Open CRS
June 27th, 2005

“A new website aims to make widely available to the public certain U.S. government reports about topics from terrorism to Social Security that congressional researchers prepare and distribute now only to lawmakers,”this article reports.From the Open CRS site.”American taxpayers spend nearly $100 million a year to fund the Congressional Research Service,a “think tank” that provides reports to members of Congress on a variety of topics relevant to current political events.Yet, these reports are not made available to the public in a way that they can be easily obtained.A project of the Center for Democracy & Technology through the cooperation of several organizations and collectors of CRS Reports,Open CRS provides citizens access to CRS Reports already in the public domain and encourages Congress to provide public access to all CRS Reports.”

Website makes U.S government reports available

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