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RAND Congressional Resources offers an easy way for policymakers to access research and analysis that is relevant to current Congressional agendas.

In Brief

The latest from the RAND Congressional Briefing Series.

Upcoming Events

Congressional Briefing – The Use of Long-Range Armed Drones: Fact v. Myth
March 3, 2015
The Obama administration announced a new policy setting standards for exporting and using armed drones which will allow for the wider export of armed drones to allied nations. On March 3, a panel of RAND experts will seek to dispel some of the myths that have arisen with respect to the use of long-range armed drones from at 1:00 p.m. ET / Rayburn House Office Building B-339.

Martin Libicki

Testimony – Industry Perspectives on the President’s Cybersecurity Information Sharing Proposal
March 4
On March 4, Martin C. Libicki, senior management scientist at the RAND Corporation, will testify before the Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies at 2:00 p.m. ET / 311 Cannon House Office Building.

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New from Congressional Relations

  • What's at Stake in King v. Burwell?

    Feb 26, 2015

    The Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case of King v. Burwell on March 4. RAND research explains the role of premium tax credits in ensuring stability in the individual insurance market and gives insight into what might happen if the court rules to invalidate subsidies in states with federally facilitated marketplaces.

  • Watchdog Recommendations to Improve Homeland Security

    Feb 26, 2015

    The challenges facing the Department of Homeland Security are evolving and create the need for new preparedness and response capabilities. The case for change includes reform recommendations for five critical areas.

  • Education Issues in the New Congress

    Feb 24, 2015

    The list of education issues for the new Congress is long, but RAND research on No Child Left Behind, tests and testing, teachers and teaching effectiveness, early childhood and postsecondary education, and summer learning can provide insight for decisionmakers.

  • Performance Metrics to Improve Police-Community Relations

    Feb 23, 2015

    Changing the way police performance is measured could prevent issues leading to civil rights violations and poor police-community relations. Should California take the lead to recommend that local law enforcement agencies must report performance metrics?

  • RAND On Corporate Behavior, Corrections Needs, and Malpractice Reform

    Feb 16, 2015

    From criminalizing corporate behavior and high-priority technology needs for the corrections sector to malpractice reform savings through a reduction in defensive medicine, RAND examines current judicial issues and offers recommendations.

  • The Growing Strategic Threat of Radical Islamist Ideology

    Feb 12, 2015

    The threat posed by ISIS is expanding through the Middle East, North Africa, and other areas of the world. While that threat is portrayed as terrorism, a greater danger is ideology tied to extremism and violence.