Yesterday, AALL sent a letter to Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Joseph Lieberman (ID-CT) and Senator John McCain (R-AZ) to thank them for introducing S. Res. 118 to provide the public with access to Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports. As we wrote on the Blawg earlier this month, S. Res 118 would require an index of reports be made available and create a centralized electronic system that would allow members of the public to search for CRS reports and issue briefs.
Late last week, we also signed onto a letter to Senate Rules and Administration Chairman Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) and Ranking Member Bob Bennett (R-UT) to urge them to hold public hearings on open government issues and to mark-up and pass S. Res. 118. AALL chapters the Association of Law Libraries of Upstate New York (ALLUNY) and the Law Library Association of Greater New York (LLAGNY) also wrote to Sen. Schumer to ask for his support of the resolution. We thank ALLUNY and LLAGNY for their efforts!
[Posted by Emily Feldman]