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15 Reasons Congressional Research Service Reports Should Be Public

Capitol building in Washington DC

Capitol building in Washington DC

Each year, the agency publishes about 1,000 reports, which cover general subject matter, like advertising by the federal government and cloture in the U.S. Senate. Congress, not the CRS, owns them. That means nobody at the CRS is free to distribute its reports to anyone outside Congress — not without jumping through bureaucratic hoops.

Unfortunately, our national legislature, as a matter of practice, does not publish all CRS reports in one place….(Read more at the R Street Institute Blog)

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