The phrase “notwithstanding any other provision of law” has already appeared in bills introduced in the current Congress more than 600 times, according to a new analysis from the Congressional Research Service.
“Does the presence of this phrase in an enactment really mean that no other statutes apply, as is sometimes suggested? The short answer is: not necessarily.”
See “Notwithstanding Any Other Provision of Law”: Does It Really Mean That No Other Provisions of Law Apply?, CRS Legal Sidebar, February 10, 2016.
Other new and updated Congressional Research Service reports that Congress has withheld from public release include the following.
The Shutdown of the Joint North/South Korean Kaesong Industrial Complex, CRS Insight, February 11, 2016
An Overview of USDA Rural Development Programs, updated February 10, 2016
Private Health Insurance Market Reforms in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), updated February 10, 2016
Renewed Crypto Wars?, CRS Insight, February 9, 2016
Social Security Primer, updated February 9, 2016
The Peace Corps: Current Issues, updated February 9, 2016
EPA Regulations: Too Much, Too Little, or On Track?, updated February 9, 2016
Aung San Suu Kyi’s Party Takes Control of Parliament in Burma, CRS Insight, February 9, 2016
China’s Recent Stock Market Volatility: What Are the Implications?, CRS Insight, updated February 11, 2016
The U.S.-Japan Alliance, updated February 9, 2016
The Islamic State and U.S. Policy, updated February 9, 2016