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Happy birthday, GPO Access Act: 25 years of online government info

June 8, 2018, is a significant anniversary for public access to government information: it’s 25 years since the enactment of the Government Printing Office (GPO) Electronic Information Access Enhancement Act of 1993, or the GPO Access Act for short. While it’s not a household name, it was a foundational law…

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House committee approves FDLP Modernization Act

The Committee on House Administration approved the bipartisan Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) Modernization Act of 2018 (H.R. 5305). The bill would modernize the FDLP and related programs that provide public access to government information. In a statement commenting on the committee’s action, ALA President Jim Neal said: “Through their…

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Long-awaited FDLP Modernization Act would strengthen public access to government information

The bipartisan FDLP Modernization Act of 2018 (H.R. 5305) was introduced on March 15 following months of effort by the Committee on House Administration. The bill would modernize the Federal Depository Library Program and related programs that provide public access to government information. The bill is sponsored by Committee Chairman…

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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…

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After 20 years, House hearing focuses on depository libraries

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…

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