Congressional Digest

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Campaigns and Elections
Civil Liberties
Communications and Technology
Defense and National Security
Discrimination
Drugs and Alcohol
Energy and Environment
Food and Nutrition
Foreign Policy
Free Speech
Guns
Health
Human Rights
Immigration
International Aid
International Relations
Asia
Africa
Middle East
South America
Labor and Employment
Privacy
Religion
Science
Taxes
Trade
Transportation
War



Abortion

Abortion Protests
March 2014
Children’s Rights
May 2009
International Family Planning
April 2009
Partial-Birth Abortion Ban
December 2006
Parental Notification Laws
January 2006
Partial-Birth Abortion
June 2003
Abortion Protests as Extortion
January 2003
Abortion Law and the Court
October 2000


Campaigns and Elections

Foreign Policy and the 2012 Election
October 2012
The 2012 Election
October 2012
Funding Presidential Campaigns
January 2012
Reconsidering the Voting Rights Act
October 2013
Campaign Fundraising
November 2013
Free Speech and Campaign Funding
September 2011
Campaign Finance & Free Speech
September 2010
2010 British Parliamentary Elections
May 2010
Electioneering Communications
May 2009
Judicial Elections
April 2009
Foreign Policy and the 2008 Election
October 2008
The 2008 Election
October 2008
Open Primaries
April 2008
Voter ID Laws
February 2008
Regulating Campaign Advertising
September 2007
Voting Integrity
November 2006
Election Participation
October 2005
Redistricting Battles
February 2004
Regulating Campaign Fundraising
November 2003
Electoral College
January 2001
State Regulation of Federal Elections
December 2000
Financing Political Campaigns
November 1999
Campaign Finance Reform
October 1998


Civil Liberties

Gay Marriage
May 2013
Chemical Weapons in America
December 2013
NSA Surveillance
September 2013
DNA Testing of Arrestees April 2013
Life Without Parole Revisited
October 2012
Minors and Miranda
May 2011
The Right to Remain Silent
October 2010
Free Expression in a Public Forum
February 2009
Post-September 11 Detentions
January 2009
The Torture Debate
February 2008
Student Speech
May 2007
Civil Liberties in Times of War
September 2005
The PATRIOT Act Revisited
November 2004
Interrogating Juveniles
April 2004
Police Roadblocks
January 2004
Religion and Public Education
May 2000
Internet Privacy
February 2000
Fourth Amendment Rights
November 1998


Communications and Technology

Defending Cyberspace April 2013
Broadband Expansion April 2013
U.S. Copyright Law
December 2012
Indecency on the Air
February 2012
Warrantless GPS Tracking
January 2012
Saving the Postal Service
December 2011
National Cybersecurity
December 2011
Internet Piracy
November 2011
Space Exploration
September 2011
U.S. International Broadcasting
May 2011
Public Broadcasting
May 2011
Violent Video Games
December 2010
Google vs. China
April 2010
Animal Cruelty in Media
November 2009
Broadcast Indecency
December 2008
Trafficking in Child Pornography
October 2008
Warrantless Government Surveillance
April 2006
Internet File-Sharing
September 2005
Media Ownership
October 2003
High-Speed Internet Access
March 2002
Y2K Issues
June 1999


Defense and National Security

Veterans Employment
November 2012
Iran’s Nuclear Program
December 2013
NSA Surveillance
September 2013
Arms Trade Treaty
October 2013

Sexual Assault in the Military
October 2013
Chemical Weapons in America
December 2013
The Obama Defense Budget
March 2012
Prosecuting Suspected Terrorists
January 2012
National Cybersecurity
December 2011
Transition in Afghanistan
May 2012
The U.S. Military Presence Abroad
September 2010
Gays in the Military
April 2010
Material Support for Terrorists
March 2010
Terrorist Activity in Yemen
March 2010
U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan
November 2009
United Nations Peacekeeping
December 2008
Navy Sonar Exercises
November 2008
Foreign Intelligence Gathering
March 2008
The Torture Debate
February 2008
The United States and Iran
December 2007
Judging the Surge
October 2007


