Briefings

Explore our unbiased overviews of important topics and legislation below.

Qualified Immunity Doctrine and Congressional Legislation By Damola Orimolade - Prolegis Research Assistant May 13, 2021 About a 10 minute read - 53 links

This briefing will provide a background on recent congressional negotiations, an overview of qualified immunity, perspectives on qualified immunity and relevant legislation.

Congressional Staffer Salaries: Background and Recent Proposals By Charlene Burns - Prolegis Senior Research Assistant May 13, 2021 About a 7 minute read - 30 links

A briefing providing background information on congressional staffer salaries and an overview of congressional perspectives on the issue.

H.R. 2954, the Securing a Strong Retirement Act By Charlene Burns - Prolegis Senior Research Assistant May 12, 2021 About a 6 minute read - 31 links

A briefing providing background information on legislation on retirement and the retirement crisis and overview of H.R.2954, the Securing a Strong Retirement Act of 2021.

Greening the Transportation Sector By Keia Jones - Prolegis Research Intern May 12, 2021 About a 10 minute read - 71 links

A briefing providing background information on transportation sector emissions, an overview of policies to reduce emissions from transportation, and an outline of perspectives and related legislation.

GameStop: Background and Policy Issues By Charlene Burns - Prolegis Research Assistant May 12, 2021 About a 15 minute read - 84 links

A briefing providing background information on the dramatic rise of GameStop’s stock price and an overview of potential policy issues, congressional perspectives, and related legislation.

Promoted A business solution to a critical national problem. Learn how we can fund and maintain US infrastructure. Green Infrastructure Banks: Background and Legislation By Charlene Burns - Prolegis Senior Research Assistant May 11, 2021 About a 8 minute read - 34 links

A briefing providing background information on green banks and an overview of perspectives on green banks and related legislation.

Police Reform Proposals: The Justice in Policing Act and JUSTICE Act By Damola Orimolade - Prolegis Research Assistant May 11, 2021 About a 10 minute read - 49 links

A briefing providing statistics on police use of force, an overview use of force issues, and background on the congressional response, and summaries of: H.R. 1280, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act; H.R. 677, the JUSTICE Act; H.R.155, POLICE Act; H.R. 666, Anti-Racism in Public Health Act; S. 353, End Police Use of Chokeholds Act.

Police Reform: Key Issues By Damola Orimolade - Prolegis Research Assistant May 11, 2021 About a 14 minute read - 87 links

This briefing provides and an overview of police reform challenges, statistics on police use of force, and look at key issues related to police reform

This Week in Congress - May 10 By Jason Lemons - Prolegis Director of Public Policy May 10, 2021 About a 13 minute read - 63 links

A weekly rundown of what's happening in Congress for the week ahead, relevant news clips, and the legislative schedule for the week.

Maternal Health: Background and Policy Issues By Keshal Patel - Prolegis Research Intern May 9, 2021 About a 18 minute read - 81 links

A briefing on maternal health in the United States and an overview of relevant federal government policies and proposed legislation, including: H.R. 4995, the Maternal Health Quality Improvement Act; H.R. 6142, the Black Maternal Health "Momnibus" Act; H.R. 8027, the Maternal Health Pandemic Response Act; H.R. 4996, the Helping MOMS Act; H.R. 1897, the MOMMA’s Act; S. 466, the Quality Care for Moms and Babies Act; H.R. 2902, the Maternal CARE Act; H.R. 2602, the Healthy MOMMIES Act.