Skip to comments.LEGISLATION INTRODUCED TO CHANGE GPO'S NAME TO GOVERNMENT PUBLISHING OFFICE
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 Offices (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.
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.
CFR?..................Council on Foreign Relations?........................;^)
Propaganda instead of Publishing would better, but, that would compete with the White Hut.
...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...........
Code of Federal Regulations... basically “The Law”
GPO - Great Propaganda Orifice
Does it come on a tractor trailer or can you get it in PDF format?.....................
I know you’re crazy busy, but if you have just a few moments to look at my freepmail I’d be eternally grateful for the help on an urgent project that is time-sensitive. Thanks for any help you can give!
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
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.
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.
There is a long list of government agencies that should be renamed, “No Longer In Existence And All The Better For It”.
Rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic...
If they really want a more descriptive name they should consider renaming it “The Ministry Of Propaganda”.
Way to go Amy, keeping your eye on what’s REALLY important. Getting the names of the bureaucracies right.
I was going to add “deckchairs, rearranging, titanic” as keywords... but figured it would throw off people’s keyword searches.
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.
It’s not available in e-Book or PDF?......................
But than there is Al baby PFFFFFFt