Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Congressional Research Services Turns 100!

"When the Legislative Reference Service (LRS) was established in the Library of Congress in 1914, the small staff provided what its name conveyed—reference information to assist Members of Congress in their legislative work. Over 100 years, LRS evolved into today’s Congressional Research Service (CRS), a staff of 600 that exclusively provides Congress with nonpartisan policy analysis."

Read more about the history of the CRS in Erin Allen's article CRS at 100: Informing the Legislative debate Since 1914.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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