A new trove of confidential research goes public

Submitted by Blake on Wed, 12/16/2015 - 14:58

www.CRSReports.com joins at least two other efforts to wrest the highly regarded studies by the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service from the confidential files of Senate and House lawmakers, who request the research and keep it secret unless they choose to release it themselves.

[Trying to crack open Congress’s confidential think tank after a century of secrecy]

“What we’re doing is simply accessing publicly available websites and downloading what we think are CRS documents,” said Antoine McGrath, 30, who is based in San Francisco and has a passion for digital archives. “We’re casting a wide net.”

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