Legislation would create a website for congressionally mandated reports

Federal Times: A recently-introduced piece of legislation in the House of Representatives would require the director of the Government Publishing Office to create and maintain a website with publicly available electronic copies of all congressionally mandated reports.

“With an abundance of innovative, 21st century technology, it’s not too much to ask the federal government to make already published reports — paid for by taxpayers — easily accessible to the public,” said the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Mike Quigley, D-Ill. “These reports, which span every issue area with in-depth, expert analysis, would provide valuable information to congressional staffers, students, journalists, businesses, and anyone else who wants to learn more about the policies that impact their lives. A more open and user-friendly data system will help Americans be better informed and help them hold elected officials accountable for the actions they take on constituents’ behalf.”

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