Recent CRS Reports – April 2022

“Internships in Congressional Offices: Frequently Asked Questions,” CRS Report R44491, April 27, 2022 (18-page PDF) “Inflation-Adjusted House Member Office Staff Pay Levels, Selected Positions, March 2022,” CRS insight IN11918, April 27, 2022 (5-page PDF) “Tracking Federal Awards: USAspending.gov and Other Data Sources,” CRS Report R44027, April 26, 2022 (16-page PDF) “Congressional Gold Medals: Categorization of … Read more

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Recent CRS Reports – March 2022

“Membership of the 117th Congress: A Profile,” CRS Report R46705, March 31, 2022 (16-page PDF) “Foreign Leaders Addressing Congress,” CRS In Focus IF10211, March 25, 2022 (5-page PDF) “Members’ Representational Allowance: History and Usage,” CRS Report R40962, March 24, 2022 (33-page PDF) “Evaluation Process and Ratings of Supreme Court Nominees by the American Bar Association,” … Read more

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Recent CRS Reports – February 2022

“Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson: Selected Primary Material,” CRS Legal Sidebar LSB10702, February 28, 2022 (7-page PDF) “History, Evolution, and Practices of the President’s State of the Union Address: Frequently Asked Questions,” CRS Report R44770, February 28, 2022 (14-page PDF) “The Federal Reserve and Inflation,” CRS Insight IN11868, February 25, 2022 (6-page PDF) “Rules and Practices … Read more

Recent CRS Reports – January 2022

“Supreme Court Nominations, 1789 to 2020: Actions by the Senate, the Judiciary Committee, and the President,” CRS Report RL33225, January 28, 2022 (58-page PDF) “Supreme Court Appointment Process: President’s Selection of a Nominee,” CRS Report R44235, January 28, 2022 (33-page PDF) “A Guide to Major Congressional and Presidential Awards,” CRS Report R47020, January 28, 2022 … Read more

Overview of Public and Private School Choice Options (CRS IF10713)

School choice generally refers to the opportunity for parents to select an elementary or secondary school for their child that differs from the assigned school that the child would otherwise attend based on where the family lives. School choice is often divided into two major categories—public school choice and private school choice. Both types of … Read more

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

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines licensed or authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are a critical tool to reduce the spread and severity of COVID-19. FDA initially authorized the vaccines, between December 2020 and February 2021, under Section 564 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act), a regulatory … Read more

Recent CRS Reports – December 2021

“Presidential Appointee Positions Requiring Senate Confirmation and Committees Handling Nominations,” CRS Report RL30959, December 28, 2021 (55-page PDF) “The Debt Limit in 2021,” CRS Insight IN11702, December 27, 2021 (7-page PDF) “Breaking Down the U.S. Inflation Rate,” CRS Insight IN11832, December 21, 2021 (7-page PDF) “Executive Order 14042 Requirements for COVID-19 Vaccination of Federal Contractors,” … Read more

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Confucius Institutes in the United States: Selected Issues – CRS IF11180

The People’s Republic of China (PRC)’s Confucius Institutes, which offer Chinese language instruction in universities around the world, have been the subject of controversy since appearing on U.S. campuses in 2005, particularly for their perceived effects on academic freedom and lack of transparency. They have attracted further attention in recent years as the broader U.S.-China … Read more

Recent CRS Reports – November 2021

“Lobbying Registration and Disclosure: The Role of the Clerk of the House and the Secretary of the Senate,” CRS Report RL34377, November 29, 2021 (17-page PDF) “The Debt Limit in 2021,” CRS Insight IN11702, November 24, 2021 (7-page PDF) “Cybersecurity: Selected Cyberattacks, 2012-2021,” CRS Report R46974, November 22, 2021 (28-page PDF) “Apportionment and Redistricting Process … Read more