Groups Support Bill to Make Agency Reports Accessible

More than 20 partners and other allies joined OpenTheGovernment.org in endorsing HR 1380, the Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act, a bill that would make the thousands of reports federal agencies are required to submit to Congress each year easily available. Currently these reports, which include valuable information about what agencies are doing and how they are spending taxpayer dollars, end up collecting dust on a staffer's shelf or are posted in an obscure section of the agency's website. HR 1380 requires any report issued to Congress or its committees and releasable under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to be posted on a website managed by the US Government Printing Office (GPO).

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