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Republicans Just Found a New Way to Harass Scientists

The congressional subcommittee investigating allegations of fetal tissue sale for profit recommended holding a company that procures tissue for medical research in contempt of Congress. House Democrats staged a walkout to protest the vote for contempt proceedings after being overruled by Republican members of the Select Investigative Panel. Show More Summary

Anthony Fauci: Forced to rob cancer research to pay for Zika vaccine push

“Hold up. Wait, wait, wait a minute.” That was my response when Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told me that the ongoing congressional battle over Zika funding forced the federal government to take money from other diseases to finance the hunt for a vaccine. “First, we took money […]

Congressional Briefing Warns of Dangers of Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals

To mark 25 years of research into chemicals that disrupt the body's hormones, the Endocrine Society will sponsor a Congressional briefing Sept. 21 exploring the latest breakthroughs in the field.

Update on Comprehensive Test Ban, & More from CRS

The Congressional Research Service has prepared an updated account of the status of the comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty (CTBT), which would prohibit explosive testing of nuclear weapons. “As of August 2016, 183 states had signed the CTBT and 164, including Russia, had ratified it. Show More Summary

Contesting a Presidential Election, & More from CRS

The procedures for challenging the outcome of a presidential election are summarized in a new publication from the Congressional Research Service. “The initial responsibility for resolving challenges, recounts, and contests to the results of a presidential election” lies with each individual state, CRS noted. Show More Summary

A radio career under microscope in race for Minnesota seat

Jason Lewis is making the work of opposition researchers irrelevant for one of the nation's most contested congressional races. … Click to Continue »

Active Protection for Combat Vehicles, & More from CRS

Efforts to develop Active Protection Systems (APS) to defend military combat vehicles against rocket-propelled grenades or anti-tank missiles are reviewed in a new report from the Congressional Research Service. An Active ProtectionShow More Summary

No First Use of Nuclear Weapons, & More from CRS

Recent reports from the Congressional Research Service that have not been publicly released include the following. U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy: Considering “No First Use”, CRS Insight, August 16, 2016 Coordinated Party Expenditures in...Show More Summary

FBI Baits Republican Representatives - Let's See If It Works!

More Clinton Email news fresh off the presses! Tuesday, at a request from Congressional committee members (all Republican), the FBI turned over its research notes from the Clinton email investigation, known as "302s". The move was unprecedented. Show More Summary

Natural Gas in the Eastern Mediterranean, & More from CRS

New and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service in the last few days include the following. Natural Gas Discoveries in the Eastern Mediterranean, August 15, 2016 Al Qaeda and U.S. Policy: Middle East and Africa, updated...Show More Summary

Slack in the Labor Market, and More from CRS

Reports of the Congressional Research Service are predicated on the belief that readers in Congress or elsewhere care about the minutia of government policy. But if this was ever true, is it still the case today? The members of CRS’s...Show More Summary

Olympic Safety and Security, and More from CRS

Issues affecting the safety and security of athletes and spectators at the 2016 Olympic Games, which begins August 5 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, were reviewed in a new report from the Congressional Research Service. Concerns addressed...Show More Summary

Titles of All 2015 CRS Reports Published

An internal congressional edition of the 2015 annual report of the Congressional Research Service includes a helpful listing of the titles of all CRS reports and other products that were issued in 2015 (at pp. 47-124). The availability...Show More Summary

Congressional Republicans Try To Criminalize Key Medical Research

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 01, 2015: Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) talks to reporters during a news conference in the U.S. Capitol. Coleman and fellow Democrats were critical of the House Republicans' formation of the HouseSelect Investigative Panel on Planned Parenthood. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) A special Panel formed by [...]

Research With Aborted Baby Parts Has Not Produced One Single Cure

Congressional Republicans are pushing back against claims that aborted babies’ body parts are essential to scientific and medical advancements and presenting evidence to the contrary. In a report released last week, the Congressional Select Panel on Infant Lives said its research has not found any medical cures directly linked to fetal tissue research in the […]

NATO’s Warsaw Summit, and More from CRS

The July 8-9 NATO summit meeting in Warsaw, Poland, is previewed in a new report from the Congressional Research Service. “Among other things, NATO leaders are expected to announce the rotational deployment of 4,000 troops to PolandShow More Summary

Slow Economic Growth, and More from CRS

Noteworthy new and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service include the following. Slow Growth in the Current U.S. Economic Expansion, June 24, 2016 Economic Growth Slower Than Previous 10 Expansions, CRS Insight, June...Show More Summary

Congressional Report Is the Latest to Slam a Bad Crypto Bill

A research paper from the House Subcommittee on Homeland Security puts another nail in the coffin of a Senate bill to effectively ban strong encryption. The post Congressional Report Is the Latest to Slam a Bad Crypto Bill appeared first on WIRED.

Censure and Condemnation, and More from CRS

Between 1973 and 2016, Members of Congress introduced resolutions of censure directed against federal officials on 59 occasions, according to the Congressional Research Service. Of those, 14 were filed against the Obama Administration. Show More Summary

Researchers to Discuss Evidence-Based Approaches for Fighting the Opioid Epidemic at Congressional Briefing

In an effort to address the growing opioid epidemic in the United States, nationally recognized experts will discuss research-based strategies for preventing, intervening, and maintaining abstinence from opiate addictions during a congressional briefing June 24.

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