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Short Take: Bill pending to put Congress reports on the Net

A bipartisan, joint-house bill was introduced last week to put Congressional Research Service reports on the Net. The CRS is funded by taxpayers to provide nonpartisan analysis of legislation to Congress, but the reports are only available from private vendors or by request from Congress members. The bills, S. 1578 and H.R. 3131, would put the materials online, including drafts of bills, voting records, transcripts of hearings, lobbyist disclosure reports, and congressional office expenditure reports.

A bipartisan, joint-house bill was introduced last week to put Congressional Research Service reports on the Net. The CRS is funded by taxpayers to provide nonpartisan analysis of legislation to Congress, but the reports are only available from private vendors or by request from Congress members. The bills, S. 1578 and H.R. 3131, would put the materials online, including drafts of bills, voting records, transcripts of hearings, lobbyist disclosure reports, and congressional office expenditure reports.