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P.L. 110-55, the Protect America Act of 2007: Modifications to the FISA Report Date: 8/23/2007 Order Number: RL34143a P.L. 111-3: The Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 Report Date: 1/10/2013 Order Number: R40226 Pakistan - U.S. Relations Report Date: 3/27/2008 Order Number: RL33498 Pakistan and Terrorism: A Summary Report Date: 3/27/2007 Order Number: RS22632 Pakistan: Significant Recent Events Report Date: 4/9/2007 Order Number: RL33954 Pakistan: U.S. Foreign Assistance Report Date: 7/1/2013 Order Number: R41856 Pakistan's Political Crisis and State of Emergency Report Date: 11/6/2007 Order Number: RL34240 Palestinian Factions Report Date: 6/8/2005 Order Number: RS21235 Palestinians and Middle East Peace: Issues for the United States Report Date: 7/8/2004 Order Number: IB92052 Panama: Political and Economic Conditions and U.S. Relations Report Date: 7/31/2008 Order Number: RL30981 Pandemic Influenza: Domestic Preparedness Efforts Report Date: 11/10/2005 Order Number: RL33145 Paraprofessional Quality and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act: Background and Issues in Brief Report Date: 1/14/2013 Order Number: RS22545 Partial-Birth Abortion: Recent Developments in the Law Report Date: 1/12/2004 Order Number: RL30415 Partial-Birth Abortion: Recent Developments in the Law Report Date: 6/6/2003 Order Number: RL30415 Partial-Birth Abortion: Recent Developments in the Law Report Date: 10/26/2004 Order Number: RL30415 Passenger Rail Security: Overview of Issues Report Date: 7/8/2005 Order Number: RL32625 Patent Infringement and Experimental Use Under the Hatch-Waxman Act: Current Issues Report Date: 2/9/2012 Order Number: R42354 Patent Law and Its Application to the Pharmaceutical Industry: An Examination of the Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act of 1984 ("The Hatch-Waxman Act") Report Date: 12/18/2000 Order Number: RL30756 Patent Law and its Application to the Pharmaceutical Industry: An Examination of the Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act of 1984 (The Hatch-Waxman Act) Report Date: 1/10/2005 Order Number: RL30756 Patient Protection and Managed Care Report Date: 10/25/2002 Order Number: RL31631 Patient Protection and Managed Care: Legislation in the 107th Congress Report Date: 6/18/2002 Order Number: IB98017 Patient Protection During the 107th Congress: Side-by-Side Comparison of House and Senate Bills Report Date: 8/10/2001 Order Number: RL30978 Patient Safety: Legislation to Promote Voluntary Reporting of Medical Errors Report Date: 11/26/2003 Order Number: RL31983 Pay Equity Legislation Report Date: 6/1/2012 Order Number: RL31867 Peacekeeping and Conflict Transitions: Background and Congressional Action on Civilian Capabilities Report Date: 4/13/2005 Order Number: RL32862 Peacekeeping and Related Stability Operations: Issues of U.S. Military Involvement Report Date: 6/25/2005 Order Number: IB94040 Peacekeeping: Issues of U.S. Military Involvement Report Date: 8/6/2003 Order Number: IB94040 Pennsylvania Emergency Management and Homeland Security Statutory Authorities Summarized Report Date: 3/23/2004 Order Number: RL32330 Permanent Legal Immigration to the United States: Policy Overview Report Date: 12/17/2012 Order Number: R42866 Peru in Brief: Political and Economic Conditions and Relations with the United States Report Date: 4/10/2012 Order Number: R42523 Pesticide Law: A Summary of the Statutes Report Date: 11/14/2012 Order Number: RL31921 Pesticide Residue Regulation: Analysis of Food Quality Protection Act Implementation Report Date: 11/4/2002 Order Number: RS20043 Pharmaceutical Patent Litigation Settlements: Implications for Competition and Innovation Report Date: 1/27/2012 Order Number: RL33717 Pharmaceutical Patent Term Extensions: A Brief Explanation Report Date: 1/31/2002 Order Number: RS21129 Pharmaceutical Research and Development: A Description and Analysis of the Process Report Date: 4/2/2001 Order Number: RL30913 Pharmacy Benefit Managers Report Date: 11/29/2000 Order Number: RL30754 Physician Practices: Background, Organization, and Market Consolidation Report Date: 1/2/2013 Order Number: R42880 Pilotless Drones: Background and Considerations for Congress Regarding Unmanned Aircraft Operations in the National Airspace System Report Date: 9/10/2012 Order Number: R42718 Pipeline Safety: Federal Program and Reauthorization Issues Report Date: 1/28/2002 Order Number: RS20640 Pipeline Security: An Overview of Federal Activities and Current Policy Issues Report Date: 2/5/2004 Order Number: RL31990 Piracy off the Horn of Africa Report Date: 4/21/2009 Order Number: R40528 Pivot to the Pacific? The Obama Administration's "Rebalancing" Toward Asia Report Date: 3/28/2012 Order Number: R42448 Political Ads: Issue Advocacy or Campaign Activity Under the Tax Code? Report