Recent CRS Reports – September 2021

“The Debt Limit in 2021,” CRS Insight IN11702, September 30, 2021 (7-page PDF) “Apportionment and Redistricting Following the 2020 Census,” CRS insight IN11360, September 29, 2021 (6-page PDF) “China and Taiwan Both Seek to Join the CPTPP,” CRS Insight IN11760, September 24, 2021 (5-page PDF) “Social Security: The Trust Funds,” CRS Report RL33028, September 21, … Read more

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The Debt Limit in 2021 (CRS IN11702)

Debt limit episodes—which can be defined as starting when the statutory limit on federal debt restricts some of the U.S. Treasury’s normal debt operations and ending when new legislation to modify the limit is enacted—have been a recurrent federal fiscal feature in the past two decades. Since 2002, the debt limit has been modified 18 … Read more

Recent CRS Reports – August 2021

“Supreme Court Blocks Enforcement of the CDC’s Eviction Moratorium,” CRS Legal Sidebar LSB10638, August 30, 2021 (6-page PDF) “U.S. Military Withdrawal and Taliban Takeover in Afghanistan: Frequently Asked Questions,” CRS Report R46879, August 27, 2021 (72-page PDF) “The ‘Shadow Docket’: The Supreme Court’s Non-Merits Orders,” CRS Legal Sidebar LSB10637, August 26, 2021 (8-page PDF) “Connecting … Read more

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Recent CRS Reports – July 2021

“The Debt Limit in 2021,” CRS Insight IN11702, July 30, 2021 (6-page PDF) “Salaries of Members of Congress: Recent Actions and Historical Tables,” CRS Report 97-1011, July 29, 2021 (34-page PDF) “Budget Reconciliation Measures Enacted into Law: 1980-2021,” CRS Report R40480, July 28, 2021 (19-page PDF) “House Office of Congressional Ethics: History, Authority, and Procedures,” … Read more

Wildfire Statistics (CRS IF10244)

Wildfires are unplanned and unwanted fires, including lightning-caused fires, unauthorized human-caused fires, and escaped prescribed fire projects. States are responsible for responding to wildfires that begin on nonfederal (state, local, and private) lands, except for lands protected by federal agencies under cooperative agreements. The federal government is responsible for responding to wildfires that begin on … Read more

Recent CRS Reports – June 2021

“Independence Day Speech Resources: Fact Sheet,” CRS Report R44076, June 25, 2021 (7-page PDF) “Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Incentives: A Summary of Federal Programs,” CRS Report R40913, June 24, 2021 (73-page PDF) “The Budget Resolution and the Senate’s Automatic Discharge Process,” CRS Insight IN11693, June 23, 2021 (5-page PDF) “Membership of the 117th Congress: … Read more

Recent CRS Reports – May 2021

“House Rules Changes Affecting Committee Procedure in the 117th Congress (2021-2022),” CRS Report R46804, May 28, 2021 (17-page PDF) “Redistricting Commissions for Congressional Districts,” CRS Insight IN11053, May 28, 2021 (6-page PDF) “The Vacancies Act: A Legal Overview,” CRS Report R44997, May 28, 2021 (43-page PDF) “Federal Agricultural Recovery Resources for Drought-Related Losses,” CRS Insight … Read more

Addressing Lead in Drinking Water: The Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) (CRS R46794)

Lead’s adverse health effects—especially for children, even at low levels of exposure—have driven continuing efforts to reduce lead exposure through drinking water. Primarily, lead enters drinking water after leaving the treatment plant, when lead may leach into water from plumbing materials or pipes. Accordingly, controlling corrosion of plumbing and pipes has been the principal method … Read more

Recent CRS Reports – April 2021

“Federal Regional Commissions and Authorities: Structural Features and Function,” CRS Report R45997, April 29, 2021 (59-page PDF) “Earmark Disclosure Rules in the Senate: Member and Committee Requirements,” CRS Report RS22867, April 28, 2021 (11-page PDF) “Apportionment and Redistricting Following the 2020 Census,” CRS Insight IN11360, April 27, 2021 (6-page PDF) “Jones v. Mississippi, the Eighth … Read more

State and Federal Authority to Mandate COVID-19 Vaccination (CRS R46745)

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines recently authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are a critical tool to address the pandemic. After determining that these vaccines meet the applicable statutory standards and the Agency’s specific safety and efficacy standards, FDA issued Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) under Section 564 of the Federal Food, … Read more