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8/24/16 CRS Report – Coalition Contributions to Countering the Islamic State

August 26, 2016

On September 10, 2014, President Obama announced the formation of a global coalition to “degrade and ultimately defeat” the Islamic State (IS, aka the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, ISIL/ISIS or the Arabic acronym Da’esh).

8/24/16 CRS Report – Federal Support for Reproductive Health Services: Frequently Asked Questions

August 26, 2016

This report provides answers to frequently asked questions concerning the provision, funding, and coverage of reproductive health services.

7/18/16 CRS Report – F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program

July 28, 2016

The largest procurement program in the Department of Defense (DOD), the F-35 Lightning II is a strike fighter aircraft being procured in different versions for the United States Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy.

7/19/16 CRS Report – FY2017 Appropriations for the Census Bureau and Bureau of Economic Analysis

July 27, 2016

This report discusses FY2017 appropriations (discretionary budget authority) for the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau), which make up the Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) in the U.S. Department of Commerce. The report will be updated as necessary to reflect congressional actions.

7/19/16 CRS Report – Sessions, Adjournments, and Recesses of Congress

July 26, 2016

The House and Senate use the terms session, adjournment, and recess in both informal and more formal ways, but the concepts apply in parallel ways to both the daily and the annual activities of Congress.

7/15/16 CRS Report – Digital Trade and U.S. Trade Policy

July 25, 2016

As the rules of global Internet develop and evolve, digital trade has risen in prominence on the global trade and economic agenda, but multilateral trade agreements have not kept pace with the complexities of the digital economy. The economic impact of the Internet is estimated to be $4.2 trillion in 2016, making it the equivalent of the fifth-largest national economy.

7/18/16 CRS Report: Iran Nuclear Agreement

July 20, 2016

On July 14, 2015, Iran and the six powers that have negotiated with Iran about its nuclear program since 2006 (the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, China, and Germany—collectively known as the P5+1) finalized a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

CRS Report: Overview of FY2017 Appropriations for Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS)

June 20, 2016

This report tracks and describes actions taken by the Administration and Congress to provide FY2017 appropriations for the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) accounts. It also provides an overview of FY2016 appropriations for agencies and bureaus funded as part of annual CJS appropriations.

6/13/16 CRS – Overseas Contingency Operations Funding: Background and Status

June 17, 2016

The Department of Defense (DOD) estimates that Congress has appropriated $1.6 trillion for war-related operational costs of the DOD since the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. When combined with an estimated $123.2 billion in related State Department and Foreign Operations appropriations, the DOD, Department of State (DOS), and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) […]