History of Executive Privilege, and More from CRS

06.20.12 | 1 min read | Text by Steven Aftergood

A 2008 report by the Congressional Research Service discussed the history of claims of executive privilege, including various unresolved questions surrounding its use.  The Obama Administration asserted executive privilege today in connection with records sought by a House Committee.  See Presidential Claims of Executive Privilege: History, Law, Practice and Recent Developments, updated August 21, 2008.

Newly updated reports from the Congressional Research Service that Congress has not made publicly available include the following.

U.S.-China Military Contacts: Issues for Congress, June 19, 2012

Free Trade Agreements: Impact on U.S. Trade and Implications for U.S. Trade Policy, June 18, 2012

Madagascar’s Political Crisis, June 18, 2012

Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia: Political Developments and Implications for U.S. Interests, June 15, 2012

U.S. Trade Deficit and the Impact of Changing Oil Prices, June 18, 2012

Unauthorized Alien Students: Issues and “DREAM Act” Legislation, June 19, 2012

Federal Taxation of Aliens Working in the United States, May 18, 2012