Newly updated reports from the Congressional Research Service that Congress has not made readily available to the public include the following.
Millennium Challenge Corporation, April 12, 2012
U.S. Trade Deficit and the Impact of Changing Oil Prices, April 13, 2012
Teenage Pregnancy Prevention: Statistics and Programs, April 12, 2012
U.S. Energy: Overview and Key Statistics, April 11, 2012
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) should prioritize funding water projects for local governments that would expand the production of new housing in their service areas if given the water resources to do so.
Congress needs to amend the definition of a manufactured home to remove the phrase “on a permanent chassis.” By doing this, Congress can eliminate wasted construction materials, allow new multifamily design options under the HUD Code, and unleash competition from factory-built manufactured housing.
Satellite images show that the Navy has begun construction of a new nuclear weapons storage and handling facility at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana.
The federal government should remove housing tax benefits for all landowners in cities that refuse to build housing at a necessary pace.