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

yesterdayNews : 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'

3 weeks 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 : NYT: 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.

Alien UFO, ET Disclosure: Group Petitions White House To Support Open Congressional Hearings

The ET and UFO advocacy group, Paradigm Research Group (PRG), has petitioned the White House through the “We the People” website to support the call for congressional hearings on the evidence of UFO and extraterrestrial life presence on Earth. Show More Summary

The Cost of US Wars Since 9/11: $1.6 Trillion

The cost of US war-making in the 13 years since the September 11 terrorist attacks reached a whopping $1.6 trillion in 2014, according to a recent report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS). The $1.6 trillion in war spendingShow More Summary

Post-9/11 War Costs Reach $1.6 Trillion

The U.S. has spent $1.6 trillion on post-9/11 military operations, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other counterterrorism activities, according to a new report from the Congressional Research Service. “Based on funding...Show More Summary

CRS Resources on Detention and Interrogation

New products from the Congressional Research Service obtained by Secrecy News include the following. Selected CRS Materials on Detention and Interrogation of Terrorist Suspects and Enemy Belligerents, CRS Legal Sidebar, December 16,Show More Summary

Cybersecurity Information Sharing, and More from CRS

New products from the Congressional Research Service that Congress has withheld from online public distribution include the following. Legislation to Facilitate Cybersecurity Information Sharing: Economic Analysis, December 11, 2014 FY2015 National Defense Authorization Act: Selected Military Personnel Issues, December 11, 2014 Analysis of H.R. Show More Summary

The Role of Inspectors General, and More from CRS

Noteworthy new reports from the Congressional Research Service that Congress has withheld from online public distribution include the following. Federal Inspectors General: History, Characteristics, and Recent Congressional Actions,Show More Summary

Defense Authorization Act Highlights, and More from CRS

New and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service that Congress has withheld from online public distribution include the following. Fact Sheet: Selected Highlights of H.R. 3979, the Carl Levin and Howard “Buck” McKeon National...Show More Summary

CRS: Federal Proposals to Tax Marijuana

Congressional Research Service: Federal Proposals to Tax Marijuana: An Economic Analysis, by Jane G. Gravelle & Sean Lowry (R43785) (Nov. 13, 2014): The combination of state policy and general public opinion favoring the legalizing of marijuana has led some in Congress to advocate for legalization and taxation of marijuana at...

Iran: Interim Nuclear Agreement, and More from CRS

New products from the Congressional Research Service that Congress has withheld from online public distribution include the following. Iran: Interim Nuclear Agreement and Talks on a Comprehensive Accord, November 26, 2014 U.S. International...Show More Summary

US Military Casualty Statistics, and More from CRS

Noteworthy new and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service that Congress has withheld from online public distribution include the following. A Guide to U.S. Military Casualty Statistics: Operation Inherent Resolve, Operation New Dawn, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom, November 20, 2014 Iran: U.S. Show More Summary

Congress can block use of federal funds for Obama’s immigration overhaul: memo

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Congress can block President Barack Obama from using federal immigration fees to issue permits for millions of undocumented immigrants to stay and work in the United States, according to a congressional research memo released on Wednesday. The memo from the non-partisan Congressional Research...

Exclusive -- Congressional Research Service: Congress Has Power to Block Funding for Obama's Executive Amnesty

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has concluded that House Appropriations Committee chairman Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY) is wrong, and that Congress can in fact block funding for President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty order. “In...Show More Summary

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