Quigley calls for public access to Congressional Research Service reports
U.S. Reps. Mike Quigley (D-Dist. 5) and Leonard Lance (R-NJ) recently held a bipartisan briefing late last week to discuss the distribution of non-confidential Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports to the public during International Open Access Week.
"It’s time to allow the American people to access the same neutral, unbiased, nonpartisan information that we in Congress rely on every day,” Quigley said. “Opening CRS to the public would empower our constituents with vital information about the key issues, policies and budgets we’re debating here in Congress, increasing government transparency and giving the public the tools they need to hold their government accountable. I will continue working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle until nonconfidential CRS reports are open to all."
Lance also said CRS reports and analysis should be available to the public.
“What is good for Congress should be good for the general public," Lance said.