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U.S. Government : Legislative Branch

a guide to resources for researching legislative branch (Congressional) publications.

Congressional Research Service

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is a non-partisan legislative branch agency housed in the Library of Congress. CRS works exclusively for the U.S. Congress to provide unbiased policy and legal analysis, as requested by Congressional Committees or individual members of Congress, on topics related to legislation being considered. CRS Reports are helpful resources for background information, and often for statistics, that relate to enacted public laws as well as to proposed legislation.