May 19, 2022

Research Works Act Legislation is Dead

First, the news earlier today that Elsevier was pulling its support for the RWA.

Now, this news from Alexander Howard: “RIP Research Works Act”

I just received a joint statement from Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa and Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, regarding H.R. 3699, the Research Works Act. Here’s the too long/didn’t version that I just tweeted: they will not be taking legislative action on the bill.

Howard’s post continues with the full text of of the statement from Issa and Maloney.

See Also: Legislation to Bar Public-Access Requirement on Federal Research Is Dead (via COHE) by Jennifer Howard

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Gary Price ( 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, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.