wired broadband Internet providers — those (primarily cable) companies that provide broadband Internet connections to mainstream end users. The scheduled vote is to approve issuance of a Notice of …Read the Rest