Housed in the Library of Congress, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) does research on complex policy issues for the US Congress. The policy analysts, attorneys and information professionals employed by CRS provide this research in the form of expert testimony, workshops, confidential memoranda, and reports. CRS reports are not collected in any central repository, but many are available via the internet, collected and made publicly available by interested organizations.
"The Federation of American Scientists endeavors to provide current, regularly updated public access to as many non-confidential CRS reports as possible. These reports are provided without congressional or CRS authorization as a public service"--site.
"American taxpayers spend over $100 million a year to fund the Congressional Research Service, a "think tank" that provides reports to members of Congress on a variety of topics relevant to current political events. Yet, these reports are not made available to the public in a way that they can be easily obtained. Open CRS provides citizens access to CRS Reports that are already in the public domain"--site.
"This site is not affiliated with the Congressional Research Service, but aims to provide integrated, searchable access to many of the full-text CRS reports that have been available at a variety of different web sites since 1990"--site.