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CRS Report: 'Clean Power Plan: Legal Background and Pending Litigation in West Virginia v. EPA'

4 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

A year ago I might have let this report pass without posting it. But given the impending change in government I felt otherwise. This Congressional Research Service (CRS) report, dated 10 January 2017, titled Clean Power Plan: Legal Background and Pending Litigation in West Virginia v. EPA, is authored by...

Fantasy politics over fetal-tissue research

5 days agoAcademics : Nature

A US congressional investigation has distorted the truth about research that uses human fetal tissue — and sets a troubling precedent.

Congressional Research Service: Pentagon R&D Spending Declined over Last Decade

Mike Fabey Security, Will this hurt the U.S. Military's dominance on the battlefield?  There has been both positive and negative news for Pentagon IT and telecom services in recent contracting years, according to a recently releasedShow More Summary

CRS Report: EPA and the Army Corps' Rule to Define 'Waters of the United States'

An auspicious start to my second ten years. Here is the first (of many, no doubt) 2017 Congressional Research Service report to grace WaterWired this year: EPA and the Army Corps’ Rule to Define “Waters of the United States” by Claudia Copeland. The WOTUS discussion will be around a while....

Pausing for thought over arms sales

last weekNews : Daily Chart

IN DECEMBER America’s Congressional Research Service (CRS) published its annual study on arms sales worldwide. Deals with developing countries have accounted for about four-fifths of all “arms-transfer agreements” for many years. In 2015 such transactions made up $65bn of the $80bn arms deals done globally.

Congressional Atheists

Unbelief in God is a permanent and inextirpable feature of human life: belief has never claimed one hundred percent of the population at any time in human history. And yet in a new Pew Research Center review, no member of the USA Congress purports to be an atheist. Show More Summary

Will Donald Trump Gut Science at NASA?

The threat of climate change was thrust into the public consciousness in June 1988, when NASA scientist James Hansen told a congressional committee that researchers were now 99 percent certain that humans were warming the planet. "The...Show More Summary

The US and Russia are dominating the global weapons trade

In 2015, arms-transfer agreements reached a total value of $79.9 billion, down from the 2014 total of $89 billion, according to a report from the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service. The US dominated the trade, making agreements...Show More Summary

Findings in tuberous sclerosis complex on the role of inflammation and epilepsy

(US Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs) Dr. Wong focused on ECG treatment in the mice and found that treatment did minimally correct some of the brain tissue abnormalities seen in the mouse model,...Show More Summary

Dr. Sakamoto explains signaling pathways in the pathogenesis of diamond blackfan anemia

(US Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs) The results from this research have shed light on a previously undiscovered link between the well-studied p53 pathway and the lesser known pathways associated with ribosome biogenesis and nucleotide metabolism in DBA. Show More Summary

New approach for cancer prevention in BRCA1 mutation-positive women from Josef Penninger

(US Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs) With his DoD BCRP Innovator Award, Dr. Penninger investigated whether RANKL inhibition could be used to prevent breast cancer in mouse models.

Final Report Unmasks House Republican War on Vital Health Research

Representative Marsha Blackburn, a Republican from Tennessee, chair of the House Panel on Planned Parenthood. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg The final Congressional report from the “Planned Parenthood” Panel’s Democrats unmasks the disheartening damage inflicted on vital research. This Panel was born of a deceptive accusation against Planned Parenthood. But it has cast [...]

CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE: Hey, that Foreign Emoluments Clause issue may not be such a big dea…

CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE: Hey, that Foreign Emoluments Clause issue may not be such a big deal for Trump after all.

Sen. Warren blasts drug approval bill as 'extortion'

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has delivered a ferocious attack on congressional Republicans and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over a medical research bill, putting fellow Democrats on the spot by pushing … Click to Continue »

What Trump Can Undo On Day One, According To The Congressional Research Service

Donald Trump can rescind President Obama's executive actions with a stroke of the pen, but according to the Congressional Research Service, few of Obama's executive actions have been controversial. Obama's more substantive actions will be more difficult to repeal.

Exclusive: Taxpayers Face $1.59 Million Bill for Anti-Choice Congressional Investigation

Expanding the budget for the select panel, tasked with targeting abortion providers and fetal tissue researchers, marks one of the first actions House Republicans will pursue as they return to a radically different Washington after Election Day. The post Exclusive: Taxpayers Face $1.59 Million Bill for Anti-Choice Congressional Investigation appeared first on Rewire.

Free Access to Thousands of Reports from the US Congressional Research Service

The research reports of the Congressinal Research Service (CRS) in Washington are usually not easily accessible to the public.A new website called has been launched by a bipartisan coalition. The site currently includes...Show More Summary

This Is Huge: New Project Releases All Current (Non-Confidential) Congressional Research Service Reports

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Going back nearly a decade, we've been talking about the ridiculousness of Congress refusing to publicly release reports from the Congressional Research Service (CRS). As we've discussed many times, CRS is an in-house think tank for Congress that is both famously non-partisan and actually really good at what they do. Show More Summary

'The Largest Single Pledge Of Military Assistance In U.S. History'

Cross-posted with Okay, here’s your quiz of the day: What country, according to the Congressional Research Service, has been the “largest cumulative recipient of U.S. foreign assistance since World War II,” to the tune...Show More Summary

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