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United States Government Information: Congressional Research Service Reports

This guide provides access to a selection of resources for current and historical public policy and consumer information issued by U.S. government agencies and private publishers. The University of Iowa is a Federal Depository Library.

Congressional Research Service Reports

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) works exclusively as a reference and research service for the U.S. Congress. CRS prepares studies and issue briefs on a variety of topics providing background information for investigations and legislative proposals under study by Congress.

CRS Reports (1916-present) are succinct discussions of timely issues, often fifty pages or less, and hold significant research value.

Other Sources

Major Studies and Issue Briefs of the Congressional Resarch Service, an archival copy of selected CRS Reports from 1916-2006.  UI Libraries Microfilm 21646 (1916–1975); Microfilm 21647 (1975–1994); Microfiche 1552 (1995– 2006).

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