The congressional subcommittee investigating allegations of fetal tissue sale for profit recommended holding a company that procures tissue for medical research in contempt of Congress. House Democrats staged a walkout to protest the vote for contempt proceedings after being overruled by Republican members of the Select Investigative Panel. Show More Summary
“Hold up. Wait, wait, wait a minute.” That was my response when Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told me that the ongoing congressional battle over Zika funding forced the federal government to take money from other diseases to finance the hunt for a vaccine. “First, we took money […]
To mark 25 years of research into chemicals that disrupt the body's hormones, the Endocrine Society will sponsor a Congressional briefing Sept. 21 exploring the latest breakthroughs in the field.
The Congressional Research Service has prepared an updated account of the status of the comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty (CTBT), which would prohibit explosive testing of nuclear weapons. “As of August 2016, 183 states had signed the CTBT and 164, including Russia, had ratified it. Show More Summary
The procedures for challenging the outcome of a presidential election are summarized in a new publication from the Congressional Research Service. “The initial responsibility for resolving challenges, recounts, and contests to the results of a presidential election” lies with each individual state, CRS noted. Show More Summary
Jason Lewis is making the work of opposition researchers irrelevant for one of the nation's most contested congressional races. … Click to Continue »
Efforts to develop Active Protection Systems (APS) to defend military combat vehicles against rocket-propelled grenades or anti-tank missiles are reviewed in a new report from the Congressional Research Service. An Active ProtectionShow More Summary
Recent reports from the Congressional Research Service that have not been publicly released include the following. U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy: Considering “No First Use”, CRS Insight, August 16, 2016 Coordinated Party Expenditures in...Show More Summary
More Clinton Email news fresh off the presses! Tuesday, at a request from Congressional committee members (all Republican), the FBI turned over its research notes from the Clinton email investigation, known as "302s". The move was unprecedented. Show More Summary
New and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service in the last few days include the following. Natural Gas Discoveries in the Eastern Mediterranean, August 15, 2016 Al Qaeda and U.S. Policy: Middle East and Africa, updated...Show More Summary
Reports of the Congressional Research Service are predicated on the belief that readers in Congress or elsewhere care about the minutia of government policy. But if this was ever true, is it still the case today? The members of CRS’s...Show More Summary
Issues affecting the safety and security of athletes and spectators at the 2016 Olympic Games, which begins August 5 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, were reviewed in a new report from the Congressional Research Service. Concerns addressed...Show More Summary
An internal congressional edition of the 2015 annual report of the Congressional Research Service includes a helpful listing of the titles of all CRS reports and other products that were issued in 2015 (at pp. 47-124). The availability...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 01, 2015: Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) talks to reporters during a news conference in the U.S. Capitol. Coleman and fellow Democrats were critical of the House Republicans' formation of the HouseSelect Investigative Panel on Planned Parenthood. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) A special Panel formed by [...]
Congressional Republicans are pushing back against claims that aborted babies’ body parts are essential to scientific and medical advancements and presenting evidence to the contrary. In a report released last week, the Congressional Select Panel on Infant Lives said its research has not found any medical cures directly linked to fetal tissue research in the […]
The July 8-9 NATO summit meeting in Warsaw, Poland, is previewed in a new report from the Congressional Research Service. “Among other things, NATO leaders are expected to announce the rotational deployment of 4,000 troops to PolandShow More Summary
Noteworthy new and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service include the following. Slow Growth in the Current U.S. Economic Expansion, June 24, 2016 Economic Growth Slower Than Previous 10 Expansions, CRS Insight, June...Show More Summary
A research paper from the House Subcommittee on Homeland Security puts another nail in the coffin of a Senate bill to effectively ban strong encryption. The post Congressional Report Is the Latest to Slam a Bad Crypto Bill appeared first on WIRED.
Between 1973 and 2016, Members of Congress introduced resolutions of censure directed against federal officials on 59 occasions, according to the Congressional Research Service. Of those, 14 were filed against the Obama Administration. Show More Summary
In an effort to address the growing opioid epidemic in the United States, nationally recognized experts will discuss research-based strategies for preventing, intervening, and maintaining abstinence from opiate addictions during a congressional briefing June 24.