Recent CRS reports

Recent Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports from Open CRS:

Economic Stimulus: Issues and Policies, R40104 (pdf, 23pp/327kB), Jan. 23, 2009

This report discusses the current state of the economy, including measures already been taken by monetary authorities; reviews proposed economic stimulus package; assesses need for, magnitude of, design of and potential consequences of fiscal stimulus; and discusses recent and proposed financial interventions.

Proposed Funding for Education in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, R40151 (pdf, 34pp/1.2MB), Jan. 22, 2009

H.R.1 (pdf, 647pp), the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009" was introduced in the House on Jan. 26 to promote economic recovery. This report gives an overview of programs that are or would be administered by the U.S. Dept. of Education (ED) in the act under Titles IX and XII. It discusses elementary and secondary education, higher education, the Institute for Education Sciences (IES), and the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund.

Health Insurance Continuation Coverage Under COBRA, R40142 (pdf, 13pp/164kB), Jan. 16, 2009

COBRA requires employers to offer continued health insurance, generally for 18 months, to employees who lose coverage under certain circumstances. CRS reports on COBRA coverage and discusses issues of employer size and retirees and costs for both employees and employers.

States and Proposed Economic Recovery Plans, R40112 (pdf, 16pp/177kB), Jan. 5, 2009
This report examines the arguments presented by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) and the National Governors Association (NGA) to include state fiscal assistance in an economic recovery plan, several arguments to exclude state assistance from such a plan, and the implications the proposals presented by NCSL and NGA might have for the economy. It also examines issues related to the targeting of state fiscal assistance and arguments for and against including infrastructure construction projects in an economic recovery plan.

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Blogger Doug said...

Were you aware that Open CRS just got a huge new batch of reports via wikileaks?

Blogger stephen said...

Thanks for the heads up. I gotta write up those guys one day.


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