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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, passed by the Congress, authorized an $831 billion countercyclical stimulus package based on Keynesian economic theory to revive the…

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Great Lakes–St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact, approved by the Congress, includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin and…

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Gonzalez v. Oregon, a 6-3 U.S. Supreme Court decision, upheld Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act by ruling that the federal Controlled Substances Act (1970)…

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Gonzales v. Raich, a 6-3 U.S. Supreme Court ruling, held that use of the federal Controlled Substances Act of 1970 to prohibit or regulate…

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Help America Vote Act (HAVA), enacted by the Congress in response to the disputed 2000 presidential election, gives states federal funds to upgrade their…

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No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and increased the federal role in holding schools accountable for students’…

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Bush v. Gore, a controversial per curiam 7-2 U.S. Supreme Court ruling, ended the Florida recount dispute over the 2000 presidential election by holding…

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Internet Tax Freedom Act, passed by the Congress, prohibits federal, state or local taxes on Internet access and discriminatory bit taxes, bandwidth taxes, email…

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State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was created by the federal Balanced Budget Act of 1997 as part of the Social Security Act. CHIP…

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Seminole Tribe of Florida v. Florida, a 5-4 U.S. Supreme Court decision, held that the Congress violated the Eleventh Amendment when it abrogated states’…

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Unfunded Mandates Reform Act is a rare act of self-limitation by the Congress that makes it more difficult for the Congress to impose sizable…

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Contract with America, written by congressmen Newt Gingrich (R-GA) and Dick Armey (R-TX), was released by the Republican Party during the 1994 congressional campaign…

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National Voter Registration Act (aka “Motor Voter”) requires states to provide voter registration to any person applying for or renewing a driver’s license or…

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