Secrecy News

Export Control Reform, and More from CRS

Congress opposes direct public access to most Congressional Research Service reports, so people who care to read the reports on current policy issues must work around the Congressional barrier.  Some noteworthy new reports from CRS include the following (all pdf).

The U.S. Export Control System and the President’s Reform Initiative, July 14, 2011

A Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment: Background and Congressional Options, July 8, 2011

Selected Characteristics of Private and Public Sector Workers, July 1, 2011

The Sustainability of the Federal Budget Deficit: Market Confidence and Economic Effects, June 28, 2011

War Powers Litigation Initiated by Members of Congress Since the Enactment of the War Powers Resolution, June 22, 2011