CRS: Remittances – Background and Issues for Congress

CRS logo smallThe amount of money sent by migrants in the U.S. to their home countries exceeded $432 billion in 2015, which is larger than official development assistance and more stable than private capital flows to these countries. See Remittances: Background and Issues for Congress, updated May 9, 2016.

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May 12

Steven Aftergood: Defense Reform When, How?

Steven Aftergood

Steven Aftergood

DEFENSE REFORM: YES, BUT HOW?

There is widespread dissatisfaction with the organization and performance of the Department of Defense, a new Congressional Research Service report says, but no consensus on what to do about it. Driving the current debate, CRS says, are questions such as:

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Apr 27

Steven Aftergood: CRS on Police Use of Force

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Steven Aftergood

What are the constitutional limits on police use of force? What remedies are available when those limits are exceeded? And in light of recent episodes of police violence, how might the limits and the remedies be modified? Those questions are addressed in a new report from the Congressional Research Service.

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Nov 7