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Former CRS Researcher Calls for Public Access to CRS Reports

The Project on Government Oversight (POGO) asked Kevin Kosar, who was a researcher at the Congressional Research Service (CRS) for 11 years, to talk about the concerns often expressed by Hill staffers regarding making formal CRS reports public.

Kosar gives an informed, insider perspective on why four oft-stated reasons for not releasing CRS Reports to the public (concerns such as “CRS reports are only meant for Congress, not the public”) are either incorrect or not a barrier to making the Reports public.

Hat tip to beSpacific!

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