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Hard-to-Get Policy Briefings For Congress Are Now Online
Technology Group Opens Access to Research Reports

By Brian Faler, Special to The Washington Post 6-28-05

It's a bit like Napster — but for policy wonks.

A Washington research group has created a Web site where the public can read, submit and download the difficult-to-find public policy briefs members of Congress use to get up to speed on issues.

The Center for Democracy and Technology has created an online database of Congressional Research Service reports that anyone with an Internet connection can now tap free of charge.