Coalition Thanks Cosponsors of Open CRS Bill

Today, 19 library, media, and open government organizations sent letters thanking the cosponsors of the Equal Access to Congressional Research Service Reports Act of 2016 in the House and Senate. 

The bill requires that all CRS reports be published on the Government Publishing Office website, excluding private advice and support given by CRS to individual Congressional offices. The letters state that the legislation is essential to ending the current inequity in access to CRS reports, which results from their being primarily disseminated by individual Congressional offices or available comprehensively through paid services.

Letter to Senator Leahy

Letter to Senator McCain

Letter to Representative Quigley

Letter to Representative Lance