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By the Book: Al Franken: By the Book

The author of “Al Franken: Giant of the Senate” has at least one Congressional Research Service report on his night stand. “But it’s under Carl Reiner’s book on ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show.’”

The Poor Die Younger

Nito/Shutterstock I ncome and wealth don’t trickle down. Neither do health and longevity. Last week, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) released a report on the life expectancy of Americans, and what that means for Social Security. Show More Summary

The 'Better Way' House Tax Plan: An Economic Analysis

Jane G. Gravelle (Congressional Research Service), The “Better Way” House Tax Plan: An Economic Analysis (R44823) (Apr. 25, 2017): On June 24, 2016, House Speaker Paul Ryan released the Better Way Tax Reform Task Force Blueprint, which provides a revision of federal income taxes. For the individual income tax, the...

CRS Report: 'U.S. Climate Change Regulation and Litigation: Selected Legal Issues'

4 months agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Just noticed this Congressional Research Service report (3 April 2017) by Linda Tsang: U.S. Climate Change Regulation and Litigation: Selected Legal Issues. What else is new? Download CRS_Climate_Change_Reg_3April2017 Summary On March 28, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order to encourage and promote energy development by modifying climate change policies....

CRS Updated Report: 'Water Infrastructure Financing - The Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) Program'

4 months agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Just noticed this updated version of a Congressional Research Service report (5 April 2017) originally written by Claudia Copeland: Water Infrastructure Financing: The Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) Program by Jonathan L. Ramseur and Mary Tiemann. Download CRS_WIFIA Summary In recent years, policymakers have considered several legislative options...

The 9 Steps for the Senate to ‘Go Nuclear’

USA Today: “It is a complicated process that only a parliamentarian could love, the subject of two detailed 2013 reports by the non-partisan Congressional Research Service, which helps members of Congress understand congressional procedures.”

REVEALED: Forcing Mexico to pay for Trump’s wall could actually send more migrants into US

6 months agoNews : The Raw Story

A Congressional Research Service report obtained by the Daily Beast shows that forcing Mexico to pay for President Donald Trump’s wall might result in pulling funding from programs that police the border on the other side. Trump claimed that if Mexico didn’t pay for his wall that he...

CRS 1) Dakota Access Pipeline: Siting Controversy; 2) Keystone XL Pipeline Revival

6 months agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Just when you thought it was safe to go outside, these tw projects are once again lurking about. The Congressional Research Service is on top of things with these two brief reports. 1) Dakota Access Pipeline: Siting Controversy by Paul W. Parfomak (CRS Insight) Click on the above title to...

The United States’ Ground Combat Systems Could Soon Be Surpassed By The Russians And The Chinese

The U.S. Army’s ground combat systems could soon be surpassed by the technologies being developed by nations such as China and Russia, a report by a nonpartisan Congressional Research Service shows, Business Insider reports. There have been several cancelled billion-dollar plans to modernize the army’s ground combat systems over the last decade. Show More Summary

CRS Report: 'Clean Power Plan: Legal Background and Pending Litigation in West Virginia v. EPA'

6 months agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

A year ago I might have let this report pass without posting it. But given the impending change in government I felt otherwise. This Congressional Research Service (CRS) report, dated 10 January 2017, titled Clean Power Plan: Legal Background and Pending Litigation in West Virginia v. EPA, is authored by...

Congressional Research Service: Pentagon R&D Spending Declined over Last Decade

Mike Fabey Security, Will this hurt the U.S. Military's dominance on the battlefield?  There has been both positive and negative news for Pentagon IT and telecom services in recent contracting years, according to a recently releasedShow More Summary

CRS Report: EPA and the Army Corps' Rule to Define 'Waters of the United States'

7 months agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

An auspicious start to my second ten years. Here is the first (of many, no doubt) 2017 Congressional Research Service report to grace WaterWired this year: EPA and the Army Corps’ Rule to Define “Waters of the United States” by Claudia Copeland. The WOTUS discussion will be around a while....

Pausing for thought over arms sales

7 months agoNews : Daily Chart

IN DECEMBER America’s Congressional Research Service (CRS) published its annual study on arms sales worldwide. Deals with developing countries have accounted for about four-fifths of all “arms-transfer agreements” for many years. In 2015 such transactions made up $65bn of the $80bn arms deals done globally.

The US and Russia are dominating the global weapons trade

In 2015, arms-transfer agreements reached a total value of $79.9 billion, down from the 2014 total of $89 billion, according to a report from the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service. The US dominated the trade, making agreements...Show More Summary

CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE: Hey, that Foreign Emoluments Clause issue may not be such a big dea…

CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE: Hey, that Foreign Emoluments Clause issue may not be such a big deal for Trump after all.

What Trump Can Undo On Day One, According To The Congressional Research Service

Donald Trump can rescind President Obama's executive actions with a stroke of the pen, but according to the Congressional Research Service, few of Obama's executive actions have been controversial. Obama's more substantive actions will be more difficult to repeal.

Free Access to Thousands of Reports from the US Congressional Research Service

The research reports of the Congressinal Research Service (CRS) in Washington are usually not easily accessible to the public.A new website called EveryCRSReport.com has been launched by a bipartisan coalition. The site currently includes...Show More Summary

This Is Huge: New Project Releases All Current (Non-Confidential) Congressional Research Service Reports

9 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Going back nearly a decade, we've been talking about the ridiculousness of Congress refusing to publicly release reports from the Congressional Research Service (CRS). As we've discussed many times, CRS is an in-house think tank for Congress that is both famously non-partisan and actually really good at what they do. Show More Summary

'The Largest Single Pledge Of Military Assistance In U.S. History'

Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com Okay, here’s your quiz of the day: What country, according to the Congressional Research Service, has been the “largest cumulative recipient of U.S. foreign assistance since World War II,” to the tune...Show More Summary

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