Tuesday, June 12, 2007

CRS reports from this week

It's Tuesday and once more we can look at Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports. The CRS is a research agency for the U.S. Congress and writes reports at their request. This week brings us reports on the Iraq, nuclear weapons, the budget, and much more. This is NOT a complete list of recent reports, only members of Congress have access to a complete list, but these are reports requested from Congress by members of the public, like you. If you want to request a report, just talk to your local Representative or Senator.

This week, Secrecy News reported that the "Congressional Research Accessibility Act" (HR 2545) was introduced on May 24 by Rep. Christopher Shays (R-CT), along with Reps. Jay Inslee (D-WA) and David Price (D-NC). This bill would provide access to free CRS reports, but only after a 30-day waiting period. You can read the full post on the Secrecy News blog.

But until then these are the CRS reports that OpenCRS and Secrecy News found and released this week:

Interested in historical CRS reports? If you are here at the Boulder campus, check out the LexisNexis Congressional database, which has reports back to 1916.

Not on campus, but still want access to additional reports? The library has a guide linking to various additional sources of CRS reports.

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