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Changes in the Arctic, and More from CRS

The policy implications of changing climatic conditions in the Arctic region, and specifically the record loss of ice cover, are explored in a newly updated report from the Congressional Research Service. See Changes in the Arctic, March 17, 2015. Show More Summary

FOIA Reform Legislation, and More from CRS

Two companion bills pending in the House and Senate would amend the Freedom of Information Act “for the purpose of increasing public access,” a new analysis of the legislation from the Congressional Research Service explains. Among other...Show More Summary

Refugee Admissions and Resettlement, and More from CRS

Newly updated publications from the Congressional Research Service that Congress has withheld from online public distribution include the following. Refugee Admissions and Resettlement Policy, February 18, 2015 U.S. Tsunami Program:Show More Summary

Adapting to Climate Change, and More from CRS

A new report from the Congressional Research Service describes government agency plans to anticipate and adapt to the effects of climate change, as required by a 2013 executive order.   The first step is a vulnerability assessment. For...Show More Summary

CRS on DoD Procurement Programs

Newly updated reports from the Congressional Research Service on various Department of Defense procurement programs and related issues include the following. Navy Force Structure and Shipbuilding Plans: Background and Issues for Congress,...Show More Summary

Republican Co-Chair Of The R&D Caucus Only Likes Certain Research

WASHINGTON -- Rep. John Culberson, the new Republican co-chair of the Congressional Research and Development Caucus, doesn't necessarily value all research, especially not research that informs lawmakers about the American public. The...Show More Summary

Congressional Testimony: Immigration Reforms Needed to Protect Skilled American Workers

Testimony of EPI Research Associate and Associate Professor of Public Policy at Howard University Ron Hira before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on “Immigration Reforms Needed to Protect Skilled American Workers,” Dirksen Senate Office Building, March 17, 2015. I want to thank Chairman …

Tuesday Morning Update: Baseline Updates- Policy Issues; Animal Research; Trade; Iowa Ag Summit; and, the Ag Economy

Baseline Updates- Policy Issues On Monday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its updated baseline Budget Projections for 2015 to 2025. A brief overview of CBO’s January baseline projections can be found here. Also on Monday, the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) released its latest baseline-briefing book. Show More Summary

CRS Report: Medical Device Tax Burden Falls On Consumers

The Congressional Research Service recently released a report on the Medical Device Tax in the Affordable Care Act. It fairly enumerated most of the critiques of the tax, which are wide-ranging and substantial. (Here was ours.) It also...Show More Summary

Some Empirics Regarding Right to Work Laws

Wages in right to work states are lower than those others. After controlling for various factors, the gap remains. Empirical Analysis of Wage Gap The Congressional Research Service summarizes the empirical literature in this 2012 report. A recent empirical analysis using micro data from the Current Population Survey is by Gould and Shierholz (2011). Figure […]

Congressional Pro-Choice Bill Would Expand Obamacare’s Women’s Health Gains

The 21st Century Women’s Health Act includes several provisions to both expand reproductive health-care access and improve research and public awareness on the topic. Image: Shutterstock The post Congressional Pro-Choice Bill Would Expand Obamacare’s Women’s Health Gains appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Fossil fuel industry caught taking a page out of the tobacco playbook

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Last week, Willie Soon was caught failing to disclose conflicts of interest in his climate research and congressional testimony after having received over $1.2 million in funding from fossil fuel companies. This revelation raised alarms in Congress, with Rep. Grijalva sending letters to the...

George W. Bush’s chief economist to lead research at nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office

4 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Republican lawmakers on Friday appointed a former White House economist with a conservative pedigree to head Congress’s traditionally nonpartisan research body for budget policy. Keith Hall, who served as chief economist on former President George W. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers,...

Congressional hopeful has an amazing YouTube page on dating advice, 'meaningless sex,' and so much more

A long-shot candidate in a New York congressional special election has a rather unique background. In addition to working as an autism research advocate, the candidate, Amber Adler, wrote books on dating advice and a collection of prose...Show More Summary

Congress: The (Seeming) Demise Of The Congressional Research Service

Got a minute? Check out Kevin Kosar's Washington Monthly article (Why I Quit the Congressional Research Service) for a depressing but informative look at what's happened to CRS, the in-house think tank for Congress that used to be such...Show More Summary

Congressional Briefing Explores Biological Sex Differences in Medical Research

The Endocrine Society and Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR(r)) are co-sponsoring a Congressional briefing on February 17 that will focus on the importance of including female subjects in both preclinical and clinical biomedical research, which could potentially revolutionize medical research and scientific discovery.

Keystone XL Employment Effects

They’re small. Really small. From the Congressional Research Service (Jan. 5, 2015): Because job projections, in particular, involve numerous assumptions and estimates, the State Department’s job estimates for Keystone XL have been a source of disagreement. Show More Summary

CRS Report: 'Water Resource Issues in the 114th Congress'

2 months agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Here's a timely report from the Congressional Research Service (CRS): Water Resource Issues in the 114th Congress by Betsy A. Cody, Charles V. Stern, Nicole T. Carter, Pervaze T. Sheikh. Download CRS_Report_WR_Issues_114Congress Summary The 114th Congress faces many water resource development, management, and protection issues. Congressional actions shape reinvestment in...

Wars in the Middle East Have Cost Taxpayers Almost $1.7 Trillion

A recent report from the Congressional Research Service, which examines the cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and other global “War on Terror” operations since 9/11, calculates a cumulative (fiscal year 2001 through fiscal year 2014) nominal price tag of $1.6 trillion. […]

New Analysis Challenges Arguments for Repealing Tax on Medical Devices

2 months agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

A report by the Congressional Research Service found that many concerns among medical device manufacturers about a tax under the Affordable Care Act were unfounded.

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