Discrimination

Diversity in College Admissions
November 2012

Sexual Assault in the Military
October 2013
Sexual Discrimination at Wal-Mart
October 2011
Gays in the Military
April 2010
Race Discrimination in Promotions
October 2009
Gender in the Workplace
October 2007
Hate Crimes
June 2007
Age Discrimination
March 2005
Same-Sex Harassment
April 1998


Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco

Warrantless Blood-Alcohol Tests
February 2013
Drug-Sniffing Dogs
January 2013
Warrantless Searches
February 2011
Tobacco Regulation
December 2008
Driving Under the Influence
September 2008
Sentencing Guidelines
December 2007
The U.S.-Mexico Border
October 2006
Alcohol Regulation
January 2005
Police Roadblocks
January 2004
Drug Addiction in the Workplace
December 2003
Racial Diversity in Higher Education
May 2003
Crack vs. Powder Cocaine
January 2003
Three Strikes Law
December 2002


Economic Policy

Energy and Environment

Food and Nutrition
Foreign Policy

Free Speech

Guns

Health

Human Rights

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International Aid

International RelationsAsia
AfricaMiddle EastSouth America

Labor and Employment
Privacy
Religion

Science

Taxes

Trade
Transportation

War

Student Drug Testing
September 2002
Medical Use of Marijuana
May 2001
Drug-Testing of Pregnant Women
November 2000
Federal Control of Tobacco Use
February 2000
Drunk Driving
June 1998
The Bush Tax Cuts
January 2011
Job Creation
March 2010
The Deficit and the Debt
February 2010
Poverty in America
September 2009
Credit Card Reform
June 2009
Reshaping National Priorities
April 2009
Saving the Big Three
February 2009
Infrastructure Financing
January 2009
Forestalling Economic Disaster
November 2008
The Minimum Wage Debate
March 2007
Federal Student Aid
June 2006
Re-examining Eminent Domain
January 2006
Estate Tax Repeal
October 2005
The Cuban Trade Embargo
September 2005
Tax and Budget Priorities
April 2002
Taxing E-Commerce
May 2000
Superfund Reform
March 1998
Wind Energy
February 2013
The Future of Coal
January 2013
The High Cost of Floods
December 2012
Law of the Sea Convention
September 2012
Oil Industry Tax Breaks
May 2012
Ethanol Subsidies
October 2011
Keystone Pipeline
December 2011
Controlling Toxic Substances
October 2010
The Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
June 2010
Mountaintop Removal Mining
May 2010
The Road to Copenhagen
December 2009
Energy Consumption
September 2008
Biofuels Expansion
June 2008
Renewable Fuels Policy
April 2007
Global Warming
March 2007
Fisheries Management
January 2007
Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling
October 2006
Roadless Forest Areas
February 2006
Climate Change
January 2004
Ocean Policy
September 2003
Fighting for Air
March 2003
Forest Management
November 2002
Americans and Their Cars
May 2002
Electric Energy Transmission
November 2001
Oil Drilling in Alaska
June 2001
Strategic Petroleum Reserve
December 2000
Cleaner-Burning Gasoline
April 2000
Nuclear Waste Storage
January 1998
Labeling Imported Food
The New Food Stamp Fight
November 2013
Water and Sanitation
January 2011
Child Nutrition
December 2010
Food Safety
April 2008
Fisheries Management
January 2007
Genetically Modified Foods
March 2006
Restructuring Head Start
May 2003
Genetically Modified Foods
March 2001
Aid to China
April 2012
Iran’s Nuclear Program
December 2013
Congress’s Role in Foreign Policy
December 2011
The U.S. Military Presence Abroad
September 2010
Foreign Policy and the 2008 Election
October 2008
Judging the Surge
October 2007
U.S. Troop Deployment
November 2007
Redefining the U.S.-Cuba Relationship
September 2013
The Predident’s Treaty Power
November 2007
Debating Iraq War Policy
March 2007
Rights of Foreign Nationals
May 2006
The Cuban Trade Embargo
September 2005
Law of the Sea
April 2005
United Nations Peacekeeping
September 2004
War on Terrorism
November 2001
National Security After the Cold War
August 2001
U.S. Aid to Colombia
February 2001
NATO’s 50th Anniversary
April 1999
U.S. Relations with Russia
August 1998
The Stolen Valor Act
March 2012
Free Speech and Campaign Funding
September 2011
Campaign Finance & Free Speech
September 2010
Church vs. State on Campus
May 2010
Free Expression in a Public Forum
February 2009
Broadcast Indecency
December 2008
Regulating Campaingn Advertising
September 2007
Student Speech
May 2007
Compelled Speech
February 2005
Regulating Tobacoo Advertising
October 2001
Gun Violence Prevention
March 2013
Health Care Reform
May 2012
The New Food Stamp Fight
November 2013
Mandated Contraceptive Coverage
April 2012
Labeling Imported Food
March 2012
Fracking and Drinking Water Safety
March 2012
The Health Care Debate Continues
March 2011
Water and Sanitation
January 2011
Controlling Toxic Substances
October 2011
Health Care Reform
December 2009
Tobacco Regulation
December 2008
Covering Uninsured Children
October 2007
Sub-Saharan Africa’s Public Health
September 2007
HIV/AIDS in America
December 2006
Health Savings Accounts
March 2006
The Ongoing Medicare Debate
February 2004
Importing Prescription Drugs
November 2003
Medical Liability Insurance
February 2003
Mental Health Parity
January 2002
Genetically Modified Foods
March 2001
Medical Records Privacy
August 2000
Patient’s Bill of Rights
October 1999
International Disability Protection
February 2013
Human Rights in Russia
November 2013

