Posts categorized as CRS RSS feed for this section

Marine Corps Drawdown, and More from CRS

New and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service that Congress has withheld from online public distribution include the following.

Marine Corps Drawdown, Force Structure Initiatives, and Roles and Missions: Background and Issues for Congress, January 9, 2014

Border Security: Immigration Inspections at Port of Entry, January 9, 2014

Oil and Chemical Spills: Federal Emergency Response Framework, January 13, 2014

Aereo and FilmOn X: Internet Television Streaming and Copyright Law, January 13, 2014

Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and the Role of Congress in Trade Policy, January 13, 2014

Privacy Protection for Customer Financial Information, January 9, 2014

Russian Political, Economic, and Security Issues and U.S. Interests, January 9, 2014

Egypt: Background and U.S. Relations, January 10, 2014

Armed Conflict in Syria: Overview and U.S. Response, January 14, 2014

National Security Letters: Legal Background, & More from CRS

New and newly updated reports from the Congressional Research Service that Congress has withheld from online public distribution include the following.

National Security Letters in Foreign Intelligence Investigations: Legal Background, January 3, 2014

National Security Letters in Foreign Intelligence Investigations: A Glimpse at the Legal Background, January 3, 2014

Nuclear Power Plant Security and Vulnerabilities, January 3, 2014

Implementation of Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS): Issues for Congress, January 6, 2014 (new)

Free Exercise of Religion by Secular Organizations and Their Owners: Implications for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), January 3, 2014 (new)

Monetary Policy and the Federal Reserve: Current Policy and Conditions, January 7, 2014

Tax Rates and Economic Growth, January 2, 2014

International Corporate Tax Rate Comparisons and Policy Implications, January 6, 2014

State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs: FY2014 Budget and Appropriations, January 3, 2014

China and Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Missiles: Policy Issues, January 3, 2014

Nonstrategic Nuclear Weapons, January 3, 2014

Next Steps in Nuclear Arms Control with Russia: Issues for Congress, January 6, 2014

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), January 2, 2014

Threats to U.S. National Security Interests in Space: Orbital Debris Mitigation and Removal, January 8, 2014 (new)

Bitcoin, South Sudan, and More from CRS

New and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service that Congress has withheld from online public distribution include the following.

Bitcoin: Questions, Answers, and Analysis of Legal Issues, December 20, 2013

The Crisis in South Sudan, December 27, 2013

Increasing the Efficiency of Existing Coal-Fired Power Plants, December 20, 2013

Spectrum Policy: Provisions in the 2012 Spectrum Act, December 23, 2013

Brief History of NIH Funding: Fact Sheet, December 23, 2013

The Medical Device Excise Tax: Economic Analysis, December 23, 2013

In Re Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001: Dismissals of Claims Against Saudi Defendants Under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA), December 27, 2013

Environmental Laws: Summaries of Major Statutes Administered by the Environmental Protection Agency, December 20, 2013

Iran’s Nuclear Program: Tehran’s Compliance with International Obligations, December 20, 2013

Thailand: Background and U.S. Relations, December 20, 2013

Science and Technology Issues in the 113th Congress, December 27, 2013

China’s Economic Rise, and More from CRS

Newly updated reports from the Congressional Research Service obtained by Secrecy News include the following.

China’s Economic Rise: History, Trends, Challenges, and Implications for the United States, December 17, 2013

Iraq: Politics, Governance, and Human Rights, December 17, 2013

Child Support: An Overview of Census Bureau Data on Recipients, December 16, 2013

Nanotechnology: A Policy Primer, December 16, 2013

The National Nanotechnology Initiative: Overview, Reauthorization, and Appropriations Issues, December 17, 2013

War in Afghanistan: Campaign Progress, Political Strategy, and Issues for Congress, December 17, 2013

2014 Defense Authorization, and More from CRS

New and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service that have been withheld by Congress from online public distribution include the following.

Defense: FY2014 Authorization and Appropriations, December 16, 2013

Rare Earth Elements: The Global Supply Chain, December 16, 2013

China-U.S. Trade Issues, December 16, 2013

Samantar v. Yousef: The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act and Foreign Officials, December 16, 2013

Federal Pollution Control Laws: How Are They Enforced?, December 16, 2013

Federal Civil Aviation Programs: In Brief, December 16, 2013

Foreign Investment in the US, and More from CRS

Foreign investment in the United States “dropped sharply in 2012,” according to a newly updated report from the Congressional Research Service, and in 2013 it could fall by another 10%.  See Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: An Economic Analysis, December 11, 2013.

Other new and updated CRS reports obtained by Secrecy News include the following.

