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Finally to follow up on my posts on the Congressional Research Service, a few of you have pointed out correctly that the reports are available for a fee. This is correct. When I questioned whether they should be available to the taxpayers, I meant without charge. The way I view it, we have already paid for these reports as taxpayers. Transparency should be free!