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Congressional Research Service Reports

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is a division of the Library of Congress that conducts research for the members of Congress. The CRS analysts compile and synthesize a great deal of information on a variety of policy issues into easy-to-read reports. While these reports are not generally released to the public, they are collected and made available by several dedicated institutions. CRS reports can be an excellent way to get acquainted with an area of law and are recognized as legitimate and highly credible sources for academic research.