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F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program, and More from CRS

Congress continues to instruct the Congressional Research Service not to make its products directly available to the public without prior approval.

“No funds in the Congressional Research Service can be used to publish or prepare material to be issued by the Library of Congress unless approved by the appropriate committees,” according to language in the latest House report on Legislative Branch Appropriations for FY 2015.

But since no CRS funds are being expended to make the following reports available to the public, the letter of the law is fulfilled.

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program: Background and Issues for Congress, April 29, 2014

Defense Surplus Equipment Disposal: Background Information, April 29, 2014

Congressional Primer on Responding to Major Disasters and Emergencies, April 30, 2014

Immigration Policies and Issues on Health-Related Grounds for Exclusion, April 28, 2014

NAFTA at 20: Overview and Trade Effects, April 28, 2014

Multilateral Development Banks: How the United States Makes and Implements Policy, April 29, 2014

Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress, April 28, 2014

Arms Control and Nonproliferation: A Catalog of Treaties and Agreements, April 28, 2014

Iran’s Nuclear Program: Tehran’s Compliance with International Obligations, April 28, 2014

No Remedy for Drone Deaths, CRS Legal Sidebar, April 30, 2014

2 thoughts on “F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program, and More from CRS

  1. No Remedy for Drone Deaths, CRS Legal Sidebar, April 30, 2014.

    Seems like literally anything can be rationalized. You can keep your rule of law, thanks.

  2. I have read elsewhere, that the F 35 isn’t as stealthy as it has been made out to be, to both advanced Russian & Chinese radar. This airplane seems to be an over priced white elephant, like other combat aircraft ion the American arsenal from the past. What ever happened to the American ability to make products that worked as promised and weren’t so over budget?

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