Date: 8/29/2012 Order Number: R42684 Population Assistance and Family Planning Programs: Issues for Congress Report Date: 7/31/2003 Order Number: IB96026 Port and Maritime Security: Background and Issues for Congress Report Date: 12/5/2003 Order Number: RL31733 Posse Comitatus Act and Related Matters Report Date: 6/6/2005 Order Number: RS20590 Possible Impacts of Major Counter Terrorism Security Actions on Research, Development, and Higher Education Report Date: 4/8/2002 Order Number: RL31354 Post-Employment, "Revolving Door," Laws for Federal Personnel Report Date: 9/13/2012 Order Number: R42728 Post-War Iraq: Foreign Contributions to Training, Peacekeeping, and Reconstruction Report Date: 3/21/2007 Order Number: RL32105 Potential Employer Penalties Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) Report Date: 7/3/2013 Order Number: R41159 Potential Federal Tax Implications of United States v. Windsor (Striking Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)): Selected Issues Report Date: 7/18/2013 Order Number: R43157 Preexisting Condition Exclusion Provisions for Children and Dependent Coverage Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) Report Date: 1/3/2012 Order Number: R41220 Prescription Drug Coverage for Medicare Beneficiaries: Medicaid and State Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs Report Date: 6/27/2002 Order Number: RL31485 Prescription Drug Import Provisions of the FY2001 Agriculture Appropriations Act, P.L. 106-387 Report Date: 1/10/2001 Order Number: RS20750 Prescription Drug Importation and Internet Sales: A Legal Overview Report Date: 1/8/2004 Order Number: RL32191 Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Report Date: 7/10/2012 Order Number: R42593 Prescription Drug Price Comparisons: The United States, Canada, and Mexico Report Date: 1/23/1998 Order Number: 98-61 E Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA): 2012 Reauthorization as PDUFA V Report Date: 2/22/2013 Order Number: R42366 Prescription Drug User Fee Act of 1992: Effects on Bringing New Drugs to Market Report Date: 9/12/1997 Order Number: 97-838 E Prescription Drug User Fee Act: Structure and Reauthorization Issues Report Date: 10/7/2002 Order Number: RL31453 Prescription Drugs: Importation for Personal Use Report Date: 8/24/2001 Order Number: RS20996 President Bush's Proposed Medicare-Endorsed Drug Discount Card Initiative: Status and Issues Report Date: 2/7/2003 Order Number: RL31316 Presidential Claims of Executive Privilege: History, Law, Practice and Recent Developments Report Date: 9/17/2007 Order Number: RL30319 Presidential Claims of Executive Privilege: History, Law, Practice and Recent Developments Report Date: 4/16/2008 Order Number: RL30319 Presidential Item Veto Report Date: 12/2/2004 Order Number: RS21991 Presidential Signing Statements: Constitutional and Institutional Implications Report Date: 9/20/2006 Order Number: RL33667 Presidential Succession: Perspectives, Contemporary Analysis, and 110th Congress Proposed Legislation Report Date: 10/3/2008 Order Number: RL34692 Presidential Transitions Report Date: 12/27/2007 Order Number: RL30736 President's Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP): Issues for Congress Report Date: 2/10/2012 Order Number: RL34736 Prevalence of Mental Illness in the United States: Data Sources and Estimates Report Date: 4/23/2013 Order Number: R43047 Primer on Disability Benefits: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Report Date: 1/6/2012 Order Number: RL32279 Privacy Act: Emerging Issues and Related Legislation Report Date: 2/26/2002 Order Number: RL30824 Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board: New Independent Agency Status Report Date: 3/14/2012 Order Number: RL34385 Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board: New Independent Agency Status Report Date: 2/20/2008 Order Number: RL34385 Privacy Protection for Customer Financial Information Report Date: 2/28/2003 Order Number: RS20185 Privacy Protection for Customer Financial Information Report Date: 2/4/2013 Order Number: RS20185 Privacy Protection for Customer Financial Information Report Date: 1/12/2012 Order Number: RS20185 Privacy: An Abbreviated Outline of Federal Statutes Governing Wiretapping and Electronic Eavesdropping Report Date: 5/5/2006 Order Number: 98-327 Privacy: An Abbreviated Outline of Federal Statutes Governing Wiretapping and Electronic Eavesdropping Report Date: 10/9/2012 Order Number: 98-327 Privacy: An Abridged Overview of the Electronic Communications Act Report Date: 10/9/2012 Order Number: R41734 Privacy: An Overview of Federal Statutes Governing Wiretapping and Electronic Eavesdropping Report Date: 10/9/2012 Order Number: 98-326 Privacy: Overview of Federal Statutes Governing Wiretapping and Electronic Eavesdropping Report Date: 1/13/2003 Order Number: 98-326 Privacy: Total Information