Government agencies put out reports that analyze various laws, policies, and programs. These can be very useful in understanding how a policy has impacted citizens. This page includes info on CRS reports, which need to be used in your mini policy analysis paper.
In response to requests from Congress, the Congressional Research Service issues publications that include background studies, pro/con arguments, policy/legislative analysis and legislative histories on subjects of interest to Congress.
Reference with Author:
Sacco, L. (2015, May 26). Violence Against Women Act: Overview, legislation, and federal funding (CRS Report No. R42499). https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42499.pdf
In-text with Author:
(Sacco, 2015) or
Sacco (2015) stated that...
Reference without Author:
Congressional Research Service. (2015, May 26). Violence Against Women Act: Overview, legislation, and federal funding (CRS Report No. R42499). https://www.everycrsreport.com/reports/R42499.html
In-text without Author:
(Congressional Research Service, 2015) or
Congressional Research Service (2015) stated that....
HELPFUL TIP: Try searching for Congressional Hearings post-enactment of your public law. These hearings, sometimes called "oversight" hearings provide Congress with information regarding implementation, problems and solutions. Use Congressional Publications: Select only Hearings from the facets on the left and enter the title of your law or keywords in the search box; adjust the dates covered range as well. Search example: (oversight or implementation) AND "energy policy act of 2005"
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