Sexual Assault in the Military
October 2013
Children and Armed Conflict
November 2012
Libyan Uprising
April 2011
Syria Crackdown
September 2011
The U.S. Military Presence Abroad
September 2010
LGBT Rights in the Workplace
December 2013
Children’s Rights
May 2009
International Family Planning
April 2009
United Nations Peacekeeping
December 2008
Pakistan on the Brink
February 2008
The Torture Debate
February 2008
Enemy Detainees
January 2008
Myanmar/Burma
September 2007
The Human Rights Council
May 2006
Crisis in Sudan
September 2004
Arizona’s Immigration Law
September 2012
Illegal Workers
January 2011
Asylum in America
March 2009
The U.S.-Mexico Border
October 2006
Guest Workers
June 2005
European Union Migration
March 2004
Haiti’s Recovery and Reconstruction
February 2011
International Family Planning
April 2009
Foreign Policy and the 2008 Election
October 2008
Postwar Iraq
November 2003
U.S. Aid to Colombia
February 2001
U.S. Aid to China
April 2012
Free Trade with South Korea
November 2011
China’s Currency Policy
November 2010
Google vs. China
April 2010
Chinese Tire Tariffs
October 2009
The Question of Tibet
May 2008
Trade with Vietnam
December 2006
The North Korean Nuclear Test
November 2006
Japan’s Defense Policy
September 2003
North Korea’s Nuclear Program
March 2003
China and World Markets
June 2000
Chaos in Mali March 2013
The Benghazi Attack
December 2012
Libyan Uprising
April 2011
Revolution in Egypt
March 2011
The Horn of Africa
January 2010
Turmoil in Zimbabwe
November 2008
Sub-Saharan Africa’s Public Health Crisis
September 2007
Crisis in Sudan
September 2004
World AIDS Crisis
April 2003
Palestinian Statehood
January 2013
Iran’s Nuclear Program
December 2013
The U.S. Military Presence Abroad
September 2010
Terrorist Activity in Yemen
March 2010
U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan
November 2009
United Nations Peacekeeping
December 2008
The United States and Iran
December 2007
Judging the Surge
October 2007
Debating Iraq War Policy
March 2007
The Israel-Lebanon Crisis
September 2006
Upheaval in Honduras
September 2009
Free Trade with Colombia
January 2009
The Falklands/Malvinas Islands
May 2007
U.S.-Peru Relations
April 2007
U.S. Aid to Colombia
February 2001
Redefining the U.S.-Cuba Relationship
September 2013
Raising the Minimum Wage
May 2013
LGBT Rights in the Workplace
December 2013
HMO Coverage Decisions
March 2012
Sexual Discrimination at Wal-Mart
October 2011
Illegal Workers
January 2011
Job Creation
March 2010
Race Discrimination in Promotions
October 2009
Unionizing Workers
March 2009
Mine Safety
January 2008
Gender in the Workplace
October 2007
The Minimum Wage Debate
March 2007
Political Advocacy by Unions
February 2007
Guest Workers
June 2005
Overtime Pay
March 2004
Drug Addiction in the Workplace
