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  • FY2024 NDAA: Summary of Funding Authorizations (CRS)

    7/31/23
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  • [Archived] IN12007|Electronic Records Management and U.S. Secret Service (CRS)

    1/19/23
  • [Archived] IN12079|The 2022 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS): Results and Issues for Congress (CRS)

    1/19/23
  • [Archived] IN12085|Testimonial Subpoena Authority and Inspectors General (CRS)

    2/2/23
  • A Guide to Major Congressional and Presidential Awards (CRS)

    02/21/2023
  • Accommodation and Contempt of Congress: Two Oversight Case Studies (CRS)

    6/26/2023
  • Allen v. Milligan: Supreme Court Holds That Alabama Redistricting Map Likely Violated Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act (CRS)

    7/7/23
  • An Introduction to Oversight of Offices of Inspector General (CRS)

    1/12/23
  • Appearances by Sitting U.S. Supreme Court Justices at Congressional Committee and Subcommittee Hearings (1960-2022) (CRS)

    05/02/23
  • Appropriations Report Language: Overview of Development and Components (CRS)

    3/22/23
  • Appropriations Subcommittee Structure: History of Changes from 1920 to 2023 (CRS)

    04/18/2023
  • Attorney’s Fees and the Equal Access to Justice Act: Legal Framework (CRS)

    05/02/23
  • Authorizations and the Appropriations Process (CRS)

    05/16/23
  • Birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington: Fact Sheet (CRS)

    2/7/23
  • Campaign Finance Law: An Analysis of Key Issues, Recent Developments, and Constitutional Considerations for Legislation (CRS)

    05/17/23
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Funding Overview (CRS)

    03/28/23
  • Changes to House Rules Affecting the Congressional Budget Process Included in H.Res. 5 (118th Congress) (CRS)

    1/12/23
  • Changes to IRS Funding in the Debt Limit Deal (CRS)

    06/06/2023
  • Commemorative Commissions: Overview, Structure, and Funding (CRS)

    2/2/23
  • Congress and the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (CRS)

    1/9/23
  • Congressional Careers: Service Tenure and Patterns of Member Service, 1789-2023 (CRS)

    1/17/23
  • Congressional Commissions: Overview and Considerations for Congress (CRS)

    2/6/23
  • Congressional Control over the Supreme Court (CRS)

    1/11/23
  • Congressional Court Watcher: Recent Appellate Decisions of Interest to Lawmakers (Apr. 17–Apr. 23, 2023) (CRS)

    04/25/2023
  • Congressional Court Watcher: Recent Appellate Decisions of Interest to Lawmakers (April 3-April 7, 2023) (CRS)

    04/11/2023
  • Congressional Court Watcher: Recent Appellate Decisions of Interest to Lawmakers (June 12–June 18, 2023) (CRS)

    6/20/23
  • Congressional Court Watcher: Recent Appellate Decisions of Interest to Lawmakers (June 5–June 11, 2023) (CRS)

    06/13/2023
  • Congressional Court Watcher: Recent Appellate Decisions of Interest to Lawmakers (Mar. 6, 2023–Mar. 12, 2023) (CRS)

    3/14/2023
  • Congressional Court Watcher: Recent Appellate Decisions of Interest to Lawmakers (May 22–May 28, 2023) (CRS)

    5/30/23
  • Congressional Disapproval of District of Columbia Acts: Overview of Selected Resolutions (CRS)

    03/06/23
  • Congressional Disapproval of District of Columbia Laws Under the Home Rule Act (CRS)

    2/27/2023
  • Congressional Gold Medals: Background, Legislative Process, and Issues for Congress (CRS)

    03/07/23
  • Congressional Investigation of the Trump Indictment (CRS)

    4/19/23
  • Congressional Member Organizations (CMOs) and Informal Member Groups (CRS)

    3/21/2023
  • Congressional Member Organizations (CMOs) and Informal Member Groups: Their Purpose and Activities, History, and Formation (CRS)

    3/21/2023
  • Congressional Membership and Appointment Authority to Advisory Commissions, Boards, and Groups (CRS)

    2/3/23
  • Consideration of Privileged Nominations in the Senate (CRS)

    1/23/23
  • Constituent Services: Overview and Resources (CRS)

    1/23/23
  • Constitutional Authority Statements: A Quick Guide (CRS)

    2/27/2023
  • Continuing Resolutions: Overview of Components and Practices (CRS)

    05/16/23
  • Copyright Law: An Introduction and Issues for Congress (CRS)

    03/07/23
  • Criminal Contempt of Congress: Frequently Asked Questions (CRS)

    06/05/23
  • Cybersecurity: Bureau of Cyber Statistics (CRS)

    1/19/23
  • Debt Limit Policy Questions: How Long Do Extraordinary Measures Last? (CRS)

    4/24/2023
  • Defining Final Agency Action for APA and CRA Review (CRS)

