Here’s how to make the Congressional Research Service more transparent
“The policy is irrational, inefficient, and costly,” writes Kevin Kosar, a former CRS analyst and manager. Kosar notes that there is no reason why CRS reports must be available exclusively to Congress (they are non-confidential and do not contain any classified information), and every reason why they should be accessible to the public. Taxpayers fund the CRS. It’s only fair they have access to reports produced by legislators and CRS staff. It would cost little to provide them electronically in one simple, organized website.