Last updated on: 6/16/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Congressional Research Service Biography

Position:
None Found to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Jan. 2005

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The Congressional Research Service is the public policy research arm of the United States Congress. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS works exclusively and directly for Members of Congress, their Committees and staff on a confidential, nonpartisan basis.”

“About CRS,” CRS website (accessed Oct. 5, 2007)

Mission:

“Congress created CRS in order to have its own source of nonpartisan, objective analysis and research on all legislative issues. Indeed, the sole mission of CRS is to serve the United States Congress. CRS has been carrying out this mission since 1914, when it was first established as the Legislative Reference Service. Renamed the Congressional Research Service by the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1970, CRS is committed to providing the Congress, throughout the legislative process, comprehensive and reliable analysis, research and information services that are timely, objective, nonpartisan, and confidential, thereby contributing to an informed national legislature.”

“About CRS,” CRS website (accessed Oct. 5, 2007)

Other:
Legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress
Quoted in:
  1. What are National Security Letters (NSLs)?
  2. Would Amending the US Constitution to Prohibit the Desecration of the US Flag Limit Free Speech?
  3. Should "Partial-Birth" (Third Trimester) Abortion Be Banned?
  4. Does Abstinence-Only Education Work?
  5. Does the US Need Affirmative Action?
  6. Is the USA PATRIOT Act a Good Law?