The Congressional Research Service (CRS) , in the Library of Congress, is a non-partisan public policy research arm of the United States Congress established in 1914 (38 Stat. 1005 and 60 Stat. 836; now codified at 2 . 166 ). The agency serves Congress exclusively and provides members and committees with reference and research services as well as in-depth analysis of legislative issues (see CRS Report RL33471 ). With a staff of more than 700, CRS produces or updates some 3,000 studies and other publications annually. CRS does not distribute its reports to the public, nor does it make them available on the Internet. Most of the above links are to sites on the University of Texas Digital Library () which has acquired thousands of CRS documents from public sources. A CRS report with an upper arrow (^) indicates the report is linked to the most recent version of CRS documents acquired by the Federation of American Scientists () and an asterisk (*) before report title represents a link to an LLSDC site. See also article, Guide to CRS Reports on the Web by Stephen Young.
Various legislative proposals have been made in Congress to place CRS reports on the Internet including . 2335 (115th Congress), . 1381 (114th Congress), . 4702 (114th Congress), S. 2639 (114th Congress), H. Res. 34 (114th Congress), . 4245 (113th Congress), H. Res. 110 (113th Congress), . 2340 (112th Congress), . 727 (112th Congress), S. Res. 118 (111th Congress), . 3762 (111th Congress), . 2545 (110th Congress), . 401 (110th Congress), . 3630 (108th Congress), S. Res. 54 (108th Congress), S. Res. 21 (107th Congress), . 654 (106th Congress), . 4582 (106th Congress), S. 393 , (106th Congress), . 3131 (105th Congress), and S. 1578 (105th Congress - hearings held). See internal memo on the CRS perspective of making its products public and a commentary by Paul Weyrich advocating their availability to the public.
The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is the only agency authorized to regulate the financing of federal election campaigns, including campaigns for the United States House of Representatives ). The states cannot impose additional requirements on federal candidates. Federal law requires all candidates to file a statement of candidacy within 15 days of receiving contributions or making expenditures that exceed $5,000. The statement of candidacy is the only federally mandated ballot access requirement for congressional candidates; all other ballot access procedures are mandated at the state level. The candidacy statement authorizes "a principal campaign committee to raise and spend funds" on behalf of the candidate. Within 10 days of filing the candidacy statement, the committee must file a statement of organization with the FEC.  
Manufacturing is alive and well in America and needs skilled employees eager to learn and make a living. Today marks a special day to celebrate those in manufacturing here in our community and across the nation. Manufacturing Day is for students, educators, customers, suppliers, and cities to learn about the value the manufacturing industry brings to the world. That's why several businesses in the Colorado Springs area opened their doors to share their stories. Over 400 manufacturers thrive in El Paso County alone, contributing hundreds of millions of dollars to our economy. Today we are going to share the impact they've made. The MILL stands for "Manufacturing Industry Learning Lab" and is a training center for trades. A member of our staff visited their Grand Opening to see what students there will learn and practice at this national training center. These are the faces of America's future in innovation and technology. #ManufacturingDay Widefield School District 3