Executive Summaries of All CRS Reports

Thursday, April 30, 2015

China-U.S. Trade Issues – RL33536

U.S.-China economic ties have expanded substantially over the past three ... http://v.iew.im/rLGaLC

Iran: U.S. Concerns and Policy Responses – RL32048

Since the Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979, a priority of U.S. policy h ... http://v.iew.im/r2ULJD

The Federal Communications Commission: Current Structure and Its Role in the Changing Telecommunications Landscape – RL32589

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent federal age ... http://v.iew.im/MvySxW

Mandatory Spending Since 1962 – RL33074

Federal spending is divided into three broad categories: discretionary sp ... http://v.iew.im/rYUAKS

Proposals to Reduce Premium Subsidies for Federal Crop Insurance – R43951

Many farm policymakers generally consider the federal crop insurance prog ... http://v.iew.im/MbtvJD

U.S. Strategic Nuclear Forces: Background, Developments, and – RL33640

Even though the United States plans to reduce the number of warheads depl ... http://v.iew.im/M75Pq5

Federally Supported Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment Programs – RL30478

Although the federal government has played a significant role in developi ... http://v.iew.im/rNT5yA

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR): A Primer for the 114th Congress – RL33872

In the ongoing energy debate in Congress, one issue has been whether to a ... http://v.iew.im/rYF3pn

Research Tax Credit: Current Law and Policy Issues for the 114th Congress – RL31181

Technological innovation is a primary engine of long-term economic growth ... http://v.iew.im/rF6R6v

House Standing Committee Chairs and Ranking Minority Members: Rules Governing Selection Procedures – RS21165

House rules, Republican Conference rules, and Democratic Caucus rules eac ... http://v.iew.im/MgVmyC

Older Americans Act: Funding Formulas – RS22549

The Older Americans Act (OAA) is the major vehicle for the delivery of so ... http://v.iew.im/rFNFAG

Vulnerable Youth: Background and Policies – RL33975

The majority of young people in the United States grow up healthy and saf ... http://v.iew.im/MpGVeF

The Section 179 and Bonus Depreciation Expensing Allowances: Current Law and Issues for the 114th Congress – RL31852

Expensing is the most accelerated form of depreciation for tax purposes. ... http://v.iew.im/rNCxgf

Special Order Speeches: Current House Practices – RL30136

Special order speeches (commonly called special orders) usually take plac ... http://v.iew.im/rNbkMF

One-Minute Speeches: Current House Practices – RL30135

Recognition for one-minute speeches (commonly called one minutes) in the ... http://v.iew.im/Mv6mqj

Navy Ship Names: Background for Congress – RS22478

Names for Navy ships traditionally have been chosen and announced by the ... http://v.iew.im/rLcTPe

Coast Guard Polar Icebreaker Modernization: Background and Issues for Congress – RL34391

The Coast Guards FY2013 budget initiated a new project for the design and ... http://v.iew.im/rFu7Vs

International Drug Control Policy: Background and U.S. Responses – RL34543

The global illegal drug trade represents a multi-dimensional challenge th ... http://v.iew.im/r2FKve

Pesticide Use and Water Quality: Are the Laws Complementary or in Conflict? – RL32884

This report provides background on the emerging conflict over interpretat ... http://v.iew.im/rNYfUQ