Congressional Research Service Reports Database Activated

The 2018 omnibus appropriations bill that was passed by Congress and signed by the President in May included a provision mandating that all non-confidential CRS reports be made publicly available online through a free website within 90 to 270 days of their publication. Before now, CRS reports were not easily accessible to the public. The website recently went live but not all past reports are yet available.

NCH had for many years supported legislation requiring the Government Publishing Office (GPO) to establish, maintain, and ensure the automatic updating of a free public website containing Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports, and an index, that is searchable, sortable, and downloadable.