New and newly updated publications from the Congressional Research Service that Congress has withheld from online public access include the following.
Egypt: Background and U.S. Relations, updated June 27, 2013
President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, June 26, 2013
Leaving Congress: House of Representatives and Senate Departures Data Since 1989, updated June 26, 2013
Tax Provisions Expiring in 2013 (“Tax Extenders”), updated June 27, 2013
Foreign Holdings of Federal Debt, updated June 24, 2013
Criminal Prohibitions on the Publication of Classified Defense Information, updated June 24, 2013
A uniform software tool for inputting building permit data would make the U.S. Census Bureau’s Building Permit Survey (BPS) more reliable, and it would also facilitate more fine-grained geographical analysis of new housing development.
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.