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CRS Report: 'Global Access to Clean Drinking Water and Sanitation: U.S. and International Programs' (September 2012)

6 hours agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

This September 2012 Congressional Research Service report by Tiaji Salaam-Blyther still has some useful information in it: Global Access to Clean Drinking Water and Sanitation: U.S. and International Programs. Download CRS_Global_Access to_Clean_DW Summary According to a 2012 report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s...

CRS Report: 'Zika Response Funding: Request and Congressional Action'

2 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Although I am posting this in the Beijing airport, there is no relationship between that fact and the content. This report by Susan B. Epstein and Sarah A. Lister was posted on 20 May 2016 by the Congressional Research Service: Zika Response Funding: Request and Congressional Action. Download CRS_Zika Summary...

Shameful: House Panel Votes Down Plan To Make Public Domain Congressional Research Public

6 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

For many, many years, we've complained about the fact that research reports from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) are kept secret. CRS is basically a really good, non-partisan research organization that tends to do very useful and credible research, when tasked to do so by members of Congress. Show More Summary

HUFFPOST HILL - Election To Be Determined By Turnout, Relative Hotness Of Women

Ed Rendell said most women are ugly and won't vote for Donald Trump, which we rate half-true. The House Appropriations Committee voted against making Congressional Research Service reports publicly available, because if members of Congress...Show More Summary

CRS Report: 'Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress'

Changes in the Arctic are on a lot of peoples' minds these days - even those of the US Congress! Ronald O'Rourke of the Congressional Research Service has done us all a service by producing the comprehensive report, Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress. Download CRS_Arctic_Issues_12May2016 Summary...

What Kind of Military Officers Does the US Need? (CRS)

There is a lack of consensus about what the U.S. military officer corps should look like, a new report from the Congressional Research Service says. Divergent views exist about what type of military officers the country needs, what skills...Show More Summary

CRS Report: 'EPA Policies Concerning Integrated Planning and Affordability of Water Infrastructure'

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Water infrastructure is a hot topic these days and Congressional Research Service reports are no exception. In the past week I have posted CRS reports pertaining to green infrastructure and legislative financing. Today I feature a brief (8 pages) report by Claudia Copeland, published on 2 May: EPA Policies Concerning...

Delivery Drones, Confederate Flags, and More from CRS

The growing prospect of the use of drones for commercial delivery purposes is considered in a new memorandum from the Congressional Research Service. “Can you prevent a drone from flying over your house to deliver a package to your neighbor? Until now, that question has been of purely theoretical interest. Show More Summary

CRS Report: 'Green Infrastructure and Issues in Managing Urban Stormwater'

3 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

All ready to go -this Congressional Research Service report was just released 2 May 2016: Green Infrastructure and Issues in Managing Urban Stormwater, by Claudia Copeland. Download CRS_Urban_Stormwater_2May2016 For decades, stormwater, or runoff, was considered largely a problem of excess rainwater or snowmelt impacting communities. Prevailing engineering practices were to...

Judge Garland’s Opinions, and More from CRS

The Congressional Research Service continues to devote substantial attention to the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, even if the U.S. Senate remains unwilling or unable to act on the nomination. This week CRS issued a new report presenting an annotated tabulation of hundreds of decisions written by Judge Garland. Show More Summary

CRS Report: 'Legislative Options for Financing Water Infrastructure'

3 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Another exceptional water-related report from the Congressional Research Service folks: Legislative Options for Financing Water Infrastructure, by Claudia Copeland, Steven Maguire, and William J. Mallett. Download CRS_Financing_Water_Infra_27April2016...Show More Summary

Judge Garland’s Jurisprudence, and More from CRS

A new report from the Congressional Research Service examines Judge Merrick Garland’s approach to various domains of the law in an attempt to assess what the impact would be if his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court were ever confirmed by the U.S. Show More Summary

Gravelle Presents Policy Options To Address Corporate Profit Shifting: Carrots Or Sticks? Today At NYU

Jane Gravelle (Congressional Research Service), Policy Options to Address Corporate Profit Shifting: Carrots or Sticks? at NYU today as part of its Tax Policy Colloquium Series hosted by Daniel Shaviro and Chris Sanchirico: Issues surrounding the U.S. tax treatment of foreign source income, focused in large part in the past...

Defense Reform: Yes, But How? (and more from CRS)

There is widespread dissatisfaction with the organization and performance of the Department of Defense, a new Congressional Research Service report says, but no consensus on what to do about it. Driving the current debate, CRS says,Show More Summary

CRS Brief Report: 'Funding for Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CSS) at DOE''

last monthUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Here is a brief (8 pages) report from the Congressional Research Service by Peter Folger,Funding for Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CSS) at DOE. Download CRS_Carbon_Capture Introduction Carbon capture and sequestration (or storage)—known as CCS—is a physical process that involves capturing man-made carbon dioxide (CO2) at its source and storing it...

Cross-Cutting Intelligence Issues, and More from CRS

A new report from the Congressional Research Service raises the possibility that polygraph testing of intelligence employees could be phased out in favor of “continuous evaluation” (CE), i.e. the automated monitoring of financial, criminal and other databases. Show More Summary

CRS Report: 'Central Valley Project (CVP) Operations: In Brief'

last monthUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Want experts on California water issues? Talk to these folks! Just posted earlier (13 April) this week by the Congressional Research Service: Central Valley Project (CVP) Operations: In Brief, by Charles V. Stern, Pervaze A. Sheikh, and Betsy A. Cody. Download CRS_CVP_Brief_April2016 Summary California is in its fifth year of...

Brazil in Crisis, and More from CRS

New and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service include the following. Brazil in Crisis, CRS Insight, April 6, 2016 Peru: Politics, Economy, and Elections in Brief, April 6, 2016 Cuba: U.S. Restrictions on Travel andShow More Summary

CRS Report: 'Changes in the Arctic - Background and Issues for Congress'

2 months agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Another important report from the Congressional Research Service: Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress, by Ronald O'Rourke. Download CRS_Arctic Summary The diminishment of Arctic sea ice has led to increased human activities in the Arctic, and has heightened interest in, and concerns about, the region’s future. The...

CRS Report: 'Federally Supported Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment Programs'

2 months agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

It has been a while since I posted a Congressional Research Service water-related report. So here it is, released on 17 March 2016: Federally Supported Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment Programs, by the usual all-stars: Claudia Copeland, Nicole T. Carter, Betsy A. Cody, Megan Stubbs, and Mary Tiemann. Lots of...

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