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Congressional Republicans Try To Criminalize Key Medical Research

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 [...]

Research With Aborted Baby Parts Has Not Produced One Single Cure

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 […]

NATO’s Warsaw Summit, and More from CRS

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

Slow Economic Growth, and More from CRS

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

Congressional Report Is the Latest to Slam a Bad Crypto Bill

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.

Censure and Condemnation, and More from CRS

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

Researchers to Discuss Evidence-Based Approaches for Fighting the Opioid Epidemic at Congressional Briefing

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.

Reduce The Hurdles To Private Investment In Infrastructure

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

Update on Unaccompanied Alien Children

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

Foreign Aid: An Introduction, and More from CRS

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

Funding Overseas Contingency Ops, and More from CRS

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

Congressional 'Ban' on Gun Violence Research

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.

CRS Report: 'EPA’s Clean Power Plan for Existing Power Plants: Frequently Asked Questions' (Updated: 15 June 2016)

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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...

Islamic State Acolytes, and More from CRS

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

NFL doctors call on Congress to clarify report regarding NIH study

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…

Social Media in Congress, and More from CRS

“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

Congress Isn’t Helping to “Rebuild” CRS

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

AMA pushes Republicans to support gun research

Congressional Republicans are blocking research into gun violence.The American Medical Association thinks it's time for that to change.

Ex-USWNT goalkeeper Briana Scurry pledges to donate brain to women’s CTE research

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 […]

Search for Transmissions from Advanced Civilizations --"The Next Ten Years" (Weekend Feature)

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...

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