Does this apply to reports "ordered" by committee reports?
Apologize if this answer is obvious, but just wanted to check on that...I know the appropriators use report lang to order reports often.
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Subject: [openhouseproject] COB Tomorrow - sign on to support the Congressionally Mandated Reports Act
Please email me (aful...@openthegovernment.org<mailto:aful...@openthegovernment.org>) by 5 pm (Eastern) tomorrow (Wednesday, September 22) to add your organization to the letter below. The House Oversight and Government Affairs Committee will be marking up the bill on Thursday.
Dear Chairman Towns and Ranking Member Issa,
On behalf of the undersigned organizations concerned with government accountability and transparency, we are writing in support of H.R. 6026, the Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act. H.R. 6026 was introduced by a member of the Information Policy, Census and National Archives Subcommittee, Representative Driehaus (D-OH), and is cosponsored by the Chair of the Information Policy, Census and National Archives Subcommittee, Representative Clay (D-MO) and the Committee Chair, Representative Towns (D-NY).
H.R. 6026 requires that any report required by statute to be issued to Congress and releasable under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) be posted on a website managed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The reports would be available no later than 30 days after their transmission to Congress, and would be searchable by a number of categories.
Congressionally mandated reports contain a wealth of information that enable the public to better understand how well federal agencies are (or are not) fulfilling their respective missions, from ensuring the safety of our drugs and food supply, to protecting the environment, and monitoring the soundness of our financial institutions. H.R. 6026 makes it easier for the public to find this information and use it to hold officials accountable for their actions.
We appreciate your time and attention to this issue, and urge that you pass H.R. 6026. If you have any questions or would like to discuss this issue further, please contact Patrice McDermott, Director of OpenTheGovernment.org (pmcderm...@openthegovernment.org<mailto:pmcderm...@openthegovernment.org> or 202-332-6736).
American Library Association
Chicago Digital Access Alliance
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas
Government Accountability Project (GAP)
National Coalition for History
New Mexico Foundation for Open Government
Point of Order
Project On Government Oversight (POGO)
Scientific Integrity Program, Union of Concerned Scientists
Society of Professional Journalists
Special Libraries Association
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