Every CRS Report Now Available Online

Wikileaks has, with little fanfare, made every CRS report available on their website, as well as at OpenCRS. The Congressional Research Service is a scrupulously nonpartisan research body which produces a voluminous quantity of accurate, timely, and reasonably idiot-proof research papers on a bewildering array of topics of interest – or at least potential interest – to the U.S. Congress. Despite being – of course – funded by tax dollars, the CRS’ products are not and have never been officially made available to the public – or, indeed, anyone outside Congress.

None of it is at all earth-shattering, monumental, or scandalous, but having all the reports made public, even unofficially, is a fairly remarkable feat of openness that’s been much too long in coming.

Published in: General | on February 9th, 2009| Comments Off on Every CRS Report Now Available Online

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