As Bruce L.R. Smith and Jeffrey K. Stine make clear in Chapter 2, Congress is awash in analyses, arguments, advocacy, and advice. Any institution that Congress creates to sift through this sea of information must stand distinctively apart from all the study shops and interest groups that vie for congressional attention. Such an institution must be both authoritative and credible to warrant a position of unique responsibility and trust. In this chapter we outline a model based on the creation of a dedicated organization within the legislative branch that we believe best satisfies both criteria.