Tag Archives: Title 44

Congress continues work toward strengthening Title 44

The Congressional Committee on House Administration continues its look at Title 44 of the U.S. Code with another hearing that took place on October 11. The discussion built on the committee’s previous hearings, which examined the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) and the Government Publishing Office (GPO). Among the witnesses was Robin Dale from the Institute of Museum & Library ... Read More »

After 20 years, House hearing focuses on depository libraries

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On September 26, Congress’ Committee on House Administration held a hearing to discuss the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) – the first such hearing in 20 years. The hearing was part of the committee’s initiative to examine Title 44 of the U.S. Code, which is the basis for the FDLP and the Government Publishing Office (GPO). While much of the ... Read More »

Dear Congress, here’s how to ensure public access to government information

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As previously reported, Congress’ Committee on House Administration is currently examining Title 44 of the U.S. Code. That’s the law that governs the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) and the Government Publishing Office (GPO). On Sept. 15, ALA President Jim Neal sent the committee a letter highlighting the vital role of libraries and the FDLP in providing equitable and long-term ... Read More »

Congress examining Title 44 and the Federal Depository Library Program

Picture of the Government Publishing Office from the street.

Congress’ Committee on House Administration this year began examining Title 44 of the U.S. Code, which is the authority for the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) and the Government Publishing Office (GPO). This process is an important opportunity for librarians to advocate for improvements to the FDLP and public access to government information. So far, the committee has held two ... Read More »