The Riddle of Steel and More from CRS

09.20.06 | 1 min read | Text by Steven Aftergood

Commercial vendors will happily sell you almost any Congressional Research Service report issued in the last decade, making CRS secrecy profitable for some but otherwise pointless. Yet Congress has stubbornly told the CRS not to make its reports directly available to the taxpaying public, who have already paid for them once.

Some recent CRS reports that are not otherwise freely available in public databases include the following (all pdf).

“Steel: Price and Policy Issues,” updated August 31, 2006.

“U.S. Strategic Nuclear Forces: Background, Developments, and Issues,” September 8, 2006.

“Federal Counter-Terrorism Training: Issues for Congressional Oversight,” August 31, 2006.

“Navy Aircraft Carriers: Proposed Retirement of USS John F. Kennedy — Issues and Options for Congress,” updated August 29, 2006.

“Free Mail for Troops Overseas,” updated August 22, 2006.