The Coalition Signs Thank You Letters on CRS Reports

The Coalition signed 6 thank you letters to Members of Congress who have shown tremendous leadership on the issue of providing Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports to the public. The letters were sent to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS-3), Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH-13), Mike Quigley (D-IL-5), and Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ-7).

These Members have worked diligently to ensure public access to CRS reports, by not just introducing legislation, but also advocating and pushing for these policies on Capitol Hill. Ultimately, it was included in the omnibus bill passed last month.

The letter states that:

Within 90 days—180 at the most—the Library of Congress must publish new and updated CRS reports on its website, following the path laid out by your bipartisan, bicameral legislation. This is no less than a transformation of how the public can learn about the important issues before Congress from a non-partisan, expert source. No longer will CRS reports remain the domain of the well-connected and the well-heeled.

You can read the full text of the letters here.