Monday, 4 April 2011

Proposed legislation would eliminate printing of the Congressional Record

The Government Relations Office of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) has sent out an alert about a newly-introduced bill, Congressional Record Printing Savings Act of 2011 (S. 674).  The bill, introduced by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI), would eliminate the print Congressional Record, except for a small number determined necessary for archival purposes. The Congressional Record would only be available electronically for most purposes.
The Congressional Record is on the Government Printing Office’s Essential Titles List, and the AALL strongly believes that federal depository libraries must continue to have the option of receiving it in print. The AALL has an online action alert with more information. 

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