Skip to comments.Does the 153-year-old Government Printing Office need a digital-era name?
Posted on 04/18/2014 5:42:14 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
The Senate may vote soon on a bipartisan bill that would give the 153-year-old Government Printing Office a new name to better reflect its digital-age work.
The legislation, sponsored by Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), would swap the word printing for publishing to make the agency the Government Publishing Office. It also would change the top two GPO officials titles from public printer and deputy public printer to director and deputy director.
Supporters of the measure say the current GPO name ignores the agencys past and present efforts to reinvent itself for modern times with digital offerings such as e-books, apps and the Federal Digital System, which allows the public to search for, browse and download official publications from all branches of the government.
The name Government Publishing Office better reflects the services that GPO currently provides and will provide in the future, said Senate Rules and Administration Committee Chairman Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.).
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I wonder how many rounds of ammo the Government Printing Office bought this year.
Their SWAT team needs to train too.
You’d think “Ministry of Truth” would be good enough
It is wonderful to see my Minnesota Senator working on the critical issues of the day. I’d much rather see this renaming issue handled crisply than see the Senate wasting time trying to balance the budget or deal with millions of undocumented illegals in the country.
The country going to hell in a jet-propelled handbasket and THIS is what the Senate is prepared to debate?
The Empire is being destroyed from the inside by socialist hordes and the government is playing tiddlywinks.
I remember my government ID. In fine print it said “Bureau of Engraving and Printing”.
The ineptness of the current crop of leaders in this country is just dumbfounding. The world is burning down around them and all they can think about is changing the name of an office and the directors titles. These fellows are so ignorant that they would not be able to pour water out of a boot, even with the directions written on the sole.
Wilson had the Committee on public information.
If it worked for that progressive scumbag, there’s no reason they shouldn’t resurrect it.
Ministry of Propaganda?
Interesting question. There is a center in Pueblo Colorado that prints and mails brochures. Wonder how many they have laid off.
Four letter word for any fed agency:
We pay these nin-commie-poops good money to represent us and THIS is what they slave over?!?
Glad you’re going into mothballs, Chambliss.
You’re worse than useless and an idiot, to boot. (Saxby wasn’t aware that Bath-House Barry lies CONSISTANTLY until he broke a promise to the senile senator about the Savannah Port .)
THIS is what the Senate is prepared to debate?
Kind of reminds one of the old Roman Senate eh?
We sure have a lot of horse’s ass senators.
Subset of Treasury that prints currency. The GPO prints junk mail and 3000 page obamacare bills.
They don’t need to buy ammo, they melt down the lead type and reload brass used by other agencies.
Thanks, I should have figured that out myself.
Thank you for the best laugh all day.
The present name is fine (unless I get the contract to make all the new signs. Oh, wait, this is Schumer’s bill, so I don’t have a chance)
How about let’s shut the F’n thing down!
They are wasting time on THAT
ZERO FIDDLES WHILE AMERICA BURNS
“Government Propaganda Office.” You don’t even have to change the initials.
Please let me know which congressional office I should send my invoice to, for payment of my $20 million consulting fee on this project.
By all means, with the economy in the sh*tter, illegal immigrants cheek by jowl all over the US, Russia invading Ukraine, and Middle East terrorism rampant, congress has nothing better to do than spend time on this childishness.
I suggest something fancy like “Tass”.
Is the GPO even needed nowadays? Everything is on eforms.
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