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Defense Department Energy Needs, and More from CRS

The Department of Defense is by far the largest government consumer of energy, having spent around $17 billion on fuel last year, according to a new report from the Congressional Research Service.

“DOD’s reliance on fuel can lead to financial, operational, and strategic challenges and risks,” which are explored in the report.¬† See Department of Defense Energy Initiatives: Background and Issues for Congress, June 5, 2012.

Other new and updated CRS reports that Congress has barred CRS from publishing online include the following.

Federal Research and Development Funding: FY2013, June 1, 2012

Reaching the Debt Limit: Background and Potential Effects on Government Operations, May 31, 2012

The U.S. Postal Service’s Use of Contractors to Deliver Mail: Background and Recent Developments, May 29, 2012

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations: A Summary of the House- and Senate-Reported Bills for FY2013, June 1, 2012

Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts, June 5, 2012

Ability to Repay, Risk-Retention Standards, and Mortgage Credit Access, June 5, 2012