Congressional Research Service Reports

According to the Open CRS Network, “American taxpayers spend over $100 million a year to fund the Congressional Research Service, a ‘think tank’ that provides reports to members of Congress on a variety of topics relevant to current political events. Yet, these reports are not made available to the public in a way that they can be easily obtained.”

Two sites are working to provide public access to CRS reports:  Open CRS Network and Wikileaks.  The Open CRS Network provides reports that are already in the public domain and advocates for the release of all reports.  Wikileaks is a Wikipedia-like site for sharing leaked documents and provides a locale for analysis and discourse.

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