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Shameful: House Panel Votes Down Plan To Make Public Domain Congressional Research Public

6 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

For many, many years, we've complained about the fact that research reports from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) are kept secret. CRS is basically a really good, non-partisan research organization that tends to do very useful and credible research, when tasked to do so by members of Congress. Show More Summary

N.F.L. Tried to Influence New Concussion Research, Congressional Study Finds

The study concluded that the N.F.L. attempted to use its “unrestricted gift” to concussion research as leverage to steer funding away from one of its critics.

NFL’s response to Congressional report regarding NIH study

[Editor’s note: NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy has issued a statement on behalf of the league in response to a Congressional report suggesting that the league tried to exert undue influence over the process of selecting a researcher to lead a National Institutes of Health study regarding concussions. The full text of the response appears below.]…

NFLPA president says NFL 'cannot be trusted' after concussion report

Reaction to a congressional report claiming the league attempted to sway the NIH’s concussion research.

NFL tried to influence head trauma research: Congressional report

10 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

A blistering new report from the House Energy and Commerce Committee accuses the National Football League of improperly attempting to influence the National Institutes of Health with regard to research on brain disease caused by football and other contact sports.

NFL “rejects any suggestion of improper influence” over NIH study

The NFL has remained silent in the hours since news emerged of a Congressional report that the league unduly influenced the selection of a researcher to lead a National Institutes of Health study regarding head trauma. While the NFL still has not yet provided specifics, the league has issued a categorical rejection of the conclusion.…

Head of players' union slams NFL over congressional report alleging the league tried to tamper with concussion research

ESPN's Outside the Lines brotherly investigative duo, Steve and Mark Fainaru, on Monday published the damning findings from a recent congressional report that alleged the NFL " waged an improper, behind-the-scenes campaign" against a...Show More Summary

Here Is The Full Congressional Report On The NFL's Interference With Concussion Research [UPDATING]

12 hours agoSports : Deadspin

Democratic members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce just released the full 91-page report detailing the findings of their investigation into the NFL’s attempts to improperly influence the direction of the National Institute of Health’s concussion research . Show More Summary

Congressional report claims NFL tried to influence concussion research, ESPN says

13 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

A Congressional report obtained by ESPN shows that top NFL health officials conducted a campaign last year in order to influence a major U.S. government research study on football and brain disease, “Outside the Lines” reports. At least a half-dozen officials were involved in what Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada write was an “improper, behind-the-scenes […]

The Forgotten History of Republicans’ (Failed) Attacks on Fetal Tissue Research

Today's congressional inquiry not only derides fetal tissue research, but attacks abortion care. The inaugural hearing in March 2016 gave Republicans a platform to compare fetal tissue research to Nazi experimentation. Republicans derided...Show More Summary

Congressional report calls out NFL for trying to influence NIH study

In March, it became clear that Congress was exploring whether the NFL improperly tried to influence the selection by the National Institutes for Health of a researcher to direct a study regarding the detection of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in living patients. The verdict is now in. Via, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce…

Congressional Report Lambasts NFL For Improper Influence Over Brain Study

14 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- At least a half-dozen top NFL health officials waged an improper, behind-the-scenes campaign last year to influence a major U.S. government research study on football and brain disease, congressional investigators haveShow More Summary

HUFFPOST HILL - Election To Be Determined By Turnout, Relative Hotness Of Women

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Ed Rendell said most women are ugly and won't vote for Donald Trump, which we rate half-true. The House Appropriations Committee voted against making Congressional Research Service reports publicly available, because if members of Congress...Show More Summary

CRS Report: 'Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress'

6 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Changes in the Arctic are on a lot of peoples' minds these days - even those of the US Congress! Ronald O'Rourke of the Congressional Research Service has done us all a service by producing the comprehensive report, Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress. Download CRS_Arctic_Issues_12May2016 Summary...

Congressional Candidate Caught With Porn Tabs Open, Blames “Research

Mike Webb, who is running for Congress in the eight district of Virginia, posted a screenshot on his Facebook page on Monday, attempting to call out Curzon Staffing Agency. There was just one problem with Webb’s post – he forgot … More » The post Congressional Candidate Caught With Porn Tabs Open, Blames “Research” appeared first on EveryJoe.

What Kind of Military Officers Does the US Need? (CRS)

There is a lack of consensus about what the U.S. military officer corps should look like, a new report from the Congressional Research Service says. Divergent views exist about what type of military officers the country needs, what skills...Show More Summary

CRS Report: 'EPA Policies Concerning Integrated Planning and Affordability of Water Infrastructure'

Water infrastructure is a hot topic these days and Congressional Research Service reports are no exception. In the past week I have posted CRS reports pertaining to green infrastructure and legislative financing. Today I feature a brief (8 pages) report by Claudia Copeland, published on 2 May: EPA Policies Concerning...

Delivery Drones, Confederate Flags, and More from CRS

The growing prospect of the use of drones for commercial delivery purposes is considered in a new memorandum from the Congressional Research Service. “Can you prevent a drone from flying over your house to deliver a package to your neighbor? Until now, that question has been of purely theoretical interest. Show More Summary

CRS Report: 'Green Infrastructure and Issues in Managing Urban Stormwater'

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

All ready to go -this Congressional Research Service report was just released 2 May 2016: Green Infrastructure and Issues in Managing Urban Stormwater, by Claudia Copeland. Download CRS_Urban_Stormwater_2May2016 For decades, stormwater, or runoff, was considered largely a problem of excess rainwater or snowmelt impacting communities. Prevailing engineering practices were to...

Judge Garland’s Opinions, and More from CRS

The Congressional Research Service continues to devote substantial attention to the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, even if the U.S. Senate remains unwilling or unable to act on the nomination. This week CRS issued a new report presenting an annotated tabulation of hundreds of decisions written by Judge Garland. Show More Summary

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