Which one of these is not like the other? Congressional Research Service and Transparency
These groups are calling for the librarian of all librarians, overseeing the entirety of the Library of Congress, to appoint a new director of the Congressional Research Service “who will work with Congress to provide online free public access to the unclassified, non-confidential, taxpayer-funded reports produced by CRS.”
The Congressional Research Service is an interesting beast. You can think of it like Congress’ pocket think-tank. Members ask questions and CRS responds with short summaries of issues, longer exploratory reports, and full-fledged analytical pieces. In addition to the reports, CRS provides help through on-line resources, confidential legal and policy analysis to individual members, seminars and briefings, even telephone consultations.
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