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Some acronyms are equivalent to the terms they represent. In some cases, variant spellings can also be used interchangeably. Equivalencies allow you to enter any allowable form of the term to return a result. Here is a partial list of search equivalents that can be used to search ProQuest® Congressional:

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AAA American Automobile Association
ABM Anti-ballistic missile; antiballistic missile
ACLU American Civil Liberties Union
AFDC Aid to Families with Dependent Children
AFGE American Federation of Government Employees
AGA American Gas Association
AHA American Hospital Association
AMA American Medical Association AGA
AMEX, AMSE, ASE American Stock Exchange
API American Petroleum Institute
ARAMCO Arabian-American Oil Co.
ASEAN Association of South East Asian Nations
BIA Bureau of Indian Affairs
BIS Bank for International Settlements
BLM Bureau of Land Management
BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics
CBOT Chicago Board of Trade
CIA Central Intelligence Agency
CME Chicago Mercantile Exchange
COMEX Commodity exchange
CPA Certified public accountant
CPI Consumer Price Index
CWA Communication Workers of America
DAR Daughters of the American Revolution
DEA Drug Enforcement Administration
DOD Department of Defense
DOE Department of Energy
DOI Department of Interior
DOJ Department of Justice
DOT Department of Transportation
EEC European Economic Community
EEOC Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
FAA Federal Aviation Administration
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization
FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation
FCC Federal Communications Commission
FDA Food and Drug Administration
FDIC Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
FERC Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
FHA Federal Housing Administration
FHLBB Federal Home Loan Bank Board
FICA Federal Insurance Contributions Act
FMC Federal Maritime Commission
FOMC Federal Open Market Committee
FPC Federal Power Commission
FR Federal Register
FRB Federal Reserve Board
FTC Federal Trade Commission
GAO General Accounting Office
GATT General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
GDP Gross Domestic Product
GNP Gross National Product
GPO Government Printing Office
GSA General Services Administration
HEW Department of Health and Human Services; Department of Health, Education and Welfare
HMO Health maintenance organization
HUD Department of Housing and Urban Development
IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency
IAMAW International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
IATA International Air Transport Association
IEBW International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
ICA International Communication Agency
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization
ICBM Intercontinental ballistic missile
ICC Interstate Commerce Commission
ILO International Labor Organization
IMCO Intergovernmental Maritime Consultative Organization
IMF International Monetary Fund
INTERPOL International Criminal Police Organization
IRS Internal Revenue Service
ITU International Telecommunication Union
KKK Ku Klux Klan
LEAA Law Enforcement Assistance Administration
LIUNA Laborers International Union of North America
MIRV Multiple Independently Targetable Reentry Vehicle
NAACP National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
NALC National Association of Letter Carriers
NAM National Association of Manufacturers
NAS National Academy of Sciences
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASD National Association of Securities Dealers
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NBA National Basketball Association
NCAA National Collegiate Athletic Association
NEA National Education Association
NEH National Endowment for the Humanities
NFL National Football League
NHL National Hockey League
NIOC National Iranian Oil Co.
NLRB National Labor Relations Board
NPC National Petroleum Council
NRA National Rifle Association
NRC Nuclear Regulatory Commission
NSA National Security Agency
NSC National Security Council
NSF National Science Foundation
NYME New York Mercantile Exchange
NYSE New York Stock Exchange
OAS Organization of American States
OCAWIU Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers International Union
OCC Omnibus crime control
OECD Organization for European Cooperation and Development
OMB Office of Management and Budget
OPEC Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSM Office of Surface Mining
PEMEX Petroleos Mexicanos
PLO Palestine Liberation Organization
POW Prisoner of war
PTA Parent Teacher Association
PTO Patent and Trademark Office
ROTC Reserve Officers’ Training Corps
Russia Soviet Union, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
SAC Strategic Air Command
SALT Strategic Arms Limitation Talks
SEATO Southeast Asia Treaty Organization
SEC Securities and Exchange Commission
SMWIA Sheet Metal Workers International Association
SPCA Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
SSA Social Security Administration
SST Supersonic transport
TC Trade commission
TV Television
TVA Tennessee Valley Authority
UAW United Automobile Workers; United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Workers
UBCJA United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
UERMWA United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America
UK United Kingdom
UMW United Mine Workers
UN United Nations
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UPI United Press International
US United States
USAF United States Air Force
USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture
USO United Service Organizations
USSR Soviet Union; Russia
VA Veterans Administration
VFW Veterans of Foreign Wars
VOA Voice of America
WCTU Women’s Christian Temperance Union
WHO World Health Organization
WPI Wholesale price indexes
YMCA Young Men’s Christian Association
YWCA Young Women’s Christian Association

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