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Introduced in Senate (02/14/2001)

Requires the Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate to make accessible to the public via a centralized electronic database all information available through the Congressional Research Service (CRS) web site that is not confidential nor the product of an individual, office, or committee research request, including all CRS issue briefs, reports, and authorization or appropriations products.

Directs the Secretary of the Senate, through the Office of Public Records, to make lobbyist and gift rule disclosure reports available on the Internet for public access and retrieval.

Requires public access to: (1) the CRS information through the websites maintained by members and committees of the Senate; and (2) the lobbyist and gift rule disclosure reports through the U.S. Senate website.

Grants the Sergeant-at-Arms editorial responsibility for such CRS information.

Expresses the sense of the Senate that each standing and special committee of the Senate and each Joint Committee of Congress should provide access via the Internet to publicly available congressional committee materials.

Mandates a General Accounting Office study to examine the cost of implementing this Act.