Poverty in the United States, and More from CRS

09.19.12 | 1 min read | Text by Steven Aftergood

“In 2011, 46.2 million people were counted as poor in the United States, the same number as in 2010 and the largest number of persons counted as poor in the measure’s 53-year recorded history,” according to a timely new report from the Congressional Research Service.  See Poverty in the United States: 2011, September 13, 2012.

Other new and newly updated CRS reports that have not been made publicly available include the following.

Intelligence Authorization Legislation: Status and Challenges, updated September 18, 2012

Latin America and the Caribbean: Fact Sheet on Leaders and Elections, updated September 17, 2012

Carbon Tax: Deficit Reduction and Other Considerations, September 17, 2012

Energy Tax Incentives: Measuring Value Across Different Types of Energy Resources, updated September 18, 2012

Congressional Responses to Selected Work Stoppages in Professional Sports, updated September 17, 2012

Length of Time from Nomination to Confirmation for “Uncontroversial” U.S. Circuit and District Court Nominees: Detailed Analysis, September 18, 2012