Grantee Profile

Library of CongressCongressional Research Service

Grants to Library of CongressCongressional Research Service

  • $150,000Active Strategy

    2016 (Duration 1 year, 11 months)

    Strengthening American Democracy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is an agency within the Library of Congress that works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. Its three-day Legislative Issues and Procedures Seminar introduces newly elected Members of Congress to legislative process and procedures, examines the most salient policy issues anticipated for the coming session of Congress, acquaints Members with the nonpartisan research and analysis available from CRS, and enables social interaction and networking among the new Members. This award also supports new efforts by CRS to support Members of Congress and staff with ongoing educational events and to develop video training materials covering legislative procedure. This recommendation is part of the Foundation’s support for Strengthening American Democracy, specifically its interest in increasing civility and reducing polarization in the political system.

  • $90,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Inactive Grant)

    Strengthening American Democracy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is an agency within the Library of Congress that works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate. This grant will support the CRS Seminar for New Members, a three-day meeting that helps to prepare the new Members for their legislative duties by providing them with objective, nonpartisan analyses of policy issues likely to be under consideration during their first six months in office, an introduction to the processes by which Congress operates and enacts legislation, and an overview of the budget process.

  • $90,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Strengthening American Democracy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — This grant will support "Legislative Issues and Procedures: the CRS Seminar for New Members," a three-day offsite meeting that helps to prepare the new Members of Congress for their legislative duties by providing them with (1) balanced, objective, nonpartisan analyses of policy issues likely to be under consideration during their first six months in office; (2) an introduction to the processes by which Congress operates and enacts legislation, and (3) an overview of the budget process.

  • $98,000

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To conduct orientations for newly elected members of the House of Representatives.

  • $185,000

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In support of research and educational activities of the Congressional Research Service on various intellectual property topics (over three years).

  • $168,000

    2004 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In support of research and educational activities on intellectual property topics (over three years).

  • $20,000

    1996 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To support a nonpartisan seminar on foreign policy issues for newly elected congressional representatives.

  • $200,000

    1990 (Inactive Grant)

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To support the program on Soviet and East European governance (over two years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Library of CongressCongressional Research Service $1,001,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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