Potential Issues

Name Description Active Topics
Abuse: Children

The abuse of children can take place by the behavior of the mother (or against the mother) before bi...

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Abusive Behavior: Leadership Response

Exposure to (and performance of) abusive behavior is detrimental to individuals, to families, and to...

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Affordable Housing

The need for affordable housing is growing all across our country. Without it, persons who have spen...

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Agency Review

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Aging (Senior) Population

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American Failure: Not Looking Ahead

We need to give attention to the possible unintended consequences in the future of the act...

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Apartment Rental (Housing) Industry

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Artificial Intelligence

Increasing attention is being given to the potential impact(s) of artificial intelligence. This...

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Basic Research: National Policy

Basic research in both the natural and social sciences has and can continue to lead to advances in a...

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Business: Profit Maximization

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Cities: Healthy Cities

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Citizens United Decision

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Civil Rights

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Clean Air

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Climate Change: Cost for Preparedness

The cost of dealing with climate change has been estimated to be in the billions of dollar...

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Climate Change: Evidence

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Climate Change: Man-made

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Climate Change: Natural Causes

Refers to factors that are not directly man-made.

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Climate Change: Organizational Reports

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Climate Change: Potential County and City Activity

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Climate Change: Potential Federal Activity

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Climate Change: Potential Regional Activity

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Climate Change: Potential State Activity

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Community: Public Library

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Congress Function: Appropriation Process

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Consumer Protection

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Crime: Prevention

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Crime: Prison Reform

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Crime: Punishment

It has been stated that the cost of housing a convicted criminal in our jails and prisons far e...

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Crime: Sex Trade

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Cultural Diversity

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Deaths of Innocents

We live in a world which can often be hostile. In the United States, let alone the rest of the world...

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Disaster and Emergency Preparedness

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Drones: Civilian

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Economic Development

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Economic Policy

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Economy: National

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Education: Bilingual

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Education: Charter Schools

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Education: Community College

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Education: Early Childhood

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Education: Elementary

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Education: Employment Skills

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Education: Financial

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Education: Learning Approaches

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Education: Living Skills

It is becoming clear that many people, as they become independent and participate in family and comm...

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Education: Middle and High School

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Education: Research Skills

With the development of internet search engines, video demonstrations, ever smaller portable el...

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Education: Teacher Dismissal

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Education: Teacher Quality

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Education: Teacher Tenure

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Education: Teacher Training

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Education: Visual and Performing Arts

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Education: Vocational

It should be obvious that not everyone is destined to become a college graduate. Many may be be...

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Education: Zero Tolerance Policies

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Election Reform: Campaign Contributions

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Election Reform: Major Third Party

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Election Reform: Residency Requirements

There is a need to examine the issue of residency requirements, for elections at all levels. This Is...

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Employment Preparedness

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Employment: Performance Review

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Energy: Conservation

For some reason the words "energy conservation" seem to have disappeared from public conve...

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Energy: International Trade

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Energy: Production

Deals with the practices of energy production; including topics related to centralized and dece...

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Energy: Storage

As more attention is given in the future to production and "sharing" of locally generated ...

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Entrepreneurism

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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Environmental Protection: Basic Policy

Environmental Protection can include, but is not limited to, protection of the ecology and envi...

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Extremist Fundamentalism

Fundamentalism, when it becomes extreme, can be a great danger to positive social activity, governme...

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Family Issues: Business Support

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Family Issues: Community Support

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Family Issues: Parental Responsibility

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Fire Safety and Protection

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Foreign Aid

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Foreign Relations: Determining Best Partner Countr

The argument can be made that no person, group of persons, or organization in our federal ...

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Free Enterprise

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Global Warming

Two separate data sets of global temperature, reported in January of 2015 by NASA and the ...

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Government Finance: Federal Budget

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Government Finance: State

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Government Function: U.S. House of Representative

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Government Procurement Reform

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Health Care: Access

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Health Care: Affordable Care Act (ACA)

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Health Care: Alcohol and Health

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Health Care: Assisted Suicide

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Health Care: Assisting Disabled

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Health Care: Children

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Health Care: Chronic Illness

It has been stated that 70% of the cost of medical care is associated with chronic illness. Whi...

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Health Care: Cost

It has been stated that  the cost of health care in the United States is the most expensive in ...

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Health Care: Diet

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Health Care: End of Life Decisions

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Health Care: Equity

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Health Care: Eye Care

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Health Care: Fraud

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Health Care: Hospice

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Health Care: Hospitalization Costs

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Health Care: Improvement

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Health Care: Infectious Illness

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Health Care: Insurance Coverage

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Health Care: Long Term Care

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Health Care: Medical Malpractice

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Health Care: Mental Illness

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Health Care: New Medical Equipment

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Health Care: New Procedures

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Health Care: Nursing Homes

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Health Care: Obesity

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Health Care: Organ Tranplant

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Health Care: Orphan Ilnesses

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Health Care: Patient Safety

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Health Care: Pharmaceutical Drug Costs

In the U.S. Health Care system, problems with the cost of drugs continue, and new ones arise. T...

