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Debt Limit Impasse: U.S. Treasury’s Description of Extraordinary Measures

On August 2, 2021, the U.S. Department of the Treasury released a report describing the extraordinary measures being implemented “in order to prevent the United States from defaulting on its obligations as Congress deliberated on increasing the debt limit.”  The four measures discussed in detail are the following:  Suspending sales...

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Impeachment Inquiry Released, Proceedings Advance to Judiciary Committee

The anticipated Trump-Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry Report has been released by the Democratic Party. The inquiry, led by Adam B. Schiff, Chairman, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, finds that President Trump not only violated the office of the President of the United States by seeking foreign intervention in an election...

In Focus: Impeachment

New In Focus now available on Impeachment. A short collection of reports from the Congressional Research Service and other organizations providing overviews and history of the impeachment process in the US government. Please Note: An HSDL account may be required to view some resources.  

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Real Costs of Government Shutdowns

The United States Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations has released a report documenting the costs of the last three government shutdowns. Upon surveying 26 federal agencies, the investigation estimated the overall cost to American taxpayers at nearly $4 billion. The back pay to federal workers...

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Redacted Mueller Report Released

Today the U.S. Department of Justice released the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Special Counsel Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election (the “Mueller Report”). The Mueller Report contains two volumes, the first of which details the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election....

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Safeguarding America’s Democracy: Proposals for Reform

The National Task Force on Rule of Law & Democracy, a division of the Brennan Center for Justice, has published Proposals for Reform, a report concerned about the rapidly decreasing guardrails of unwritten rules and norms that usually underpin the foundation of American democracy. The Task Force is a nonpartisan...