Net neutrality, or unfettered and non-discriminatory access to the Internet, is the subject of current litigation, regulation and legislation. Background to the issue is presented in a newly updated report from the Congressional Research Service. See The Net Neutrality Debate: Access to Broadband Networks, May 1, 2017.
Other new and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service include the following.
The Office of the Parliamentarian in the House and Senate, updated May 2, 2017
Patent Boxes: A Primer, May 1, 2017
The Financial CHOICE Act (H.R. 10) and the Dodd-Frank Act, CRS Insight, May 1, 2017
Executive Order for Review of National Monuments, CRS Insight, May 1, 2017
A supply-side tax credit (STC) could offer a tax incentive to material suppliers and professional service consultants that provide goods or services to affordable housing projects.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Department of Commerce, and Department of Transportation should jointly develop and manage a data resource—a Housing Production Dashboard—to track housing production within and across states.
Exempting affordable housing from volume caps would address the underlying issue and have the greatest impact in this housing emergency.
To increase the supply of affordable homes, Congress should make greater investments in the National Housing Trust Fund (HTF).