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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''

6 days agoUtilities / 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'

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'

4 weeks 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'

last monthUtilities / 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...

Vacancy on the Supreme Court: CRS Products

New reports from the Congressional Research Service that Congress has withheld from online public release include the following. Vacancy on the Supreme Court: CRS Products, CRS Legal Sidebar, March 21, 2016 Justice Antonin Scalia: His...Show More Summary

Water Cooler 3/18/26 OPEN THREAD – Obama’s retirement raise, Romney picks Cruz, Quit picking on Click, Best TV shows

Obama wants a retirement raise:  The Free Beacon says a report put out by the Congressional Research Service shows what the raise would like like: “…discusses the pensions and other federal benefits offered to former commanders-in-chief...Show More Summary

Daylight Saving Time, and More from CRS

New and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service this week include the following. Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau’s State Visit, March 2016, CRS Insight, March 7, 2016 Overview of FY2017 Appropriations for Commerce, Justice,...Show More Summary

Encryption: Legal Aspects, and More from CRS

A new report from the Congressional Research Service considers legal aspects of encryption policy. It reviews the existing case law concerning efforts to compel disclosure of encrypted data. It also discusses related issues including...Show More Summary

Bill Would Authorize Release of CRS Reports

A bill to make Congressional Research Service reports available to the public through authorized rather than unauthorized channels was introduced in Congress yesterday. The bill was sponsored in the Senate (S. 2639) by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Sen. Show More Summary

An Eight-Member Supreme Court, and More from CRS

A new report from the Congressional Research Service examines the implications of having only eight members on the Supreme Court following Justice Scalia’s death. “This report provides an overview of the Supreme Court’s procedural rules and requirements when the Court is staffed with less than nine members. Show More Summary

CRS Report: 'Legislative Options for Financing Water Infrastructure'

2 months agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Talk about a timely topic - our decrepit water infrastructure in the USA and how to finance its rehabilitation. As is often the case, the Congressional Research Service is on top of this issue with its 18 February 2016 report, Legislative Options for Financing Water Infrastructure, by Claudia Copeland, Steven...

Too Many Senior Military Officers?, and More from CRS

Does the U.S. military have too many senior officers in its ranks? A new report from the Congressional Research Service does not answer that question, but it explains why the question could arise, and provides relevant background for addressing it. Show More Summary

CRS Insight Report: 'Lead in Flint, Michigan's Drinking Water: Federal Regulatory Role'

2 months agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Published on 16 February 2016, this brief Congressional Research Service report, Lead in Flint, Michigan's Drinking Water: Federal Regulatory Role, by Mary Tiemann, discusses the Federal government's regulatory role in the Flint water crisis. Download CRS_Lead_Flint Here are the introductory paragraphs (online version contains hot links): Lead exposure is a...

Ground Troops Vs. the Islamic State, and More from CRS

In response to calls for increased deployment of ground forces against the Islamic State, the Congressional Research Service stated this week that “There are no clear-cut answers to determining the suitability, size, and mission profile...Show More Summary

Intelligence Spending, and More from CRS

A new summary of U.S. intelligence expenditures over time has been prepared by the Congressional Research Service. See Intelligence Spending: In Brief, February 16, 2016. Other new and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service that Congress has withheld from public distribution include the following. Show More Summary

Supreme Court Nominations: CRS Resources

The Congressional Research Service has prepared reports on various aspects of the U.S. Supreme Court nominations process, including these: Speed of Presidential and Senate Actions on Supreme Court Nominations, 1900-2010, August 6, 2010...Show More Summary

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