In a worst-case scenario, the United States could be left without a launch vehicle needed to deploy national security space payloads within the next several years.
The ongoing turbulence within national security space policy is reviewed in a new report from the Congressional Research Service. See National Security Space Launch at a Crossroads, May 13, 2016.
Other new and updated CRS reports include the following.
The Nunn-McCurdy Act: Background, Analysis, and Issues for Congress, updated May 12, 2016
Libya: Transition and U.S. Policy, updated May 13, 2016
“Sense of” Resolutions and Provisions, updated May 16, 2016
Despite the uphill battle the country is facing, Dr. Schlaerth feels optimistic about the future possibilities of industrial decarbonization.
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.