Congressional Research Service [CRS] Reports
The Congressional Research Service, a component of the Library of Congress, conducts research and analysis for Congress on a broad range of issues of national policy. While many CRS memoranda are generated in response to individual Member or staff inquiries and are confidential, most CRS reports are available to anyone who has access to a congressional intranet.
Yet at the direction of Congress, CRS does not make even its non-confidential publications directly available to the public online. In order to help overcome this unnecessary barrier, the Federation of American Scientists endeavors to provide current, regularly updated public access to as many non-confidential CRS reports as possible. These reports are provided without congressional or CRS authorization as a public service.
- Message to CRS Staff on Handling of Classified Information and Use of Materials of Uncertain Classification Status from CRS Director Dan Mulhollan, December 6, 2010
- The Congressional Research Service and the American Legislative Process, April 12, 2011
- Access to CRS Reports, memo to all CRS staff from director Daniel P. Mulhollan, April 18, 2007
- CRS Director Responds to Wall Street Journal on Earmark Reporting, March 26, 2007
- Distribution of CRS Products to Non-Congressionals, March 20, 2007
- CRS Policy on Interacting with the Media, January 16, 2007
- Outside Activities: Preserving Objectivity and Non-Partisanship, Director's Statement, CRS Director Daniel P. Mulhollan, January 23, 2004
- CRS Standards for Analysis by Louis Fisher, CRS Senior Specialist, January 31, 2004
- Outside Writing, Lecturing Activities by CRS Staff: Objectivity, CREAgram from the CRS employees' union, May 12, 2004
- Congressional Policy Concerning the Distribution of CRS Written Products, March 9, 1999
- People of the Week: A Profile of the Legislative Reference Service (1947), The United States News
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