S.Res. 118 (111th): A resolution to provide Internet access to certain Congressional Research Service publications.

Apr 29, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Joseph Lieberman
Senator from Connecticut
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Apr 29, 2009
5 pages
Related Bills
S.Res. 401 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 11, 2007

H.R. 3762 (Related)
Congressional Research Service Electronic Accessibility Act of 2009

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Oct 08, 2009


This resolution was introduced on April 29, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Apr 29, 2009
Referred to Committee Apr 29, 2009

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6 cosponsors (3D, 3R) (show)

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Directs the Sergeant at Arms of the Senate, in consultation with the the Director of the Congressional Research Service (CRS), to make publicly available through a centralized electronic system the following CRS-produced information (plus an index of such information that is available through the CRS website): (1) Issue Briefs; (2) CRS Reports that are available to Members of Congress through the CRS website; and (3) Authorization of Appropriations and Appropriations Products.
Exempts from such requirements: (1) any information determined to be confidential by the CRS Director or the head of a department or agency that provided the information to CRS; and (2) documents, other than those described in clauses (1) through (3), that are the product of a congressional research request.
Allows the Sergeant at Arms, in consultation with the CRS Director, to revise the information made publicly available by removing information concerning CRS employees, removing material that may infringe copyright protection, and making necessary changes to ensure accuracy and currency.
Requires access to the information made available pursuant to this resolution through Senate committee and Member websites. Directs the Sergeant-at-Arms to ensure that such websites provide the same capability to find the cited CRS information as the CRS website.
Makes the Sergeant at Arms responsible for maintaining and updating the information and for establishing a database within six months after adoption of this resolution.

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