November 26, 2020

Tracking the Public Online Information Act (POIA) Legislation Through Congress Using Govtrack.us

On Monday, we posted news (via the Sunlight Foundation) that the Public Online Information Act (POIA) was reintroduced in the U.S. Congress by Rep. Steven Israel (D-NY) and Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT).

The Sunlight Foundation Blog and a news release use the words “landmark” and “monumental” to describe the legislation.

Direct to Monday’s INFOdocket post About the Legislation.

The bill number for the Public Online Information Act (POIA) in the U.S. House of Representatives is H.R.1349 and S.717 in the U.S. Senate.

Tracking

You can now begin tracking the legislation using Govtrack.us

Using govtrack.us you can track the legislation on their site and/or via RSS. Twitterfeed can make the RSS feed Twitter friendly. You can also embed a widget onto any web page with the latest info.

This page has all of the links you’ll need to track H.R.1349 using govtrack.us. You can do the same for S.717

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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