U.S. Direct Investment Abroad: Trends and Current Issues, December 11, 2013

Campaign Contribution Limits: Selected Questions About McCutcheon and Policy Issues for Congress, December 12, 2013

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Annual Fee on Health Insurers, December 12, 2013

The Paris Club and International Debt Relief, December 11, 2013

Medicaid Coverage of Long-Term Services and Supports, December 5, 2013

Interim Agreement on Iran’s Nuclear Program, December 11, 2013

Child Labor in America, and More from CRS

New and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service that Congress has withheld from online public distribution include the following.

Child Labor in America: History, Policy, and Legislative Issues, November 18, 2013

Internet Domain Names: Background and Policy Issues, December 5, 2013

Federal Research and Development Funding: FY2013, December 5, 2013

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting: Federal Funding and Issues, December 6, 2013

School Construction and Renovation: A Review of Federal Programs, December 6, 2013

Majority Cloture for Nominations: Implications and the “Nuclear” Proceedings, December 6, 2013

Proposals to Eliminate Public Financing of Presidential Campaigns, December 9, 2013

Expiration and Extension of the 2008 Farm Bill, December 9, 2013

Reauthorization of SNAP and Other Nutrition Programs in the Next Farm Bill: Issues for the 113th Congress, December 10, 2013

Public Health Service Agencies: Overview and Funding, November 12, 2013

U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones: Background and Issues for Congress, November 12, 2013

International Food Aid: U.S. and Other Donor Contributions, November 12, 2013

Immigration Legislation and Issues in the 113th Congress, November 20, 2013

South Africa: Politics, Economy, and U.S. Relations, December 6, 2013

The New START Treaty: Central Limits and Key Provisions, December 5, 2013

Mountaintop Mining, and More from CRS

New or updated reports from the Congressional Research Service that Congress has withheld from online public distribution include the following.

Keystone XL Pipeline Project: Key Issues, December 2, 2013

Mountaintop Mining: Background on Current Controversies, December 2, 2013

Burma’s Political Prisoners and U.S. Sanctions, December 2, 2013

Latin America and the Caribbean: Fact Sheet on Leaders and Elections, December 3, 2013

The 2013 Cybersecurity Executive Order: Overview and Considerations for Congress, November 8, 2013

Veterans and Homelessness, and More from CRS

New and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service that Congress has withheld from online public distribution include the following.

Veterans and Homelessness, November 29, 2013

Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda): U.S. and International Response to Philippines Disaster, November 25, 2013

Afghanistan: Politics, Elections, and Government Performance, November 22, 2013

Legislative Actions to Repeal, Defund, or Delay the Affordable Care Act, November 22, 2013

Federal Public Transportation Program: An Overview, December 2, 2013

Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital Payments, December 2, 2013

Energy Policy: 113th Congress Issues, November 29, 2013

Taiwan: Major U.S. Arms Sales Since 1990, November 27, 2013

Geoengineering: Governance and Technology Policy, November 26, 2013

The Berry Amendment: Requiring Defense Procurement To Come From Domestic Sources, November 26, 2013

Past Government Shutdowns: Key Resources, November 25, 2013

How Measures Are Brought to the Senate Floor: A Brief Introduction, November 25, 2013

Invoking Cloture in the Senate, November 25, 2013

Legislative Branch: FY2014 Appropriations, November 25, 2013

Members’ Representational Allowance: History and Usage, November 25, 2013, November 25, 2013

Presidential Appointee Positions Requiring Senate Confirmation and Committees Handling Nominations, November 25, 2013

Senate Consideration of Presidential Nominations: Committee and Floor Procedure, November 25, 2013

Mexico’s Oil and Gas, and More from CRS

New and newly updated reports from the Congressional Research Service that Congress has declined to make available to the public online include the following.

Mexico’s Oil and Gas Sector: Background, Reform Efforts, and Implications for the United States, November 18, 2013

U.S.-Mexico Water Sharing: Background and Recent Developments, November 19, 2013

Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines: Process and Timing of FERC Permit Application Review, November 19, 2013

Cancellation of Nongroup Health Insurance Policies, November 19, 2013

Preserving Homeownership: Foreclosure Prevention Initiatives, November 20, 2013

The Federal Communications Commission: Current Structure and Its Role in the Changing Telecommunications Landscape, November 18, 2013

U.S.-China Military Contacts: Issues for Congress, November 20, 2013

Central Asia: Regional Developments and Implications for U.S. Interests, November 20, 2013

Algeria: Current Issues, November 18, 2013

U.S. Textile Manufacturing and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations, November 20, 2013