China and STEM Doctorates

From the Congressional Research Service: According to the National Science Foundation’s 2017 survey of STEM doctorate recipients from U.S. IHEs, 72% of foreign doctorate recipients were still in the United States 10 years after receiving their degrees. This percentage...

OTA

Zach Graves at LegBranch.org writes on a new CRS report about the Office of Technology Assessment: The report looks at the pros and cons of five different approaches Congress could take: Reestablish OTA Without Changes to Its Statute Reestablish OTA with Changes to...

Remote Voting in the Senate

A March 19 news release from Senator Rob Portman: Today, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced a bipartisan resolution to amend the Standing Rules of the Senate to allow senators to vote remotely during a national crisis. During certain...

Tech in the House

Claire Abernathy, Kevin Esterling, and Marci Harris at LegBranch.org: As a complex, distributed system of 441 individual offices, 20 committees, two party leadership offices, and a dozen or so administrative and research support agencies, House technology has,...