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.
The Congressional Budget Office has a new report looking at the return of federal investment in transportation and research. The bottom line is that the return is not so much
A new Congressional Research Service report provides a handy overview of the current state of knowledge surrounding Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) apprehended on the Southwest border. Many Central American children and other family...Show More Summary
U.S. aid to foreign countries and populations takes many forms in support of a range of objectives, from strategic to humanitarian. A newly updated report from the Congressional Research Service illuminates the structure of U.S. foreign aid, and traces the evolution of U.S. Show More Summary
The use of the “overseas contingency operations” budget construct to circumvent limits on discretionary spending was examined in a report from the Congressional Research Service published yesterday. “Some DOD officials argue that this...Show More Summary
It's another very busy BradCast today, with breaking news on the murder of a British Member of Parliament, the Democratic 'filibuster' on guns in the US Senate. We will discuss Obama's visit to Orlando.
Hot off the press - issued on 15 June 2016! From the Congressional Research Service: EPA's Clean Power Plan for Existing Power Plants: Frequently Asked Questions, by James E. McCarthy, Jonathan L. Ramseur, Jane A. Leggett, Alexandra M. Wyatt, and Alissa M. Dolan. This has been updated from a January...
Domestic supporters of the Islamic State “have accounted for 67 homegrown violent jihadist plots between 2014 and early June 2016” involving more than 100 individuals, according to a new analysis from the Congressional Research Service. Show More Summary
Last month, a Congressional committee issued a report accusing the NFL of attempting to unduly influence the process of selecting a researcher to lead a concussion study with money the league had pledged to the National Institutes of Health. The league seemed to be caught flat-footed, with hours passing before even a perfunctory denial was…
“In less than 20 years, the entire nature of Member-constituent communication has been transformed, perhaps more than in any other period in American history,” observes a new report from the Congressional Research Service. Congressional...Show More Summary
Most public controversy concerning the Congressional Research Service revolves around the question of whether Congress should authorize CRS to make its reports publicly available, or whether unauthorized access to CRS reports is a satisfactory alternative. Show More Summary
Congressional Republicans are blocking research into gun violence.The American Medical Association thinks it's time for that to change.
Ahead of testifying Tuesday in front of the Congressional traumatic brain injury task force, two-time Olympic gold medalist and 1999 World Cup Champion Briana Scurry told The Washington Post she intends to donate her brain to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) research. Scurry joins former teammates Brandi Chastain, Abby Wambach and Megan Rapinoe in their pledge […]
In September of 2015, Andrew Siemion, Director of Berkeley SETI Research Center previewed the next decade's search for advanced extraterrestrial at a Congressional Hearing on Astrobiology. Although natural astrophysical sources produce a diverse array of electromagnetic, gravitational and high energy...
Just noticed this brief Congressional Research Service report (9 February 2016) written by Claudia Copeland: Water Infrastructure Financing: The Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) Program. Download CRS_WIFIA_Program_9Feb2016...Show More Summary
New York Times Editorial Board: After running a congressional oversight committee like a Republican opposition research shop for more than two years, Representative Trey Gowdy appears to be gearing up for the finale. Democrats on the Select Committee on Benghazi expect that a final report will drop soon... Show More Summary
A 2015 report of the Congressional Research Service, which has just recently been published on the website of the US Naval Institute, reveals new developments on Navy Laser, Railgun and Hypervelocity Projectile Programs for the US Navy, however the document also reveals who the potential targets of the new weapons are.