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Congressional Research Service’s 2016 Annual Report

This iteration highlights that “…Congress relied on CRS expertise, placing more than 62,000 requests for custom analysis and research. The Service hosted more than 9,200 congressional participants at seminars, briefings, and training; published more than 3,500 new or updated reports; summarized more than 6,300 bills; and maintained nearly 10,000 products on its website for Congress….”(iii) FYI, this $100,000,000 Congressional think tank is a branch of the Library of Congress. More on it here.

For those who would like access to the “products”; i.e., reports, sidebars, documents, etc. generated by the CRS in fulfillment of its mission, please go to either FAS (Federation of American Scientists) Congressional Research Reports page or everycrsreport.com (contrary to the .com suffix, the reports are freely available).

 

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Live! – Ex-FBI Director Comey’s Testimony Before Senate Intelligence Committee

His highly anticipated appearance begins at 10am today.

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Former FBI Director Comey’s Prepared Statement Before Senate Intelligence Committee

Although he is testifying tomorrow, the Senate Intelligence Committee has just released his opening statement. It is riveting reading.

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Upcoming Congressional Intelligence Hearings

There are many hearings in Congress on various security-related issues. These two seem most relevant: Senior security officials testify re: FISA before the Senate Intelligence Committee today,  and former FBI Director James Comey testifies before the same committee tomorrow on the Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. More than 100 additional hearings before this committee can also be viewed; they all come with searchable transcripts.

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How President Trump’s Proposed Budget Hurts New Jersey

And it does in a big way. To review the effects of his proposed budget, please read here and here and here.

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Full Text of President Trump’s 2018 Budget

His proposed budget, entitled A New Foundation for American Greatness, along with “major savings and reforms” can be found here. Thousands of news reports are already online; The New York Times has an analysis.

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Who Is Robert Mueller, Special Counsel to the FBI?

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