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  • Abortion
  • Academic performance and assessments
  • Accidents
  • Accounting and auditing
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Administrative remedies
  • Adoption and foster care
  • Adult day care
  • Adult education and literacy
  • Advanced technology and technological innovations
  • Advisory bodies
  • Age discrimination
  • Aging
  • Agricultural conservation and pollution
  • Agricultural education
  • Agricultural equipment and machinery
  • Agricultural insurance
  • Agricultural marketing and promotion
  • Agricultural practices and innovations
  • Agricultural prices, subsidies, credit
  • Agricultural research
  • Agricultural trade
  • Air quality
  • Alaska Natives and Hawaiians
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Allergies
  • Alliances
  • Allied health services
  • Alternative and renewable resources
  • Alternative dispute resolution, mediation, arbitration
  • Alternative treatments
  • Animal and plant health
  • Animal protection and human-animal relationships
  • Appropriations
  • Aquaculture
  • Aquatic ecology
  • Arab-Israeli relations
  • Archaeology and anthropology
  • Arctic and polar regions
  • Area studies and international education
  • Arms control and nonproliferation
  • Art, artists, authorship
  • Assault and harassment offenses
  • Astronomy
  • Athletes
  • Atmospheric science and weather
  • Aviation and airports
  • Bank accounts, deposits, capital
  • Banking and financial institutions regulation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Behavioral sciences
  • Biological and life sciences
  • Birds
  • Birth defects
  • Blood and blood diseases
  • Books and print media
  • Border security and unlawful immigration
  • Broadcasting, cable, digital technologies
  • Budget deficits and national debt
  • Budget process
  • Building construction
  • Business education
  • Business ethics
  • Business expenses
  • Business investment and capital
  • Business records
  • Buy American requirements
  • Cancer
  • Capital gains tax
  • Cardiovascular and respiratory health
  • Cell biology and embryology
  • Cemeteries and funerals
  • Census and government statistics
  • Charitable contributions
  • Chemical and biological weapons
  • Chemistry
  • Child care and development
  • Child health
  • Child safety and welfare
  • Citizenship and naturalization
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Civil disturbances
  • Climate change and greenhouse gases
  • Coal
  • Coast guard
  • Collective security
  • Commemorative events and holidays
  • Commodities markets
  • Community life and organization
  • Commuting
  • Competition and antitrust
  • Competitiveness, trade promotion, trade deficits
  • Comprehensive health care
  • Computer security and identity theft
  • Computers and information technology
  • Conflicts and wars
  • Congressional agencies
  • Congressional committees
  • Congressional districts and representation
  • Congressional elections
  • Congressional leadership
  • Congressional officers and employees
  • Congressional operations and organization
  • Congressional oversight
  • Congressional tributes
  • Congressional-executive branch relations
  • Constitution and constitutional amendments
  • Consumer affairs
  • Consumer credit
  • Contracts and agency
  • Cooperative and condominium housing
  • Corporate finance and management
  • Correctional facilities and imprisonment
  • Credit and credit markets
  • Crime prevention
  • Crime victims
  • Crimes against animals and natural resources
  • Crimes against children
  • Crimes against property
  • Crimes against women
  • Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation
  • Criminal justice information and records
  • Criminal procedure and sentencing
  • Cultural exchanges and relations
  • Currency
  • Customs enforcement
  • Dams and canals
  • Debt collection
  • Defense spending
  • Dental care
  • Detention of persons
  • Digestive and metabolic diseases
  • Digital media
  • Diplomacy, foreign officials, Americans abroad
  • Disability and health-based discrimination
  • Disability and paralysis
  • Disability assistance
  • Disaster relief and insurance
  • Domestic violence and child abuse
  • Drug safety, medical device, and laboratory regulation
  • Drug therapy
  • Drug trafficking and controlled substances
  • Drug, alcohol, tobacco use
  • Due process and equal protection
  • Earth sciences
  • Ecology
  • Economic development
  • Economic performance and conditions
  • Economic theory
  • Education of the disadvantaged
  • Education programs funding
  • Educational facilities and institutions
  • Educational guidance
  • Educational technology and distance education
  • Elections, voting, political campaign regulation
  • Electric power generation and transmission
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Emergency communications systems
  • Emergency medical services and trauma care
  • Emergency planning and evacuation
  • Employee benefits and pensions
  • Employee hiring
  • Employee leave
  • Employee performance
  • Employment and training programs
  • Employment discrimination and employee rights
  • Employment taxes
  • Endangered and threatened species
  • Energy assistance for the poor and aged
  • Energy efficiency and conservation
  • Energy prices
  • Energy research
  • Energy revenues and royalties
  • Energy storage, supplies, demand
  • Environmental assessment, monitoring, research
  • Environmental health
  • Environmental regulatory procedures
  • Environmental technology
