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The meeting's topic is: a Congressional Research Service for the 21st century.
The Congressional Research Service offers important research support to Congress' policymaking and oversight functions. The agency's nonpartisan civil servants also train both congressional staff and members in governance. Capitol Hill, however, has changed a great deal since CRS' governing statute was enacted in 1970. Thus, this meeting of the LBCWG will focus on how the agency performs in the current environment and what Congress wants and needs from the agency in the 21st century.
Some materials that may be worth reviewing before attending include:
- Senate Appropriations Committee, FY2017 legislative appropriations language regarding CRS's need to present a plan for modernization in a resource-constrained environment;
- Congressional Research Service, "Strategic Plan: A Vision for the Future and a Path Forward, 2016-2020";
- Congressional Research Service, annual reports 1995-2014;
- Stephen W. Stathis, A"CRS at 100: A History," in CRS at 100; and
- Kevin R. Kosar, "Why I Quit the Congressional Research Service," Washington Monthly, January 2015.