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Mental Health, Drug Approval, and Biomedical Research in the 21st Century

A few weeks before the end of 2016, which was also a few weeks before the end of a congressional session and the end of President Barack Obama’s time in office, the 21st Century Cures Act became law. It had been passed with overwhelming support in the House of Representatives and the Senate and it […]

CBS: ‘Blood’ of ‘Innocent People’ on GOP Hands After Medicaid 'Cuts'

As the Media Research Center reported earlier this week, the Big Three Networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) continued to spread the fake news that Senate Republicans were cutting Medicaid despite the Congressional Budget Office’s report the proved otherwise. Show More Summary

US Senate Republican bill would slash Medicaid by 2036, complicating talks

WASHINGTON, June 29 (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate proposal to replace Obamacare would cut spending on government Medicaid for the poor by 35 percent come 2036, a non-partisan congressional research office said on Thursday, further complicating Republican efforts to forge a deal. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

House panel poised to order that congressional research reports be made public

This is the farthest CRS transparency efforts have advanced after a long push to make the agency's reports more directly accessible to the public.

Democratic-Party-Aligned Firm Behind Debunked "Russia Dossier" Stonewalls Senate Investigators

A Democratic Party-aligned opposition research firm is stonewalling Congressional investigators who are trying to ascertain exactly who financed the now-debunked “Russia dossier” – remember? The one that claimed germaphobe Trump enjoyed...Show More Summary

"A secretive Washington firm that commissioned the dubious intelligence dossier on Donald Trump is stonewalling congressional investigators trying to learn more about its connections to the Democratic Party."

The NY Post reports.Fusion GPS describes itself as a “research and strategic intelligence firm” founded by “three former Wall Street Journal investigative reporters.” But congressional sources says it’s actually an opposition-research group for Democrats, and the founders, who are more political activists than journalists, have a pro-Hillary, anti-Trump agenda....

Pro-Life Congressional Bill Urges NIH to Stop Killing Human Beings in Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Republican Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) today joined with Democratic Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-03) to introduce a bipartisan bill to direct the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to prioritize life-affirming stem cell research with near-term benefits for human patients and to refrain from creating or destroying human […]

Researcher finds Georgia voter records exposed on internet

A security researcher disclosed a gaping security hole at the outfit that manages Georgia's election technology, days before the state holds a closely watched congressional runoff vote on June 20. … Click to Continue »

ARPA-E making progress toward achieving mission, says new assessment

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) is making progress toward achieving its statutory mission and goals, says a new congressionally mandated report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Show More Summary

Trump budget chief under fire over attack on Congressional budget analysts

By Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House's budget chief came under fire on Thursday from Democrats and others over his attack on the budget research office of the U.S. Congress, escalating tensions between Republicans and professional staffers on Capitol Hill. Show More Summary

Trump budget chief under fire over attack on Congressional budget analysts

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

The White House’s budget chief came under fire on Thursday from Democrats and others over his attack on the budget research office of the U.S. Congress, escalating tensions between Republicans and professional staffers on Capitol Hill. Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney...

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

Quist Trails By 6 Points In Montana

A new Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group (D) poll in Montana finds Greg Gianforte (R) leads Rob Quist (D) by six points in the congressional special election, 49% to 43%.

Rheumatology Leaders Praise Medical Research Funding Boost in Congressional Spending Deal

The American College of Rheumatology today praised Congressional leaders for reaching a spending deal that provides a significant boost in federal funding for medical research.

Ossoff In Dead Heat with Handel

A new Anzalone Liszt Grove Research (D) poll in Georgia’s 6th congressional district shows Jon Ossoff (D) just ahead of Karen Handel (R), 48% to 47%, well within the 4 percent margin of error. “It has a scant 5 percent [...]

The New Congressional Budget Deal Rejects Trump's Cuts to NIH

The president has proposed slicing billions of dollars from the premier research agency. Even his allies on the Hill are proposing billions in additional spending.

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...

What’s at stake in the Georgia 6th runoff election

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

This article originally appeared on The Conversation. The past month has been fun for me. Not only am I a political scientist who researches Congress and congressional elections, but I also live in Georgia’s 6th House district, which has been the focus of national attention for the past month or...

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