Congress Blog

Important questions…waiting for answers!

The Great Recession may be over, but fiscal issues in many states are still dire. Public officials at every level of government are also struggling to meet budgets that have not expanded in years.

Even after seven years of recovery efforts...

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Threats to U.S. humanitarian aid

Humanitarian relief and development aid is one of the unheralded bipartisan success stories of recent years.  The amount of aid provided by the U.S. government has steadily increased, while Congress and the Obama Administration have passed...

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Getting it right on value frameworks

“Value” — especially in the context of healthcare and medicine — is a word that gets used so often these days, and in so many different ways, that it can be difficult to pin down exactly what it means – or should mean. In the debate over the...

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Will the FCC destroy television?

As technology evolves, the challenges facing television and digital media companies over maintaining ownership of creative content becomes ever more important. This issue is especially crucial for the growing numbers of independent media...

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