    4/24/2023
  • Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations: A Guide to Component Accounts (CRS)

    05/09/2023
  • Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs: FY2024 Budget and Appropriations (CRS)

    05/26/23
  • DHS Budget Request Analysis: FY2024 (CRS)

    4/4/2023
  • Discharge Procedure in the House (CRS)

    1/26/23
  • DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy FY2024 Appropriations (CRS)

    4/4/2023
  • Duplicate Congressional Gold Medals: Frequently Asked Questions (CRS)

    03/07/23
  • Education Requirements and Skills-Based Assessments in Federal Hiring (CRS)

    03/06/23
  • Electing the Speaker of the House of Representatives: Frequently Asked Questions (CRS)

    5/31/23
  • Election Administration: Federal Grant Funding for States and Localities (CRS)

    5/8/2023
  • Election Security: Federal Funding for Securing Election Systems (CRS)

    5/8/2023
  • Election Worker Safety and Privacy (CRS)

    4/10/2023
  • Elections and Voting: Policy and Legal Issues for the 118th Congress (CRS)

    1/5/23
  • Elections Grant Programs: Authorizations and Appropriations (CRS)

    5/8/2023
  • Elections Grant Programs: Policy Options (CRS)

    5/8/2023
  • FBI Headquarters Site Selection Process (CRS)

    7/24/23
  • Federal Election Commission Administrative Fine Program (CRS)

    7/13/23
  • Federal Election Commission: Membership and Policymaking Quorum, In Brief (CRS)

    1/13/23
  • Federal Procurement: Emergency-Related Acquisition Flexibilities (CRS)

    3/27/2023
  • Federal Regional Commissions and Authorities: Administrative Expenses (CRS)

    2/1/23
  • Federal Standards and Guidelines for Voting Systems: Overview and Potential Considerations for Congress (CRS)

    06/12/23
  • Federalism-Based Limitations on Congressional Power: An Overview (CRS)

    1/31/23
  • Foreign Holdings of Federal Debt (CRS)

    05/09/2023
  • Forming a Funded Federal Regional Commission (CRS)

    03/06/23
  • Fourth Circuit Says Public Charter Schools Are State Actors, Supreme Court Declines to Weigh In (CRS)

    7/19/23
  • Frequently Asked Questions: CHIPS Act of 2022 Provisions and Implementation (CRS)

    04/25/2023
  • Funding for Wildfire Management: FY2023 Appropriations for Forest Service and Department of the Interior (CRS)

    02/28/23
  • FY2024 NDAA: Status of Legislative Activity (CRS)

    7/31/23
  • Guide to Committee Activity Reports: Purpose, Rules, and Contents (CRS)

    5/31/23
  • H.R. 4563, the American Confidence in Elections (ACE) Act (CRS)

    7/19/23
  • Harmonic Dissonance—Synching Up Cybersecurity Regulations (CRS)

    7/31/23
  • History, Evolution, and Practices of the President’s State of the Union Address: Frequently Asked Questions (CRS)

    1/24/23
  • Holds on Nominations (CRS)

    7/13/23
  • House Committee on Ethics: A Brief History of Its Evolution and Jurisdiction (CRS)

    03/31/23
  • House Committee Party Ratios: 98th-118th Congresses (CRS)

    04/11/2023
  • House Office of Congressional Ethics: History, Authority, and Procedures (CRS)

    03/31/23
  • House Rule XXI, Clause 10: The CUTGO Rule (CRS)

    05/09/2023
  • House Rules Changes Affecting Committee Procedure in the 118th Congress (2023-2024) (CRS)

    04/26/23
  • House Voting Procedures: Forms and Requirements (CRS)

    2/3/23
  • HSA@20 Episode Companion: Federalism (CRS)

    06/16/23
  • HSA@20 Episode Companion: Government Reorganization (CRS)

    3/20/2023
  • HSA@20 Episode Companion: Oversight (CRS)

    4/3/2023
  • Inauguration Day: Fact Sheet (CRS)

    1/4/23
  • Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies: Overview of FY2023 Appropriations (CRS)

    05/09/2023
  • Introducing a House Bill or Resolution (CRS)

    02/21/2023
  • Legislative Branch Appropriations: Frequently Asked Questions (CRS)

    04/18/2023
  • Legislative Branch: FY2024 Appropriations (CRS)

    7/12/23
  • Limitations in Appropriations Measures: An Overview of Procedural Issues (CRS)

    05/16/23
  • Locate an Agency or Program Within Appropriations Bills (CRS)

    04/25/2023
  • Managing Electronic Messages from High-Level Officials Through Capstone (CRS)

    6/15/23
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Speech Resources: Fact Sheet (CRS)

    1/13/23
  • Membership of the 118th Congress: A Profile (CRS)

    3/13/2023
  • Memorial Day Speech Resources: Fact Sheet (CRS)

