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Gravelle Presents Policy Options To Address Corporate Profit Shifting: Carrots Or Sticks? Today At NYU

Jane Gravelle (Congressional Research Service), Policy Options to Address Corporate Profit Shifting: Carrots or Sticks? at NYU today as part of its Tax Policy Colloquium Series hosted by Daniel Shaviro and Chris Sanchirico: Issues surrounding the U.S. tax treatment of foreign source income, focused in large part in the past...

Congressional Republicans Question FDA’s Evidence-Based Medication Abortion Guidelines

“When it comes to a health-care provider’s ability to provide care in accordance with the most up-to-date medical research, no politician should ever interfere," said Dana Singiser, Planned Parenthood Action Fund's vice president of public policy. The post Congressional Republicans Question FDA’s Evidence-Based Medication Abortion Guidelines appeared first on Rewire.

Defense Reform: Yes, But How? (and more from CRS)

There is widespread dissatisfaction with the organization and performance of the Department of Defense, a new Congressional Research Service report says, but no consensus on what to do about it. Driving the current debate, CRS says,Show More Summary

CRS Brief Report: 'Funding for Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CSS) at DOE''

Here is a brief (8 pages) report from the Congressional Research Service by Peter Folger,Funding for Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CSS) at DOE. Download CRS_Carbon_Capture Introduction Carbon capture and sequestration (or storage)—known as CCS—is a physical process that involves capturing man-made carbon dioxide (CO2) at its source and storing it...

Cross-Cutting Intelligence Issues, and More from CRS

A new report from the Congressional Research Service raises the possibility that polygraph testing of intelligence employees could be phased out in favor of “continuous evaluation” (CE), i.e. the automated monitoring of financial, criminal and other databases. Show More Summary

CRS Report: 'Central Valley Project (CVP) Operations: In Brief'

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Want experts on California water issues? Talk to these folks! Just posted earlier (13 April) this week by the Congressional Research Service: Central Valley Project (CVP) Operations: In Brief, by Charles V. Stern, Pervaze A. Sheikh, and Betsy A. Cody. Download CRS_CVP_Brief_April2016 Summary California is in its fifth year of...

Preparing for the Presidential Transition, and More from CRS

The transfer of presidential power from one Administration to the next “is a complex and multi-faceted undertaking” that actually begins several months before the general election, an updated report from the Congressional Research Service explains. Show More Summary

Brazil in Crisis, and More from CRS

New and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service include the following. Brazil in Crisis, CRS Insight, April 6, 2016 Peru: Politics, Economy, and Elections in Brief, April 6, 2016 Cuba: U.S. Restrictions on Travel andShow More Summary

Dr. Joseph F. Rizzo III Awarded U.S. Department of Defense Vision Prosthesis Pilot Study Award

Joseph F. Rizzo III, M.D., has been awarded grant funding as part of the Vision Prosthesis Pilot Study, a Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program of the United States Department of Defense. Director of Neuro-Ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and the David Glendenning Cogan Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Show More Summary

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

4 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Another important report from the Congressional Research Service: Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress, by Ronald O'Rourke. Download CRS_Arctic Summary The diminishment of Arctic sea ice has led to increased human activities in the Arctic, and has heightened interest in, and concerns about, the region’s future. The...

CRS Report: 'Federally Supported Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment Programs'

last monthUtilities / Water : WaterWired

It has been a while since I posted a Congressional Research Service water-related report. So here it is, released on 17 March 2016: Federally Supported Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment Programs, by the usual all-stars: Claudia Copeland, Nicole T. Carter, Betsy A. Cody, Megan Stubbs, and Mary Tiemann. Lots of...

Report: NFL funding campaigns of lawmakers researching concussions

The San Jose Mercury-News reported this week that the NFL's political action committee has given thousands of dollars to members of a Congressional committee currently reviewing concussion research. Called the Gridiron PAC, the committee has given nearly $300,000 in campaign contributions to 41 of the 54 members of the U.S. Show More Summary

Vacancy on the Supreme Court: CRS Products

New reports from the Congressional Research Service that Congress has withheld from online public release include the following. Vacancy on the Supreme Court: CRS Products, CRS Legal Sidebar, March 21, 2016 Justice Antonin Scalia: His...Show More Summary

Water Cooler 3/18/26 OPEN THREAD – Obama’s retirement raise, Romney picks Cruz, Quit picking on Click, Best TV shows

Obama wants a retirement raise:  The Free Beacon says a report put out by the Congressional Research Service shows what the raise would like like: “…discusses the pensions and other federal benefits offered to former commanders-in-chief...Show More Summary

Barbara Sinclair left a lasting legacy in political science

Last week, eminent political scientist Barbara Sinclair passed away. She was a renowned congressional expert who contributed as both a researcher and a public intellectual. Over the course of a renowned career, she explained the inner workings of congressional party leaders, the evolution of the Senate, and the ability of Congress to enact major legislation. […]

Compiling a U.S. Federal Legislative History: A Beginner’s Guide

The Law Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. has created a guide to help people conduct research into U.S. federal legislative history.It covers: How to Locate a United States Congressional Committee Report: How to Locate a Published...Show More Summary

Daylight Saving Time, and More from CRS

New and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service this week include the following. Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau’s State Visit, March 2016, CRS Insight, March 7, 2016 Overview of FY2017 Appropriations for Commerce, Justice,...Show More Summary

Congressional Climate Deniers Represent 63 Percent Of Americans

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

According to new research from the Center for American Progress Action Fund, more than six in ten Americans are represented by someone in Congress who denies the reality of climate change. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

Encryption: Legal Aspects, and More from CRS

A new report from the Congressional Research Service considers legal aspects of encryption policy. It reviews the existing case law concerning efforts to compel disclosure of encrypted data. It also discusses related issues including...Show More Summary

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