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Published by Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English


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Statementby Donna C. Parratt, Legislative Attorney
SeriesMajor studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1976-78, reel 1, fr. 0535
ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Congressional Research Service
The Physical Object
Pagination28 p.
Number of Pages28
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15449403M

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