Wikileaks Publishes 6,780 Congressional Research Reports

Monday, February 09, 2009

Each year American taxpayers spend more than $100 million for reports written by the 700-strong staff of the Congressional Research Service (CRS), which provides reports on topics requested by members of Congress. These reports are not secret, but they are often hard to find. Several organizations have worked to gather together these reports and make them available to the public online. Wikileaks has just released 6,780 of these reports. The largest collection is available from the Center for Democracy & Technology. Among the reports issued (in PDF) in 2009: Causes of the Financial Crisis, which presents the pros and cons for 26 different explanations; Proposed Funding for Education in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009; Israel and Hamas: Conflict in Gaza (2008-2009); and Alternative Fuels and Advanced Technology Vehicles: Issues in Congress.

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