    05/12/23
  • Multiyear Procurement (MYP) and Block Buy Contracting in Defense Acquisition: Background and Issues for Congress (CRS)

    03/30/23
  • Office of Government Ethics: A Primer (CRS)

    5/30/23
  • Organization of American States: In Brief (CRS)

    05/02/23
  • Oversight of Inspectors General: The CIGIE Integrity Committee (CRS)

    05/24/23
  • Overview (CRS)

    3/10/2023
  • Overview of the Federal Procurement Process and Resources (CRS)

    4/14/23
  • Proposed Regulation of Gas Stoves (CRS)

    02/23/23
  • Removal of Inspectors General: Rules, Practice, and Considerations for Congress (CRS)

    1/12/23
  • Salaries of Members of Congress: Congressional Votes, 1990-2023 (CRS)

    05/04/23
  • Salaries of Members of Congress: Recent Actions and Historical Tables (CRS)

    05/04/23
  • SCOTUS Rules That PROMESA Does Not Abrogate Puerto Rico Oversight Board’s Sovereign Immunity—If It Has Any (CRS)

    05/16/23
  • Security for the Federal Judiciary: Recent Developments (CRS)

    04/11/2023
  • Senate Committee Party Ratios: 98th-118th Congresses (CRS)

    04/11/2023
  • Senate Consideration of Presidential Nominations: Committee and Floor Procedure (CRS)

    02/21/2023
  • Senate Select Committee on Ethics: A Brief History of Its Evolution and Jurisdiction (CRS)

    03/31/23
  • Senate Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper: A Primer (CRS)

    03/28/23
  • Senators Who Die In Office: History and Current Practices (CRS)

    5/1/23
  • Small Business Contracting Under Category Management (CRS)

    4/4/2023
  • Sponsorship and Cosponsorship of House Bills (CRS)

    02/21/2023
  • Sponsorship and Cosponsorship of Senate Bills (CRS)

    03/28/23
  • Statutory Inspectors General in the Federal Government: A Primer (CRS)

    2/8/23
  • Structure of Federal Debt and Extraordinary Measures (CRS)

    04/25/2023
  • Supermajority Votes in the House (CRS)

    2/3/23
  • The Accessibility of Federal Information and Data: A Brief Overview of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (CRS)

    1/20/23
  • The Committee Markup Process in the House of Representatives (CRS)

    2/8/23
  • The Congressional Review Act (CRA): A Brief Overview (CRS)

    2/27/2023
  • The Federal Employee Paid Parental Leave Benefit (CRS)

    06/05/23
  • The Federal Statistical System: A Primer (CRS)

    7/10/2023
  • The FERS Cost-of-Living-Adjustment (COLA) and the Equal COLA Act (H.R. 866) (CRS)

    3/21/2023
  • The Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA): Overview and Ongoing Role in Election Administration Policy (CRS)

    5/8/2023
  • The Holman Rule (House Rule XXI, Clause 2(b)) (CRS)

    1/10/23
  • The House Consensus Calendar: Principal Features and Practice in the 117th Congress (2021-2022) (CRS)

    7/13/23
  • The Mar-a-Lago Indictment: A Legal Introduction (CRS)

    06/09/23
  • The Protection of Classified Information: The Legal Framework (CRS)

    2/2/23
  • The Twenty-Seventh Amendment and Congressional Compensation Part 1: Introduction (CRS)

    3/14/2023
  • The Twenty-Seventh Amendment and Congressional Compensation Part 2: The Federal Convention (CRS)

    3/14/2023
  • The Twenty-Seventh Amendment and Congressional Compensation Part 3: Debates over the Constitution’s Ratification (CRS)

    3/14/2023
  • The Twenty-Seventh Amendment and Congressional Compensation Part 4: Proposal and Ratification (CRS)

    3/14/2023
  • The Twenty-Seventh Amendment and Congressional Compensation Part 5: Scope of the Amendment (CRS)

    3/14/2023
  • The Twenty-Seventh Amendment and Congressional Compensation Part 6: Implications for the Article V Amendment Process (CRS)

    3/14/2023
  • The U.S. Census Bureau (CRS)

    06/02/23
  • The U.S. Department of State: Background and Selected Issues for the 118th Congress (CRS)

    02/28/23
  • The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC): Overview and Selected Issues for Congress (CRS)

    02/23/23
  • The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act: A Primer (CRS)

    06/16/23
  • The Voting Rights Act: Historical Development and Policy Background (CRS)

    04/25/2023
  • U.S. Intelligence Community Establishment Provisions (CRS)

    02/28/23
  • Use of the Capitol Rotunda, Capitol Grounds, and Emancipation Hall: Concurrent Resolutions, 101st to 117th Congresses (CRS)

    2/2/23
  • Voting and Quorum Procedures in the House of Representatives (CRS)

    3/20/2023
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