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. CIP is subdivided into three sections:

  • Publishing and Editorial Resources is staffed with editorial, publishing, and visual information experts who work closely with CRS authors to edit and provide graphics and software user support in the preparation of CRS products for Congress.
  • Legislative Analysis and Information and Legislative Information Systems work together to organize, analyze, and publish legislative information (including summaries of all pending legislation, subject classification, related-bill analysis, and bill status annotation) provided through Congress.gov (the modernized system that replaces THOMAS). These sections work in partnership with other Library units, the Clerk of the House of Representatives, the Secretary of the Senate, the Government Publishing Office (GPO), and other legislative branch offices and agencies to:
    • 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 handling research requests.

Last Updated: 04/05/2016