Recent CRS Reports – October 2023

“The Twenty-First Amendment and the End of Prohibition,” CRS Legal Sidebar LSB11065, October 31, 2023 (18-page PDF) “Members’ Representational Allowance_ History and Usage,” CRS Report R40962, October 30, 2023 (37-page PDF) “Proposals to Limit Financial Activities of Members of Congress: Background and Analysis of Legislative Proposals,” CRS Report R47818, October 24, 2023 (36-page PDF) “U.S. … Read more

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Recent CRS Reports – September 2023

“Legal Issues in Impeachment Investigations, Part I: Authorization,” CRS Legal Sidebar LSB11051, September 29, 2023 (11-page PDF) “Generative Artificial Intelligence and Copyright Law,” CRS Legal Sidebar LSB10922, September 29, 2023 (8-page PDF) “China Primer: Illicit Fentanyl and China’s Role,” CRS In Focus IF10890, September 28, 2023 (5-page PDF) “Government Shutdowns and Legislative Branch Operations: Frequently … Read more

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Government Shutdowns and Executive Branch Operations_ Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), CRS Report R47693

If the enactment of annual appropriations acts or an interim continuing resolution does not occur before the beginning of a fiscal year (October 1), a temporary funding gap may occur.1 If a funding gap begins and funding does not appear likely to resume during the first calendar day of the gap, the federal government generally … Read more

Recent CRS Reports – August 2023

“Supreme Court Narrows Dormant Commerce Clause and Upholds State Animal Welfare Law,” CRS Legal Sidebar LSB11031, August 31, 2023 (8-page PDF) “Salaries of Members of Congress: Congressional Votes, 1990-2023,” CRS Report 97-615, August 29, 2023 (41-page PDF) “Salaries of Members of Congress: Recent Actions and Historical Tables,” CRS Report 97-1011, August 29, 2023 (34-page PDF) … Read more

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Public Corruption and the Limits of Federal Fraud Statutes, CRS Legal Sidebar LSB11025

Over time, Congress has shown consistent interest in policing public-sector corruption, enacting a number of criminal provisions aimed at holding corrupt officials and those who entice them accountable for their actions under federal law. Federal prosecutors’ most potent existing tools for combating such corruption include the federal mail and wire fraud statutes and a provision … Read more

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CRS In Focus IF10177)

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) is an interagency committee chaired by the Secretary of the Treasury. It serves the President in overseeing the national security risks of certain foreign direct investment (FDI) in the U.S. economy. CFIUS jurisdiction includes the review of mergers, acquisitions, and takeovers that could result in … Read more

Recent CRS Reports – July 2023

“Consol-Type Perpetual Bonds and the Debt Limit: In Brief,” CRS Report R47638, July 31, 2023 (11-page PDF) “Legislative Branch Agency Appointments: History, Processes, and Recent Actions,” CRS Report R42072, July xx, 2023 (11-page PDF) “State Regulation of Foreign Ownership of U.S. Land: January to June 2023,” CRS Legal Sidebar LSB11013, July 28, 2023 (11-page PDF) … Read more

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Recent CRS Reports – June 2023

“Equal Protection: Strict Scrutiny of Racial Classifications,” CRS Report In Focus IF12391, June 30, 2023 (5-page PDF) “Discretionary Spending Caps in the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023,” CRS Insights IN12168, June 28, 2023 (5-page PDF) “Accommodation and Contempt of Congress: Two Oversight Case Studies,” CRS Insight IN12184, June 26, 2023 (5-page PDF) “The Eighteenth Amendment … Read more

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Recent CRS Reports – May 2023

“Electing the Speaker of the House of Representatives: Frequently Asked Questions,” CRS Report R44243, May 31, 2023 (9-page PDF) “Chevron Deference: A Primer,” CRS Report R44954, May 19, 2023 (40-page PDF) “Campaign Finance Law: An Analysis of Key Issues, Recent Developments, and Constitutional Considerations for Legislation,” CRS Report R45320, May 17, 2023 (45-page PDF) “The … Read more

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Recent CRS Reports – April 2023

“The Debt Limit,” CRS In Focus IF10292, April 26, 2023 (5-page PDF) “House Rules Changes Affecting Committee Procedure in the 118th Congress (2023-2024),” CRS Report R47525, April 26, 2023 (16-page PDF) “From Slip Law to United States Code: A Guide to Federal Statutes for Congressional Offices,” CRS Report R45190, April 25, 2023 (11-page PDF) “Appropriations … Read more

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