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U.S. Foreign Assistance to Pakistan, and More from CRS

Last month, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton informed Congress that U.S. national security interests required a waiver of statutory limitations on security aid to Pakistan.  “The Secretary’s accompanying justification for the waiver was delivered in classified form,” a newly updated report from the Congressional Research Service noted, adding that the waiver “appeared extremely difficult to justify” in view of Pakistan’s uneven cooperation with U.S. and NATO forces.  See Pakistan: U.S. Foreign Assistance, updated October 4, 2012

Some other Congressional Research Service products that have not been made readily available to the public include the following.

Jordan: Background and U.S. Relations, updated October 3, 2012

Federal Grants-in-Aid Administration: A Primer, October 3, 2012

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF): Welfare-to-Work Revisited, October 2, 2012

Sequestration: A Review of Estimates of Potential Job Losses, October 2, 2012