May 25, 2022

46 New or Recently Updated Congressional Research Service Reports

Below is a roundup featuring a small selection of new or recently updated (past 2.5 weeks) reports published by the Congressional Research Service (CRS).

The reports below were selected from the many CRS reports that Steven Aftergood from the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) and make available online.

Abortion At or Over 20 Weeks’ Gestation: Frequently Asked Questions

African American Members of the United States Congress: 1870-2018

Armed Conflict in Syria: Overview and U.S. Response

Arms Control and Nonproliferation: A Catalog of Treaties and Agreements 

Artificial Intelligence and National Security

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month Speech Resources: Fact Sheet

CRS Products on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

China-U.S. Trade Issues

Civic Upheaval in Armenia

Covert Action and Clandestine Activities of the Intelligence Community: Selected Definitions in Brief

Cuba After the Castros

FDA to Consider Whether and How to Lower Permissible Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes

False Statements and Perjury: An Overview of Federal Criminal Law & False Statements and Perjury: A Sketch of Federal Criminal Law

Family Planning Program Under Title X of the Public Health Service Act

Federal Disaster Assistance After Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Wilma, Gustav, and Ike

Federal Requirements on Private Health Insurance Plans

First Responder Network (FirstNet) and Next-Generation Communications for Public Safety: Issues for Congress

Foreign Aid: An Introduction to U.S. Programs and Policy

Frequently Asked Questions About Prescription Drug Pricing and Policy

Higher Education Tax Benefits: Brief Overview and Budgetary Effects

How FDA Approves Drugs and Regulates Their Safety and Effectiveness

Internet Freedom in China: U.S. Government Activity, Private Sector Initiatives, and Issues of Congressional Interest

Iraq’s 2018 Elections

Iran: U.S. Economic Sanctions and the Authority to Lift Restrictions

Iran’s Foreign and Defense Policies

Iran Sanctions

Is the U.S. Economy Growing Faster? Can It Grow Faster?

Issues in Autonomous Vehicle Deployment

The Mental Health Workforce: A Primer

Money for Something: Music Licensing in the 21st Century

The National Health Service Corps

National Volcano Early Warning and Monitoring System Legislation in the 115th Congress

Navy Lasers, Railgun, and Gun-Launched Guided Projectile: Background and Issues for Congress

Navy Ship Names: Background for Congress

The Net Neutrality Debate: Access to Broadband Networks

Oil and Gas Activities Within the National Wildlife Refuge System

Permanent Legal Immigration to the United States: Policy Overview

Regulating School Bus Safety

Runaway and Homeless Youth: Demographics and Programs

Selected Agency Budget Justifications for FY2019

Teen Birth Trends: In Brief & Teen Pregnancy: Federal Prevention Programs

U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF): Background and Issues for Congress

Venezuela’s 2018 Presidential Elections

Violence Against Journalists in Mexico: In Brief

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