Awareness Programs and Related Information Access, Collection, and Protection Laws Report Date: 3/21/2003 Order Number: RL31730 Privacy: Total Information Awareness Programs and Related Information Access, Collection, and Protection Laws Report Date: 2/14/2003 Order Number: RL31730 Private Security Contractors in Iraq: Background, Legal Status, and Other Issues Report Date: 6/21/2007 Order Number: RL32419 Probable Cause, Reasonable Suspicion, and Reasonableness Standards in the Context of the Fourth Amendment and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Report Date: 1/30/2006 Order Number: davidsonmemo.pdf Procedural Analysis of Private Laws Enacted: 1986-2013 Report Date: 4/9/2013 Order Number: RS22450 Project Bioshield Report Date: 9/23/2003 Order Number: RS21507 Project Bioshield Report Date: 4/28/2003 Order Number: RS21507a Project Bioshield Report Date: 8/3/2004 Order Number: RS21507b Project Bioshield Report Date: 6/10/2005 Order Number: RS21507c Project BioShield Report Date: 6/5/2006 Order Number: RS21507 Project BioShield Act: Issues for the 112th Congress Report Date: 12/21/2012 Order Number: R42349 Proliferation Control Regimes: Background and Status Report Date: 2/10/2005 Order Number: RL31559 Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) Report Date: 6/15/2012 Order Number: RL34327 Promoting Global Internet Freedom: Policy and Technology Report Date: 1/17/2012 Order Number: R41837 Promoting Global Internet Freedom: Policy and Technology Report Date: 8/30/2012 Order Number: R41837 Proposal to Allow Treasury to Buy Mortgage-Related Assests to Address Financial Instability Report Date: 9/22/2008 Order Number: RS22957 Proposals to Eliminate Public Financing of Presidential Campaigns Report Date: 5/10/2013 Order Number: R41604 Proposals to Reduce Federal Medicaid Expenditures Report Date: 1/10/2013 Order Number: R42893 Proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement: Background and Key Issues Report Date: 7/13/2012 Order Number: R41107 Proposed Change to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Under S. 113 Report Date: 5/19/2003 Order Number: RS21472 Proposed Tobacco Settlement: Effects on Prices, Smoking Behavior, and Income Distribution Report Date: 5/5/1998 Order Number: 97-995 E Proposed Tobacco Settlement: Who Pays for the Health Costs of Smoking? Report Date: 4/30/1998 Order Number: 97-1053 E Proposed Transfer of FEMA to the Department of Homeland Security Report Date: 7/29/2002 Order Number: RL31510 Proposed U.S.-South Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA): Provisions and Implications Report Date: 10/4/2011 Order Number: RL34330 Pros and Cons of Allowing the Federal Government to Negotiate Prescription Drug Prices Report Date: 2/18/2005 Order Number: RS22059 Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Enforcement: Legal Issues Report Date: 1/17/2013 Order Number: R42924 Protecting Classified Information and the Rights of Criminal Defendants: The Classified Information Procedures Act Report Date: 4/2/2012 Order Number: R41742 Protection of Classified Information by Congress: Practices and Proposals Report Date: 5/27/2008 Order Number: RS20748 Protection of Classified Information by Congress: Practices and Proposals Report Date: 4/5/2006 Order Number: RS20748 Protection of Classified Information by Congress: Practices and Proposals Report Date: 1/11/2006 Order Number: RS20748 Protection of Classified Information: The Legal Framework Report Date: 12/17/2012 Order Number: RS21900 Protection of National Security Information Report Date: 6/30/2006 Order Number: RL33502 Protection of Security Related Information Report Date: 9/27/2006 Order Number: RL33670 Public Aid to Faith-Based Organizations (Charitable Choice): Background and Selected Legal Issues Report Date: 3/28/2003 Order Number: RL31043 Public Financing of Presidential Campaigns: Overview and Analysis Report Date: 11/28/2011 Order Number: RL34534 Public Health and Emergency Preparedness: CRS Experts Report Date: 12/13/2011 Order Number: R40904 Public Health and Medical Response to Disasters: Federal Authority and Funding Report Date: 8/4/2006 Order Number: RL33579 Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act (P.L. 107-188): Provisions and Changes to Preexisting Law Report Date: 8/21/2002 Order Number: RL31263 Public Health, Workforce, Quality, and Related Provisions in ACA: Summary and Timeline Report Date: 5/17/2013 Order Number: R41278 Public Mass Shootings in the United States: Selected Implications for Federal Public Health and Safety Policy Report Date: 4/16/2013 Order Number: R43004 Public Safety Communications: Policy, Proposals, Legislation and Progress Report Date: 4/28/2005 Order Number: RL32594 Punitive Damages in Medical Malpractice Actions: Burden of Proof and Standards for Awards in Fifty States Report Date: 1/31/2003 Order Number: RL31721