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Proliferation of Precision Strike, and More from CRS

New and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service that Congress has instructed CRS not to release to the public include the following.

Proliferation of Precision Strike: Issues for Congress, May 14, 2012

By one official reckoning, there were 35 terrorist incidents in the United States between 2004 and 2011.  See The Domestic Terrorist Threat: Background and Issues for Congress, May 15, 2012

It costs $179,750 per hour to operate Air Force One, the President’s official aircraft, according to the latest cost data from the Air Force.  See Presidential Travel: Policy and Costs, May 17, 2012

How FDA Approves Drugs and Regulates Their Safety and Effectiveness, May 18, 2012

Submission of the President’s Budget in Transition Years, May 17, 2012

Canadian oil sands are 14-20% more greenhouse-gas-intensive than the crude oil they would replace in U.S. refineries.  The effect of the Keystone XL pipeline would be to increase the U.S. greenhouse gas footprint by 3-21 million metric tons, equal to the greenhouse emissions from 588,000 to 4 million passenger vehicles.  See Canadian Oil Sands: Life-Cycle Assessments of Greenhouse Gas Emissions, May 15, 2012

Discretionary Spending in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), May 18, 2012

Economic Recovery: Sustaining U.S. Economic Growth in a Post-Crisis Economy, May 17, 2012

Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP): Implementation and Status, May 18, 2012

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria: Issues for Congress and U.S. Contributions from FY2001 to FY2013, May 15, 2012

Taiwan: Major U.S. Arms Sales Since 1990, May 17, 2012

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