Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Congressional Research Service Reports

Congressional Research Service (CRS) is a research agency of Congress and writes reports at Congress' request. These short reports (usually 10-40 pages long) cover recent topics of concern. This week brings us reports on presidential claims of executive privilege; Fannie Mae's and Freddie Mac's financial problems; AIDs funding; nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons and missiles; and other topics. Although these reports are in the public domain, there is no central database available to distribute CRS reports 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 reports discovered by Open CRS.
Interested in historical CRS reports? If you are here at the Boulder campus, check out the LexisNexis Congressional database, which has reports dating 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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