The Congressional Research Service(CRS) is an agency within the Library of Congress, acting as a think tank, provides policy and legal analysis on topics including domestic law, foreign affairs, and finance to committees and Members of Congress.
While CRS reports are utilized in the process of creating public policy, they can also be very useful for students as background resources when researching current events. However, the Agency doesn’t make the reports publicly available as part of its standard practice. Instead, the reports only become publicly available when disclosed by a Member of Congress.
Fortunately, the repositories listed below provide access to CRS reports by collecting disclosed (or leaked in the case of WikiLeaks) reports.