  • Espionage and treason
  • Ethnic studies
  • Evidence and witnesses
  • Executive agency funding and structure
  • Family planning and birth control
  • Family relationships
  • Family services
  • Farmland
  • Federal appellate courts
  • Federal district courts
  • Federal officials
  • Federal preemption
  • Federal-Indian relations
  • Federally chartered organizations
  • Financial crises and stabilization
  • Financial literacy
  • Financial services and investments
  • Firearms and explosives
  • Fires
  • First Amendment rights
  • First responders and emergency personnel
  • Fishes
  • Floods and storm protection
  • Food assistance and relief
  • Food industry and services
  • Food supply, safety, and labeling
  • Foreign aid and international relief
  • Foreign and international banking
  • Foreign and international corporations
  • Foreign labor
  • Foreign language and bilingual programs
  • Foreign loans and debt
  • Foreign property
  • Forests, forestry, trees
  • Fraud offenses and financial crimes
  • Free trade and trade barriers
  • Freedom of information
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Gambling
  • Games and hobbies
  • General Native American affairs matters
  • General agriculture matters
  • General business and commerce matters
  • General education matters
  • General energy matters
  • General foreign operations matters
  • General health and health care finance matters
  • General public lands matters
  • General science and technology matters
  • General taxation matters
  • Genetics
  • Geography
  • Government buildings, facilities, and property
  • Government corporations and government-sponsored enterprises
  • Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management
  • Government ethics and transparency, public corruption
  • Government information and archives
  • Government lending and loan guarantees
  • Government liability
  • Government studies and investigations
  • Government trust funds
  • Grain
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hate crimes
  • Hazardous wastes and toxic substances
  • Health care costs and insurance
  • Health care coverage and access
  • Health care quality
  • Health facilities and institutions
  • Health information and medical records
  • Health personnel
  • Health programs administration and funding
  • Health promotion and preventive care
  • Health technology, devices, supplies
  • Hearing, speech, and vision care
  • Hereditary and development disorders
  • Higher education
  • Historic sites and heritage areas
  • Historical and cultural resources
  • Home and outpatient care
  • Homeland security
  • Homelessness and emergency shelter
  • Horticulture and plants
  • Hospital care
  • House of Representatives
  • Housing and community development funding
  • Housing discrimination
  • Housing finance and home ownership
  • Housing for the elderly and disabled
  • Housing industry and standards
  • Housing supply and affordability
  • Human rights
  • Human trafficking
  • Humanities programs funding
  • Hunting and fishing
  • Hybrid, electric, and advanced technology vehicles
  • Hydrology and hydrography
  • Immigrant health and welfare
  • Immigration status and procedures
  • Immunology and vaccination
  • Income tax credits
  • Income tax deductions
  • Income tax deferral
  • Income tax exclusion
  • Income tax rates
  • Indian claims
  • Indian lands and resources rights
  • Indian social and development programs
  • Industrial facilities
  • Industrial policy and productivity
  • Infectious and parasitic diseases
  • Inflation and prices
  • Infrastructure development
  • Insects
  • Insurance industry and regulation
  • Intellectual property
  • Intelligence activities, surveillance, classified information
  • Interest, dividends, interest rates
  • Intergovernmental relations
  • International exchange and broadcasting
  • International law and treaties
  • International monetary system and foreign exchange
  • International organizations and cooperation
  • International scientific cooperation
  • Internet and video services
  • Judges
  • Judicial procedure and administration
  • Judicial review and appeals
  • Jurisdiction and venue
  • Juvenile crime and gang violence
  • Labor standards
  • Labor-management relations
  • Lakes and rivers
  • Land transfers
  • Land use and conservation
  • Language arts
  • Law enforcement administration and funding
  • Law enforcement officers
  • Lawyers and legal services
  • Lease and rental services
  • Legal fees and court costs
  • Legislative rules and procedure
  • Libraries and archives
  • Licensing and registrations
  • Life, casualty, property insurance
  • Lighting and heating
  • Literature
  • Livestock
  • Long-term, rehabilitative, and terminal care
  • Low- and moderate-income housing
  • Mammals
  • Manufacturing
  • Marine and coastal resources, fisheries
  • Marine and inland water transportation
  • Marine pollution
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Marriage and family status
  • Materials
  • Meat
  • Medicaid
  • Medical education
  • Medical ethics
  • Medical research
  • Medical tests and diagnostic methods
  • Medicare
  • Members of Congress
  • Mental health
  • Metals
  • Migrant, seasonal, agricultural labor
  • Military assistance, sales, and agreements
  • Military civil functions
  • Military command and structure
  • Military education and training
  • Military facilities and property
  • Military history
  • Military law
  • Military medicine
  • Military operations and strategy
  • Military personnel and dependents
