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The Story Behind the Worst Kept Secret in Congress

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The Congressional Research Service writes about 6,000 special reports each year on a variety of topics related to pending legislation. By Congressional edict, the reports are not released to the public. They are, however, Capitol Hill’s worst kept secret. Indeed, a small Texas publishing company is doing nicely obtaining copies and making them available to clients, mostly lobbyists and lawyers trying to get insights on what Congress may be thinking about. (2/19/007)