Noteworthy new and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service that Congress has withheld from online public distribution include the following. China’s Recent Stock Market Volatility: What Are the Implications?, CRS Insights,...Show More Summary
Congressional Research Service Nuclear Weapons Policy Specialist Amy Woolf claims that the United States and Russia should have diplomatic discussions to solve their concerns regarding alleged violations of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces INF Treaty.
A new report from the Congressional Research Service introduces the “Dark Web” and its implications for law enforcement and security. “The Dark Web is a general term that describes hidden Internet sites that users cannot access without using special software. Show More Summary
New and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service include the following. The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative: Lessons Learned and Issues for Congress, updated July 2, 2015 Acquisition Reform in House- and Senate-Passed Versions of the FY2016 National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. Show More Summary
“The number of people incarcerated in the United States has increased dramatically over the past three decades,” a new report from the Congressional Research Service observes, from around 419,000 inmates in 1983 to about 1.5 million inmates in 2013. Show More Summary
Last year, the Congressional Research Service produced more than 1,000 new reports and more than 2,500 updates of previous reports for the use of Congress, according to the latest CRS annual report. Those figures do not include “approximately 62,000 requests for custom analysis and research” for individual members or Committees. Show More Summary
“Congressional Research Belongs to the Public,” declared a New York Times editorial today, and it is “absurd” that Congress would place any obstacles in the way of public access to Congressional Research Service reports, which provide impartial analyses of current policy issues. Show More Summary
New and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service include the following. Stored Communications Act: Reform of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), May 19, 2015 United Nations Reform: Background and Issues for Congress, updated May 15, 2015 U.S. Show More Summary
Congressional Research Service: Reform of U.S. International Taxation: Alternatives, by Jane G. Gravelle: A striking feature of the modern U.S. economy is its growing openness—its increased integration with the rest of the world. The attention of tax policy makers has recently been focused on the growing participation of U.S. firms...
New and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service on nuclear weapons policy and other issues of topical interest include the following. Russian Compliance with the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty: Background...Show More Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) recently released a report on the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The EITC is a tax credit that is aimed at helping low-income taxpayers while increasing labor force participation. As a refundable...Show More Summary
A Congressional Research Service report on The Federal Grand Jury, May 7, 2015, presents “a brief general description of the federal grand jury, with particular emphasis on its more controversial aspects–relationship of the prosecutor...Show More Summary
The average cost to the U.S. defense budget per individual troop member has increased sharply over the past few decades, a new analysis from the Congressional Research Service found, reflecting changes in the size and structure of the U.S. Show More Summary
The Congressional Research Service conducts research for Congress on a multitude of topics. This information is (theoretically) used to guide policy decisions. The research itself is (again, theoretically) valuable, considering it's free of partisan rhetoric and biased conclusions. Show More Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) will continue to be barred from releasing its reports to the public, the House Appropriations Committee said yesterday in its report on legislative branch appropriations for the coming year. “The...Show More Summary
Noteworthy new reports from the Congressional Research Service that Congress has withheld from public distribution include the following. The Future of Internet Governance: Should the U.S. Relinquish Its Authority Over ICANN?, May 5,...Show More Summary
Bloomberg, Paper Companies’ Bid to Reduce Tax Bills Curtailed by IRS Len Burman (Tax Vox), TPC Receives A Major Gift From Bob Pozen, Establishes the Pozen Director’s Chair Congressional Research Service, Corporate Tax Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS): An Examination of the Data Russ Fox (Taxable Talk), Honesty Is...
The Department of Defense spends more money on contractors than all other federal agencies combined, a new report from the Congressional Research Service explains. “This report examines (1) how much money DOD obligates on contracts,Show More Summary
A new report from the Congressional Research Service looks at the use of mandatory minimum sentencing to punish certain types of crimes, and reviews current legislation to modify that controversial practice. “A surprising number of federal crimes carry mandatory minimum terms of imprisonment,” CRS said. Show More Summary
Lynch waited ten times longer to be confirmed than the average attorney general nominee, according to the Congressional Research Service, and longer than all but two nominees in history. Image: C-Span/Youtube The post Loretta Lynch Finally Confirmed as First Black Female Attorney General appeared first on RH Reality Check.