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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

last monthNews : 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...

Here's What The Georgia Runoff Will Tell Us About The 2018 Midterms

By Jeffrey Lazarus, Georgia State University 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 so. Show More Summary

CRS Report: 'U.S. Climate Change Regulation and Litigation: Selected Legal Issues'

2 months agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Just noticed this Congressional Research Service report (3 April 2017) by Linda Tsang: U.S. Climate Change Regulation and Litigation: Selected Legal Issues. What else is new? Download CRS_Climate_Change_Reg_3April2017 Summary On March 28, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order to encourage and promote energy development by modifying climate change policies....

CRS Updated Report: 'Water Infrastructure Financing - The Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) Program'

2 months agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Just noticed this updated version of a Congressional Research Service report (5 April 2017) originally written by Claudia Copeland: Water Infrastructure Financing: The Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) Program by Jonathan L. Ramseur and Mary Tiemann. Download CRS_WIFIA Summary In recent years, policymakers have considered several legislative options...

The 9 Steps for the Senate to ‘Go Nuclear’

USA Today: “It is a complicated process that only a parliamentarian could love, the subject of two detailed 2013 reports by the non-partisan Congressional Research Service, which helps members of Congress understand congressional procedures.”

President Trump Wants to Slash Science Funding—Tell Him to Slash These From NIH’s Budget

Please urge your congressional representatives to mandate that NIH stop wasting taxpayer money on cruel, useless animal experiments and instead focus on modern, non-animal methods of research. The post President Trump Wants to Slash Science Funding—Tell Him to Slash These From NIH’s Budget appeared first on PETA.

White House Document Reveals Massive cut to AIDS Research in Trump’s Budget

—By Dan TracerAccording to a new White House document distributed to congressional appropriators, Trump is calling on a $1.23 billion cut in funding to the National Institutes of Health, a major biomedical research facility under the...Show More Summary

White House Floats Massive Cuts To HIV/AIDS Programs

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Bloomberg reports: President Donald Trump’s administration has proposed cutting $1.23 billion this fiscal year from research funded by the National Institutes of Health, according to a White House document sent to congressional appropriators. Show More Summary

ARVO Opposes Cuts to Medical Research Budget; Urges Increased Investment

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) urges Congressional leaders to reject the U.S. administration's recent FY18 budget proposal, which seeks to drastically cut National Institute of Health funding by nearly $6 billion, or 20%. Show More Summary

Republican pollster gives Jon Ossoff some good news in Georgia special election

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

On behalf of the blog ZPolitics, the conservative pollster Clout Research is out with its second survey of the April 18 all-party primary for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. The numbers are below, with the results of their February...Show More Summary

Trump budget slashes agency money to boost defense spending

Thursday's scheduled budget release will upend Washington with cuts to long-promised campaign targets like foreign aid and the Environmental Protection Agency as well as strong congressional favorites such as medical research, help for...Show More Summary

Republican plan to repeal Obamacare would leave millions uninsured: report

2 months agoHumor / odd : The Sideshow

Fourteen million Americans would lose medical insurance by next year under a Republican plan to dismantle Obamacare that would also reduce the budget deficit, a nonpartisan congressional research office said on Monday, throwing President Donald Trump and Republicans on the defensive as they press forward with replacement legislation. Show More Summary

Will Geometric Group Theory Be the Solution to the United States’ Gerrymandering Problem?

3 months agoHumor / odd : Snopes

A new initiative lead by a Tufts University mathematics professor thinks this field of research could be the best shot at designing fair congressional districts apolitically.

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