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Most Say Guinta Should Resign

A new American Research Group survey finds that 74% of registered voters in New Hampshire’s 1st congressional district say Rep. Frank Guinta (R-NH) should resign from Congress following the FEC finding that Guinta broke federal campaign finance laws by accepting [...]

Average U.S. Troop Cost Nearly Doubled Since 1980

The average cost to the U.S. defense budget per individual troop member has increased sharply over the past few decades, a new analysis from the Congressional Research Service found, reflecting changes in the size and structure of the U.S. Show More Summary

Congress Continues To Withhold Congressional Research Service Documents From The Public

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The Congressional Research Service conducts research for Congress on a multitude of topics. This information is (theoretically) used to guide policy decisions. The research itself is (again, theoretically) valuable, considering it's free of partisan rhetoric and biased conclusions. Show More Summary

House Renews Ban on CRS Publication of Its Reports

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) will continue to be barred from releasing its reports to the public, the House Appropriations Committee said yesterday in its report on legislative branch appropriations for the coming year. “The...Show More Summary

The Future of Internet Governance, and More from CRS

Noteworthy new reports from the Congressional Research Service that Congress has withheld from public distribution include the following. The Future of Internet Governance: Should the U.S. Relinquish Its Authority Over ICANN?, May 5,...Show More Summary

Weekly Tax Roundup

Bloomberg, Paper Companies’ Bid to Reduce Tax Bills Curtailed by IRS Len Burman (Tax Vox), TPC Receives A Major Gift From Bob Pozen, Establishes the Pozen Director’s Chair Congressional Research Service, Corporate Tax Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS): An Examination of the Data Russ Fox (Taxable Talk), Honesty Is...

How DoD Spends Its Contracting Dollars, and More from CRS

The Department of Defense spends more money on contractors than all other federal agencies combined, a new report from the Congressional Research Service explains. “This report examines (1) how much money DOD obligates on contracts,Show More Summary

Mandatory Minimum Sentencing, and More from CRS

A new report from the Congressional Research Service looks at the use of mandatory minimum sentencing to punish certain types of crimes, and reviews current legislation to modify that controversial practice. “A surprising number of federal crimes carry mandatory minimum terms of imprisonment,” CRS said. Show More Summary

NASA pushes back against proposal to slash climate budget

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

NASA pushed back against a congressional proposal to slash more than $300 million in funding from its branch focused on climate issues. The proposal would cut funding to NASA’s Earth Sciences division, which researches the planet’s natural systems and processes — including climate...

Dwindling productivity in Congress linked to vanishing cooperation

As the number of bills passed by Congress declines, fewer and fewer Congressional representatives are voting across party lines, leaving only a few key representatives as collaborative voters, according to researchers.

Loretta Lynch Finally Confirmed as First Black Female Attorney General

Lynch waited ten times longer to be confirmed than the average attorney general nominee, according to the Congressional Research Service, and longer than all but two nominees in history. Image: C-Span/Youtube The post Loretta Lynch Finally Confirmed as First Black Female Attorney General appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Cybersecurity and Information Sharing, and More from CRS

New and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service include the following. Cybersecurity and Information Sharing: Comparison of H.R. 1560 and H.R. 1731, April 20, 2015 FY2016 Appropriations for the Department of Justice (DOJ),...Show More Summary

Islamic State Financing, and More from CRS

Noteworthy new and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service that have been withheld from public distribution include the following. Islamic State Financing and U.S. Policy Approaches, April 10, 2015 2001 AuthorizationShow More Summary

Too Poor to File (for Bankruptcy)

A Congressional overhaul of U.S. bankruptcy law may be keeping financially struggling people out of bankruptcy court, but it hasn’t kept them from going broke, researchers have found.

Corker: tweaks of bill to review Iran deal will pass committee with strong bipartisan support

Iran's not-yet-online research and development reactor near Arak. Sen. Bob Corker told Bloomberg TV Tuesday morning that negotiations with top Democrats over the weekend have ensured that a bill calling for congressional review of an...Show More Summary

Higher Ed Roundup: Week of August 11 - August 15

President Bush Quietly Signs Higher Education Act Into Law No Need for Additional Loan Changes for Now, Congressional Research Service Says Massachusetts Calls Off Plan To Rescue Lender ACT Exam's Popularity Increases   President Bush...Show More Summary

Railroad-Related Fatalities, and More from CRS

The leading cause of railroad-related deaths is not collisions or derailments, but trespassing, explains a neatly argued new issue brief from the Congressional Research Service. See Rail Safety Efforts Miss Leading Cause of Fatalities, CRS Insights, April 2, 2015. Show More Summary

A Friendly Reminder That Pass Through Businesses Exist

Every once in a while we see blog posts from other tax research organizations, or even congressional offices, puzzled over the low collection of corporate taxes relative to GDP or relative to other tax revenues. Today we have another...Show More Summary

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

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