Thursday, May 01, 2008

Congressional Research Service Reports

Well, I waited a few extra days, but it appears wither Congress isn't releasing or we are all tired at the end of the semester and there aren't as many Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports this week. CRS is a research agency of Congress and writes reports at Congress's request. These short reports (usually 10-40 pages long) cover recent topics of concern. This week brings us CRS reports on the Iraq, presidential privilege, military, and much more. While these reports are in the public domain there is no central database available to the public. To get a copy of a CRS report you can request it from your Senator or Representative. This list is compiled from CRS reports discovered by Secrecy News:

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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