Bipartisan Bill to Make CRS Reports Public Introduced in House, Senate

Today, Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and John McCain (R-AZ) and Representatives Leonard Lance (R-NJ) and Mike Quigley (D-IL) introduced bills in the House and Senate that would make reports by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) available to the public online. The Equal Access to Congressional Research Service Reports Act of 2016 requires that CRS reports available to all Congressional offices be published on the Government Publishing Office website, exempting private advice and support given by CRS to individual Congressional offices. 

OTG joined Demand Progress and 38 other openness groups, libraries, and trade associations in a statement of support for the legislation, available here.

You can read further analysis by Daniel Schuman of Demand Progress here

 

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