  • Military procurement, research, weapons development
  • Military readiness
  • Militias and paramilitary groups
  • Mining
  • Minority and disadvantaged businesses
  • Minority education
  • Minority employment
  • Minority health
  • Monetary policy
  • Monuments and memorials
  • Motor carriers
  • Motor fuels
  • Motor vehicles
  • Multilateral development programs
  • Musculoskeletal and skin diseases
  • Museums, exhibitions, cultural centers
  • Music
  • National Guard and reserves
  • National and community service
  • National symbols
  • Natural disasters
  • Navigation, waterways, harbors
  • Neurological disorders
  • News media and reporting
  • Noise pollution
  • Normal trade relations, most-favored-nation treatment
  • Nuclear power
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition and diet
  • Oil and gas
  • Olympic games
  • Organ and tissue donation and transplantation
  • Organized crime
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Palestinians
  • Parks, recreation areas, trails
  • Pedestrians and bicycling
  • Performance measurement
  • Performing arts
  • Personnel records
  • Pest management
  • Photography and imaging
  • Physical fitness and lifestyle
  • Pipelines
  • Policy sciences
  • Political advertising
  • Political movements and philosophies
  • Political parties and affiliation
  • Political representation
  • Pollution liability
  • Pornography
  • Postal service
  • Poverty and welfare assistance
  • Preschool education
  • Prescription drugs
  • Presidential administrations
  • Presidents and presidential powers, Vice Presidents
  • Private Legislation
  • Product development and innovation
  • Product safety and quality
  • Professional sports
  • Property rights
  • Property tax
  • Protection of officials
  • Protest and dissent
  • Public contracts and procurement
  • Public housing
  • Public participation and lobbying
  • Public transit
  • Public utilities and utility rates
  • Public-private cooperation
  • Racial and ethnic relations
  • Radiation
  • Radioactive wastes and releases
  • Railroads
  • Real estate business
  • Reconstruction and stabilization
  • Refugees, asylum, displaced persons
  • Regional and metropolitan planning
  • Religion
  • Reptiles
  • Research administration and funding
  • Research and development
  • Research ethics
  • Residential rehabilitation and home repair
  • Retail and wholesale trades
  • Right of privacy
  • Roads and highways
  • Rule of law and government transparency
  • Rural conditions and development
  • Sales and excise taxes
  • Sanctions
  • School administration
  • School athletics
  • Science and engineering education
  • Scientific communication
  • Seafood
  • Seashores and lakeshores
  • Securities
  • Self-employed
  • Senate
  • Separation, divorce, custody, support
  • Service animals
  • Service industries
  • Sex and reproductive health
  • Sex offenses
  • Sex, gender, sexual orientation discrimination
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Small business
  • Small towns
  • Smuggling and trafficking
  • Social security and elderly assistance
  • Social work, volunteer service, charitable organizations
  • Soil pollution
  • Solid waste and recycling
  • Sound recording
  • Sovereignty, recognition, national governance and status
  • Space flight and exploration
  • Spacecraft and satellites
  • Special education
  • Specialized courts
  • Sports and recreation facilities
  • State and local courts
  • State and local finance
  • State and local government operations
  • State and local taxation
  • Strategic materials and reserves
  • Student aid and college costs
  • Student records
  • Subversive activities
  • Supreme Court
  • Surgery and anesthesia
  • Tariffs
  • Tax administration and collection, taxpayers
  • Tax reform and tax simplification
  • Tax treatment of families
  • Tax-exempt organizations
  • Taxation of foreign income
  • Teaching, teachers, curricula
  • Technology assessment
  • Technology transfer and commercialization
  • Teenage pregnancy
  • Telecommunication rates and fees
  • Telephone and wireless communication
  • Television and film
  • Temporary and part-time employment
  • Terrorism
  • Trade adjustment assistance
  • Trade agreements and negotiations
  • Trade restrictions
  • Trade secrets and economic espionage
  • Transfer and inheritance taxes
  • Transportation costs
  • Transportation employees
  • Transportation programs funding
  • Transportation safety and security
  • Travel and tourism
  • U.S. Capitol
  • U.S. and foreign investments
  • U.S. history
  • U.S. territories and protectorates
  • Unemployment
  • Urban and suburban affairs and development
  • User charges and fees
  • Veterans' education, employment, rehabilitation
  • Veterans' loans, housing, homeless programs
  • Veterans' medical care
  • Veterans' organizations and recognition
  • Veterans' pensions and compensation
  • Veterinary medicine and animal diseases
  • Violent crime
  • Visas and passports
  • Vocational and technical education
  • Voting rights
  • Wages and earnings
  • War and emergency powers
  • War crimes, genocide, crimes against humanity
  • Water quality
  • Water resources funding
  • Water storage
  • Water use and supply
  • Watersheds
  • Wetlands
  • White-collar crime
  • Wilderness and natural areas, wildlife refuges, wild rivers, habitats
  • Wildlife conservation and habitat protection
  • Women in business
  • Women's education
  • Women's employment
  • Women's health
  • Women's rights
  • Worker safety and health
  • World health
  • World history
  • Youth employment and child labor