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Health Care: Single vs. Multiple Payer System

The consideration of a single-payer system appears to have been avoided at the federal level. H...

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Health Care: Treatment Costs

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Health Care: Veterans

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Health Care: Worker Training

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Health: Environmental Impact

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Health: Healthy Homes

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Health: Lifestyle

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Health: Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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Health: Suicide Prevention

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Health: Teen Pregnancy

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Homebuilding Industry

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Homelessness

There is considerable misinformation among the public about those who are homeless. There are many w...

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Homelessness: Addiction

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Homelessness: Case Management

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Homelessness: Dental Care

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Homelessness: Emergency Shelter

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Homelessness: Eye Care

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Homelessness: Food and Nutriton

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Homelessness: Housing

Simply put, no matter how much is done to provide services to homeless persons and families, the pro...

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Homelessness: Immediate Needs

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Homelessness: Medical Care

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Homelessness: Mental Health

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Homelessness: Mentoring

This Issue area looks to the discussion of programs, possibly managed locally, which allow for ...

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Homelessness: NIMBY

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Homelessness: Peddling

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Homelessness: Prevention

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Homelessness: Safe Parking

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Homelessness: Warming Stations

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Housing

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Housing: Affordable

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Housing: Extremely Low Income

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Housing: Workforce

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Imbalanced Wealth Distribution

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Immigration Policy

The historical development of the immigration problem in the United States today is in part easy to ...

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Income Inequality

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Industrial Policy

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Intergovernmental Mandates

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International Trade

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Internet

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Internet: Commerce and Taxation

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Interstate Trade

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Lobbyist Access And Transparency

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Market Reform

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Measurement Standard - Metric System

The United States Government has chosen, to this point in time, not to adopt the metric system of me...

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Medicare

Medicare is such a fundamental part of the life of seniors, and so important in terms of national fi...

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Medicare Reimbursement

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Medicare: Incoherent Rules and Practices

A major concern related to the Medicare Program is that its rules and regulations, adjusted frequent...

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Medicare: Physician Access

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Middle Class Decline

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Military Action: Declaration of

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Military Action: Paying for

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Minimum Wage

The average hourly wage in the United States (said to have been reported by the U.S. ...

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Mining Industry

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National Finance

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Nature: Our Earth

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Non-Profit Organizations

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Patriot Act

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Patriotism

Patriotism can defined as devotion to, and love of, one's country. Allegiance to our c...

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Person Issues: Seniors

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Person Issues: Young Adults

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Person Issues: Youth

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Personal Freedom

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Philanthropy

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Police - Public Safety - Citizen Interactions

This issue area is to consider individual proposals, listed as separate topics, which will lead...

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Political Pledges

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Poverty

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Privacy

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Public Health

Good health is determined by a number of factors. It has been stated that these include genetic (10%...

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Public Health: Exercise

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Public Health: Increasing Longevity

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Public Health: Physical Well-being

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Public Health: Preventable Illness

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Reducing Racial Tension

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Regulatory Reform: Periodic Review of Re

Topics to be addressed involve establishing a mandated schedule for periodic review and renewal, mod...

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Religious Prosecution

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Research

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Responsibilities: Business

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Safety Net

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Science and Scientific Research

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Separation Of Church And State

The separation of Church and State is a complex matter, but essential for maintaining the basic free...

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Social Costs

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Social Security

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Social Security: Means Testing

The possible use of "means testing" for determining monthly distributions to soc...

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Social Security: Raising the Cap

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Students: Loan Debt

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Substance Use Disorders: Federal Initiatives

The impact of substance use disorders on the functioning of individuals, families, communities, and ...

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Substance Use Disorders: Illegal Drugs

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Substance Use Disorders: Legalization

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Substance Use Disorders: Pharmaceuticals

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Substance Use Disorders: Prevention

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Tax Reform: Business Entities Filing Under Individ

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Tax Reform: Corporate

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Tax Reform: Individual

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Tax Reform: Large Partnerships

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Taxation: Deductions

This issue discusses a number of personal deductions, one of which includes the mortgage deduction a...

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Taxation: Earned Income Tax Credit

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Taxation: State

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Taxation: Targeted Tax Cuts

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Technological Innovation

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Translational Research: National Policy

Translational research in any area is meant to lead to more immediate application of any existing or...

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Transportation: Ground Automotive

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Transportation: Ground Commercial

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Transportation: Ground Rail

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Transportation: Waterways External (Seas)

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Transportation: Waterways Internal

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Travel Industry

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U.S. Constitution

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U.S. Post Office

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Unaccompanied Youth

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Unions

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Urban Planning

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Veterans

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War on Drugs

It is the opinion of many that the war on drugs is a failure. The costs are many and huge; in t...

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Water: Quality (Clean Water)

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Water: Quantity and Access

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Youth Unemployment

Youth unemployment is a major problem in the United States. It is particularly a problem in minority...

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