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Senate Progress on Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports

Bill Mandates Publishing Agency Reports to Congress, By Joseph Marks, NextGov TechInsider (07/27/11).
“The chairman and ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Tuesday introduced companion legislation to the Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act. The measure would require the Government Printing Office to publish agency reports to Congress online within 30 days of their submission.”

See also: Congressionally Mandated Reports Act (ACMRA) Heads to House Floor

Congressionally Mandated Reports Act (ACMRA) Heads to House Floor

Legislation that would require copies of congressionally mandated reports to be published online by GPO cleared a major hurdle when it unanimously passed the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform at a business meeting on Wednesday. The “Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act,” introduced by Rep. Mike Quigley and joined by 12 co-sponsors, will now advance to the floor of the House of Representatives.

“Access to Congressionally Advances to the House Floor” by Daniel Schuman, Sunlight Foundation (June 23, 2011).

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