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Recent CRS Reports, Mid-September 2013

Recent CRS Reports, Mid-September 2013

Securing U.S. Diplomatic Facilities and Personnel Abroad: Background and Policy Issues, CRS Report R42834, September 12, 2013 (32-page PDF) Securing U.S. Diplomatic Facilities and Personnel Abroad: Legislative and Executive Branch Initiatives, CRS Report R43195, September 12, 2013 (27-page PDF) Rare Earth Elements in National Defense: Background, Oversight Issues, and Options for Congress, CRS Report R41744, […]

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Recent CRS Reports

Recent CRS Reports

How Legislation Is Brought to the House Floor: A Snapshot of Parliamentary Practice in the 112th Congress (2011-2012), CRS Report R43039, April 15, 2013 (14-page PDF) The STOCK Act, Insider Trading, and Public Financial Reporting by Federal Officials, CRS Report R42495, April 12, 2013 (13-page PDF) Trends in Discretionary Spending, CRS Report RL34424, April 15, […]

Government-Sponsored Enterprise (GSE) (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Government-Sponsored Enterprise (GSE) (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Government-Sponsored Enterprise (GSE) photo credit: futureatlas.com A privately owned and operated federally chartered financial institution that facilitates the flow of investment funds to specific economic sectors. GSEs, acting as financial intermediaries, provide these sectors access to national capital markets. The activities of GSEs are not […]

Mixed-Ownership Government Corporation (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Mixed-Ownership Government Corporation (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Mixed-Ownership Government Corporation photo credit: Lori L. Stalteri An enterprise or business activity designated by the Government Corporation Control Act (31 U.S.C. § 9101) or some other statute as a mixed-ownership government corporation. The fiscal activities of some mixed-ownership government corporations appear in the budget. […]

How Much Worse Will The Housing Market Get?

How Much Worse Will The Housing Market Get?

As gauged by an aggregate of housing indexes dating to 1890, real home prices rose 85 percent to their highest level in August 2006. They have since declined 33 percent, falling short of most predictions for a cumulative correction of at least 40 percent.[1] In fact, home prices still must fall 23 percent if they […]

Real Estate, Title Insurance, and the Torrens Title System

Real Estate, Title Insurance, and the Torrens Title System

Uh oh… If you thought the real estate market was bad, just wait until you can’t get title insurance. This mess is making the Torrens Title system look better by the minute. photo credit: mmatins 6. Selling REOs & Foreclosed Properties: Relative to the economy, here is the greatest concern: Banks are sitting on millions […]

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