[Libs-Or] CRS Resolution Introduced in the House

Diedre Conkling diedre08 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 11 13:00:27 PDT 2012

CRS Resolution Introduced in the House
Posted on July 11,
by jmcgilvray |

Yesterday advances were made in improving transparency in the federal
government. Reps. Mike Quigley (IL-5) and Leonard Lance (NJ-07) introduced
the Congressional Research Service Electronic Accessibility Resolution of
2012 <http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.uscongress/legislation.112hres727>(House
Resolution 727), a resolution that creates a publicly available database of
Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports and would thereby "enhance our
democracy to provide citizens with access to unbiased and accurate CRS
documents on legislation and other critical issues before Congress".

This bipartisan resolution would provide public access to all CRS reports
that do not contain confidential information (in some cases redactions
could be made to allow portions of reports to be released). The resolution
would provide access to those who fund this research -the public - at a
price tag of $100 million a year.

The American Library Association commends Reps. Quigley and Lance, as well
as the resolution's co-sponsors; Reps. Jim Cooper (TN-5), Timothy V.
Johnson (IL-15) and Adam B. Schiff (CA-29), for taking this important step
to increasing transparency and improving access to publicly funded
government information. The ALA strongly supports this resolution and will
work towards its passage.


*Diedre Conkling**
Lincoln County Library District
P.O. Box 2027
Newport, OR 97365
Phone & Fax: 541-265-3066
Work email**: **diedre at lincolncolibrarydist.org*<diedre at lincolncolibrarydist.org>
Home email: **diedre08 at gmail.com* <diedre08 at gmail.com>

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