Defense Department Energy Needs, and More from CRS

The Department of Defense is by far the largest government consumer of energy, having spent around $17 billion on fuel last year, according to a new report from the Congressional Research Service.

“DOD’s reliance on fuel can lead to financial, operational, and strategic challenges and risks,” which are explored in the report.  See Department of Defense Energy Initiatives: Background and Issues for Congress, June 5, 2012.

Other new and updated CRS reports that Congress has barred CRS from publishing online include the following.

Federal Research and Development Funding: FY2013, June 1, 2012

Reaching the Debt Limit: Background and Potential Effects on Government Operations, May 31, 2012

The U.S. Postal Service’s Use of Contractors to Deliver Mail: Background and Recent Developments, May 29, 2012

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations: A Summary of the House- and Senate-Reported Bills for FY2013, June 1, 2012

Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts, June 5, 2012

Ability to Repay, Risk-Retention Standards, and Mortgage Credit Access, June 5, 2012

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