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Open Government Advocates Urge Senate to Move on CRS Report Access

CDT is among more than 40 organizations and advocates that signed on to a letter today urging the Senate Rules Committee to hold hearings on open government issues and move on Sen. Lieberman’s (I-CT) resolution to open Congressional Research Service reports to public access. Taxpayers spend more than $100 million to fund the CRS, which produces non-classified, detailed reports on current political issues for lawmakers. However, easy access to these reports has been kept from the public. Lieberman’s resolution would allow cost effective, public access to an internal CRS web site that is already up and running but designated for congressional use only.