The Congressional Research Service (CRS) works exclusively for the Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and members of both the House and Senate. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS is a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill.
CRS experts assist at every stage of the legislative process — from the early considerations that precede bill drafting, through committee hearings and floor debate, to the oversight of enacted laws and various agency activities.
CRS approaches complex topics from a variety of perspectives and examines all sides of an issue. Staff members analyze current policies and present the impact of proposed policy alternatives to Congressional members.
CRS Reports is a product of this research process. These reports provide detailed analysis on a wide variety of significant legal, scientific, public policy, and foreign policy issues.
Below are a few of the latest CRS Reports obtained by Brooklyn Law School Library.