New and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service that Congress has opted not to make directly available to the public include the following.
U.S.-South Korea Relations, February 5, 2013
Government Assistance for AIG: Summary and Cost, February 7, 2013
Prospects for Coal in Electric Power and Industry, February 4, 2013
Role of Home State Senators in the Selection of Lower Federal Court Judges, February 11, 2013
Nondiscrimination in Environmental Regulation: A Legal Analysis, February 6, 2013:
Afghanistan: Post-Taliban Governance, Security, and U.S. Policy, February 8, 2013
The Debt Limit: History and Recent Increases, February 7, 2013
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.