U.S. Capitol

The Office of Congressional Information and Publishing (CIP) facilitates and enhances congressional access to timely and authoritative legislative information and CRS public policy expertise. The office's Publishing and Editorial Resources Section, in close consultation with authors, edits, provides graphics support for, and publishes CRS reports. Two legislative information sections work together to organize, analyze, and publish legislative information (including summaries of all pending legislation) provided through the Congress.gov beta system, the Legislative Information System (LIS), and THOMAS. They work in partnership with other Library units, the Clerk of the House of Representatives, the Secretary of the Senate, the Government Printing Office, and other legislative branch offices and agencies to:

  • facilitate Library initiatives in support of development, operation, maintenance, and congressional support of the Legislative Information System and the successor Congress.gov system;
  • maintain positive working relationships with data partners and stakeholders to ensure accurate, timely, and complete access to congressional information;
  • develop innovative tools to improve the understanding of legislative documents;
  • respond to congressional queries about the use and content of the legislative information systems; and
  • maintain authoritative Member and staff data for the handling of research requests.

Last Updated: 02/12/2013