Capitol Research

Research institutions are a key ingredient to innovation and long-term economic growth, and the United States has a long history of being a global leader.

The lack of access to quality and affordable health care in rural areas coupled with disparities in access to newer technologies, medicines and treatment options, also contribute to rural communities being perilously underserved.

The solar industry is growing rapidly in the United States. With more than 7,000 megawatts of capacity installed in 2014, the total installed capacity in the country climbed to over 20,000 MW, enough to power more than 4 million American households.

While the definition of giftedness varies from state to state, federal legislation is quite clear about the definition of a gifted student. According to the No Child Left Behind Act, “gifted and talented” refers to students “who give evidence of high achievement capabilities in such areas as intellectual, creative, artistic, or leadership capacity, or in specific academic fields, and who need services or activities not ordinarily provided by the school in order to fully develop those capabilities.”

This year’s HIV outbreak in Scott County, Indiana, refocused public attention on HIV and AIDS as an ongoing public health issue. Time magazine featured the Indiana story on its June 15, 2015, cover. About 1.2 million people in the U.S. currently live with HIV, and one in eight (12 percent) of those do not know that they have the virus. Each year 50,000 new cases are diagnosed, a number that has remained steady since the late 1990s, despite significant educational efforts at federal, state and community levels.

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