Congressional Redistricting Law, & More from CRS

03.28.17 | 1 min read | Text by Steven Aftergood

Former President Barack Obama “is gearing up to throw himself into the wonky and highly partisan issue of redistricting, with the goal of reversing the electoral declines Democrats experienced under his watch,” the Washington Post and other news outlets reported this week.

The legal framework governing redistricting is discussed in a new report from the Congressional Research Service. See Congressional Redistricting Law: Background and Recent Court Rulings, March 23, 2017.

Other new and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service include the following.

Pipeline Security: Recent Attacks, CRS Insight, updated March 21, 2017

A Shift in the International Security Environment: Potential Implications for Defense–Issues for Congress, updated March 23, 2017

State and Local “Sanctuary” Policies Limiting Participation in Immigration Enforcement, March 23, 2017

Stafford Act Assistance and Acts of Terrorism, March 22, 2017

The Financial Action Task Force: An Overview, updated March 23, 2017

Issues with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, March 24, 2017

Commercial Truck Safety: Overview, March 21, 2017

Collective Bargaining and the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute: Selected Legal Issues, March 21, 2017

An Overview of Accreditation of Higher Education in the United States, updated March 23, 2017

Budget Actions in 2017, March 22, 2017

Egypt: Background and U.S. Relations, updated March 24, 2017

Navy Virginia (SSN-774) Class Attack Submarine Procurement: Background and Issues for Congress, updated March 22, 2017

Navy Columbia Class (Ohio Replacement) Ballistic Missile Submarine (SSBN[X]) Program: Background and Issues for Congress, updated March 22, 2017