December 2003
The OSHA Ergonomics Standard
May 2001
Minimum Wage
March 2000
Same-Sex Harassment
April 1998
Warrantless GPS Tracking
January 2012
Arrestee Strip Searches
November 2011
Warrantless Searches
February 2011
The Right to Remain Silent
October 2010
Warrantless Polices Entries
October 2006
The PATRIOT Act Revisited
November 2004
Police Roadblocks
January 2004
Government Technology Surveillance
April 2003
Student Drug Testing
September 2002
Privacy in the Classroom
January 2002
Wiretapping and Privacy Rights
March 2001
Medical Records Privacy
August 2000
Internet Privacy
February 2000
Law Enforcement and the Media
May 1999
Fourth Amendment Rights
November 1998
Mandated Contraceptive Coverage
April 2012
Church v. State
March 2011
Protesting Military Funerals
November 2011
Church V. State on Campus
May 2010
Religious Displays in a National Preserve
December 2009
The Ten Commandments
May 2005
The Pledge of Allegiance
May 2004
State Funding of Divinity Studies
March 2004
Stem Cell Research
October 2001
Religion and Public Education
May 2000
Space Exploration
September 2011
Human Genome Research
September 2013
Food Safety
April 2008
Controlling Global Warming
January 2008
Global Warming
March 2007
Global Climate Change
October 2005
Climate Change
January 2004
Stem Cell Research
October 2001
Genetically Modified Foods
March 2001
Physician-Assisted Suicide
November 1998
Human Cloning
February 1998
Oil Industry Tax Breaks
May 2012
The Bush Tax Cuts
January 2011
The Deficit and the Debt
February 2010
Reshaping National Priorities
April 2009
Estate Tax Repeal
October 2005
Tax and Budget Priorities
April 2002
Taxing E-Commerce
May 2000
Free Trade with South Korea
November 2011
Chinese Tire Tariffs
October 2009
Buy American
March 2009
Lifting Cuba Sanctions
February 2009
Free Trade with Colombia
January 2009
Trade with Vietnam
December 2006
Arms Trade Treaty
October 2013
Trade with Vietnam
December 2006
Aviation Safety
June 2013
Transportation Infrastructure Investment
April 2011
High-Speed Rail
April 2011
Reshaping National Priorities
April 2009
Infrastructure Financing
January 2009
Highway Funding
April 2004
Train Traveil in America
December 2001
Drone Use by the U.S. Military May 2013
Transition in Afghanistan
May 2012
The U.S. Military Presence Abroad
September 2010
U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan
November 2009
Iraqi Refugees
April 2008
U.S. Troop Deployment
November 2007
Judging the Surge
October 2007
Debating Iraq War Policy
March 2007
Iraq Two Years Later
March 2005
Military Draft
May 2004
Military and Reconstruction Funding
December 2003
Postwar Iraq
November 2003
The Iraqi Crisis
January 2003
War on Terrorism
November 2001

Sexual Assault in the Military
October 2013
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