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LEGISLATION INTRODUCED TO CHANGE GPO'S NAME TO GOVERNMENT PUBLISHING OFFICE
U.S. Government Printing Office Online ^ | January 22, 2014

Posted on 02/20/2014 6:13:48 AM PST by Rodamala

WASHINGTON –– Senators Amy Klobuchar and Saxby Chambliss introduced legislation to change the U.S. Government Printing Office’s (GPO) name to the Government Publishing Office.

Link to legislation, Government Publishing Act of 2014, S. 1947: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-113s1947is/pdf/BILLS-113s1947is.pdf

Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks has advocated for changing GPO's name in Congressional testimony and other public statements. The word "publishing" better reflects the current role that GPO plays in providing access to Government information in digital format through the agency's Federal Digital System, apps, and eBooks. Throughout GPO's 153-year history, the information needs of Congress, Federal agencies, and the public have evolved beyond only print and GPO has changed its business model over time to meet its customers' needs.

"Publishing defines a broad range of services that includes print, digital, and future technological advancements. The name Government Publishing Office better reflects the services that GPO currently provides and will provide in the future," said Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks. "I appreciate the efforts of Senators Klobuchar and Chambliss for introducing and supporting this bill. GPO will continue to meet the information needs of Congress, Federal agencies, and the public and carry out our mission of Keeping America Informed."

GPO is the Federal Government's official, digital, secure resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government. The GPO is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the Federal Government, including U.S. passports for the Department of State as well as the official publications of Congress, the White House, and other Federal agencies in digital and print formats. GPO provides for permanent public access to Federal Government information at no charge through our Federal Digital System (www.fdsys.gov), partnerships with approximately 1,200 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program, and our secure online bookstore. For more information, please visit www.gpo.gov.


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: vanity; waste
OK... this is Vanityish and about a month old "news" now, but I saw this page this morning when I was on the GPO website. Every year I order a copy of a specific CFR volume that relates to my work. You see, the regulations are updated continously via Federal Register, but every year they reprint the updated regs... so I need to stay current, and a 2" thick book is best for when I am out in the field getting shot at.

The book I need was scheduled to be available on December 30, 2013, but when I looked online again for the title in early January it wasn't there. I called and the sales agent on the phone took joy in insinuating that the volume I needed was not available... because Ted Cruz personally shut down the printing presses with thehis government shutdown.

So, here I am about to go see if they pulled their heads out of their asses yet and have this book I need... and I just know I will be disappointed again... but I see THIS press release.

Well, look at this, they can't "publish" books, but they need to CHANGE THE NAME OF THEIR 153 YEAR-OLD GOVERNMENT AGENCY!

Seriously.... this is the sort of bills that get introduced by these morons in Congress??? I mean, think of the cost to the taxpayer to just reprint republish all the letterheads, forms, documents, &c. for all of this?

I can think of some other agencies that need to be renamed. Better yet, just eliminate those agencies completely.

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1 posted on 02/20/2014 6:13:48 AM PST by Rodamala
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To: Rodamala

CFR?..................Council on Foreign Relations?........................;^)


2 posted on 02/20/2014 6:21:24 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Rodamala

Propaganda instead of Publishing would better, but, that would compete with the White Hut.


3 posted on 02/20/2014 6:23:29 AM PST by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: Rodamala; depressed in 06

...and in a few years they will introduce anothe rbill to change the name to the Government Media Office or some such...................nice to know our senators are taking care of the really, really important stuff and not fiddling around with worthless junk like jobs and the economy and immigration...........


4 posted on 02/20/2014 6:27:50 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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5 posted on 02/20/2014 6:31:06 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Red Badger

Code of Federal Regulations... basically “The Law”


6 posted on 02/20/2014 6:32:12 AM PST by Rodamala
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To: Red Badger

GPO - Great Propaganda Orifice


7 posted on 02/20/2014 6:33:02 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Rodamala

Does it come on a tractor trailer or can you get it in PDF format?.....................


8 posted on 02/20/2014 6:35:03 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Springfield Reformer

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9 posted on 02/20/2014 6:36:03 AM PST by butterdezillion (Free online faxing at http://faxzero.com/ Fax all your elected officials. Make DC listen.)
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To: Rodamala

And it would ONLY cost several million dollars to change all the printing and letterhead and business cards and invoices, etc. that have the old name on it

It’s only tax money


10 posted on 02/20/2014 6:38:24 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Rodamala
Wonderful.

Meanwhile, The FCC is putting "monitors" in newsrooms, The EPA is virtually putting the coal industry out of business, The IRS continues to target Conservatives.

Thanks, Mr. Chambliss. What would we do without you.

11 posted on 02/20/2014 6:47:52 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Rodamala

Certainly seems wasteful to me. As technology changes, the terms used by our government change with them. For instance, is anyone seriously arguing that we need an amendment to update the first amendment to include television or internet reporters under the protection of freedom of the press? Press refers to printed newspapers, so technically this does not refer to internet-based publishers. The intent of the first amendment is obvious, so we don’t really need to change the wording of the Constitution. Similarly, the intent of the scope of the GPO is obvious; the dissemination of information, whether that is done via hard copy or in digital fashion. There is no need for a name change to reflect this.


12 posted on 02/20/2014 7:07:04 AM PST by stremba
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To: Rodamala

There is a long list of government agencies that should be renamed, “No Longer In Existence And All The Better For It”.


13 posted on 02/20/2014 7:16:22 AM PST by RipSawyer (No tagline added because I have switched to tackle.)
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To: Rodamala

Rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic...


14 posted on 02/20/2014 7:18:49 AM PST by moovova
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To: Rodamala

If they really want a more descriptive name they should consider renaming it “The Ministry Of Propaganda”.


15 posted on 02/20/2014 7:38:52 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Show me the man, and I'll show you the crime." - Lavrentiy Beria (& Eric Holder))
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To: Rodamala

Way to go Amy, keeping your eye on what’s REALLY important. Getting the names of the bureaucracies right.


16 posted on 02/20/2014 7:44:32 AM PST by DManA
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To: moovova

I was going to add “deckchairs, rearranging, titanic” as keywords... but figured it would throw off people’s keyword searches.


17 posted on 02/20/2014 8:04:54 AM PST by Rodamala
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To: Red Badger

I have no tolerance for hauling around 4000 looseleaf pages when I am trying to build railroad tracks to load crude cars... The book is $37... and when I called them again this morning it is still 30-60 days out... was supposed to be ready 60 days ago.


18 posted on 02/20/2014 8:09:17 AM PST by Rodamala
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To: Rodamala

It’s not available in e-Book or PDF?......................


19 posted on 02/20/2014 8:12:57 AM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: DManA
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20 posted on 02/20/2014 8:47:13 AM PST by justrepublican (Screaming like a "Vexatious requester" at a Wellstone memorial...........)
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To: Rodamala
More flushing of taxpayers’ hard earned dollars. hussein can't afford to keep the free roadside pullovers open to view Mt. Rushmore but he can afford to change the letterhead and all that involves with this ridiculousness.
21 posted on 02/20/2014 8:50:02 AM PST by bgill
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To: justrepublican

Senator Funny Boy.


22 posted on 02/20/2014 8:50:33 AM PST by DManA
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