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Inflation Reduction Act: The FYI on the IRA

On August 16, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act, originally called Build Back Better, into law. Let’s take a look at what this bill includes, using resources from HeinOnline.

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Classified or Declassified? What Does the Law Say

Trump is claiming he had a “standing order” to declassify documents. What does the law say about the protection of classified information? A Congressional Research Service report, just issued on August 12, 2022, includes all the details.

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Secrets of the Serial Set: The Lavender Scare

In honor of Pride Month, as well as the release of our new LGBTQ+ Rights database, this month’s Secrets of the Serial Set post will dive into the Lavender Scare of the 1950s, when the government sought to purge gay civil servants from government.

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Tip of the Week: How to Locate an Executive Order

An executive order is a directive by the president of the United States that manages operations of the federal government. Users can find executive orders in both the U.S. Presidential Library and the Federal Register within HeinOnline.

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Secrets of the Serial Set: The History Behind NATO

Even though all-out war was officially over, the world was anything at peace in the aftermath of World War II. The United States feared the spread of communism in a weakened Europe. The tensions culminated in the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty.

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Paving the Way: Colin Powell’s Career and Legacy

Colin Powell, former secretary of state and at one time the highest-ranking Black person in the nation, passed away on Monday, October 18 from complications of COVID-19 at age 84. Despite being fully vaccinated, Powell’s fight with multiple myeloma had significantly weakened his immune system.

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President Biden Orders a Minimum Wage Increase

President Joe Biden signed an executive order on April 27, 2021, calling for the minimum wage to be set at $15 for hundreds of thousands of federal contract workers by early 2022. Learn how to research the topic of minimum wage and how to locate executive orders just like this one.

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Tip of the Week: Locating the Statutory Authority of a Regulation

Congress often times will pass a statute and then grant an administrative body or agency the authority to issue rules and regulations based on that law. In today’s Tip of the Week, we’re going to explore how to locate the statutory authority for a regulation using a CFR citation.