ALA, SPARC, Free Government Information, and 35 Other Organizations Send Letter to Congress in Support of “Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act (ACMRA)”
From the Letter to Congress (via R Stree):
ACMRA [Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act (ACMRA)] solves a significant problem: it establishes a central repository for agency reports submitted to Congress and tracks whether agencies have submitted the reports. Currently, congressional staff often are unaware of or have difficulty finding agency reports to Congress, especially when they are submitted to another committee or chamber. Reports often are lost or duplicated. In addition, while the reports could be made available to the public, they can be hard to find online and the FOIA request process is slow and costly.
Read the Complete Letter ||| PDF Version
Read the Bill/Track the Legislation (H.R. 4631)
See Also: Revealing the Lost World of Government Reports (via Project on Government Oversight)
Btw, Some Congressional Research Reports Are Accessible on the Web, Here’s a New Roundup Featuring About 25 Reports We’ve Curated
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