Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2002: Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, First Session, Part 5

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 2001 - United States
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