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Panel to discuss public access to CRS reports

The Congressional Transparency Caucus is hosting a panel discussion THIS THURSDAY! on public access to CRS reports. I’m so happy to see this movement on this critically important issue. Check it out, and definitely RSVP if you’re in the DC area this thursday! And don’t forget to add your voice to the growing call for public access to CRS Reports!!

Yesterday, the Congressional Transparency Caucus announced it will host a panel discussion on public access to Congressional Research Service reports. The non-confidential reports explain current policy matters before Congress in a thoughtful, comprehensive way, but the reports are not systematically publicly available. The panel is set for Thursday, October 22, at 11 a.m. in room 2103 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

Reps. Lance (R-NJ) and Quigley (D-IL), who are hosting the conversation, have introduced legislation to publish all non-confidential reports online. As part of a coalition of 40 organizations, we have endorsed online access to the reports, as have many others, including the New York Times in a recent editorial.

Reps. Lance (R-NJ) and Quigley (D-IL), who are hosting the conversation, have introduced legislation to publish all non-confidential reports online. As part of a coalition of 40 organizations, we have endorsed online access to the reports, as have many others, including the New York Times in a recent editorial.

via Capitol Hill Chat: Public Access to CRS Report — Demand Progress — Medium.

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