Call your senators now! Markup of bill appropriating Government Printing Office funds set for today

The Senate Committee on Appropriations will hold a markup of the Legislative Branch Appropriations bill that includes the funding for the Government Printing Office at 2 p.m. today.  As we have discussed in previous blog posts, it is important that in this difficult financial time people make their wishes known on how the government should allocate the spending tax dollars.

The Government Printing Office (GPO) is an invaluable resource in ensuring that the public has access to government information.  Appropriations for the GPO fund the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), and it is important that we ask for an additional $7 million to be specified for further development of the Federal Digital System (FDsys).  FDsys is the gateway to greater access and preservation for government documents, allowing the public to locate documents from any computer with an Internet connection.

Please take a moment today to contact your senators and express the importance of continued and expanded funding for the Government Printing Office.  For information on how to contact your senators and talking points, please visit the Legislation Action Center.

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2 comments on “Call your senators now! Markup of bill appropriating Government Printing Office funds set for today
  1. James S. says:

    I hope the results went well. It is invaluable that the public has access to government information, and I would hate to have this resource go.

  2. Jenni Terry says:

    The Senate Committee on Appropriations passed its Legislative Branch Appropriations bill with an increase in funding for the Government Printing Office (GPO) over the amount in the House committee’s bill. The Senate version includes $116.8 million for GPO while the House bill set the amount at $108.1 million. http://bit.ly/mSgGlQ

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