The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has issued a report that informed Congress that it has created 439 new criminal offenses between 2008 and 2013. This staggering figure gives a glimpse into the rapid criminalization of America where there are, by some estimates, around 4,500 federal offenses alone and tens of thousands of more on the […]
Female candidates for elected office do as well as male candidates in terms of raising money and winning votes, so why do women only occupy 19 percent of congressional seats and approximately 25 percent of statewide offices and holdShow More Summary
JOHN FUND: Don’t Impeach Obama, Censure Him. The Congressional Research Service has identified a number of historical precedents in which the Senate or the House has adopted a resolution of censure or disapproval of a president or other executive or judicial officers. Indeed, in 1998, Democratic senator Dianne Feinstein and 37 co-sponsors introduced a joint [...]
HOUSTON, Texas--A 2014 government report by the Congressional Research Service obtained by Breitbart Texas shows that President Obama's Department of Justice has set forth "policy guidelines" for judges hearing immigration cases of unaccompanied alien children (UAC). Show More Summary
American citizens are increasingly divided over the issue of environmental protection and seem to be taking their cue primarily from Congress, finds new research led by a Michigan State University scholar. The gap between conservatives...Show More Summary
The organic industry took to Capitol Hill to educate staff members from more than a dozen congressional offices about the need to find organic methods to fight citrus greening.
Two days in a row! Another report from the Congressional Research Service (CRS): Shale Energy Technology Assessment: Current and Emerging Water Practices, by Mary Tiemann, Peter Folger, and Nicole T. Carter. Download CRS_Shale_Energy_Technology_Assessment...Show More Summary
More good stuff from the Congressional Research Service (CRS): Federal Response to Drought in California: An Analysis of S. 2198 and H.R. 3964, by Pervaze A. Sheikh, Betsy A. Cody, and Charles V. Stern. Download CRS_Federal_Response_CA_Drought Summary California is experiencing serious water shortages due to widespread drought. Even though much...
The US Air Force asked for proposals for its new LRS-B strategic bomber, on which it plans to spend [PDF] more than $900M during the coming fiscal year, and more than $3B/year by FY18. A memo from the Congressional Research Office explains that there’s probably been classified funding for it for years. A Lockheed Martin-Boeing […]
New data from the Congressional Research Service sheds light on a hot tax question: How many corporations have exited the U.S. for tax purposes in recent years?
A congressionally mandated report from the National Research Council has found that despite the great advances made in Everglades restoration project planning over the last few years actual project implementation has hit a bit of a brick-wall of sorts — thanks, largely, to financial, procedural, and policy constraints. Show More Summary
By Bill McMorris | Washington Free Beacon An April Congressional Research Service report shows that the Government Services Administration, which is in charge of supporting federal disbursements, budgeted $950,000 for former president Bill Clinton in the 2014 budget. Clinton will collect a $201,000 pension in 2014, a figure four times larger than the median family...
The Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR) endorses the"Research for All Act of 2014" introduced today by Representatives Jim Cooper (D-TN) and Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) in Congress. As the leading voice on advocacy and research into...Show More Summary
The annual congressional women’s softball game is a feel-good event: a team of journalists takes on a team of lawmakers, a good time is had by all, and the proceeds go to breast cancer research. But this year’s matchup, slated for Wednesday night at Watkins Elementary School on Capitol Hill, comes at a cost. In […]
Arguing for a continuation of the nation's human space exploration program, a new congressionally mandated report from the National Research Council concludes that the expense of human spaceflight and the dangers to the astronauts involved can be justified only by the goal of putting humans on other worlds.
On Tuesday, I woke up, got the kids ready for school, spread organic fertilizer over our back yard, got in contact with a local Congressional campaign about volunteering for them, spent two hours at the library doing research, wroteShow More Summary
A new report from the Congressional Research Service “provides an analytic overview of the professional experiences and qualifications of those individuals who are currently serving as active U.S. circuit court judges.” See U.S. Circuit Court Judges: Profile of Professional Experiences Prior to Appointment, May 9, 2014. Show More Summary
No less than the New York Times revealed on Wednesday that Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.), chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, presented his colleagues with “extensive findings” from a “major internal research project” that shows they should “portray Republicans as uncaring toward working-class Americans” in the 2014 campaign. Show More Summary
New and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service that Congress has withheld from online public distribution include the following. Nigeria’s Boko Haram: Frequently Asked Questions, May 20, 2014 The Lord’s Resistance Army: The U.S. Show More Summary
Washington (CNN) -- Congressional experience isn't the political asset it once was for presidential hopefuls, according to a new national poll. Instead, a Pew Research Center survey released Monday indicates that serving as a governor may be a better training ground for White House contenders. According to the poll, 44% of Americans say that serving […]