House Votes for Cuts to FDsys
H.R. 2551, passed by the House of Representatives, would eliminate funding for GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys).
"Kirsten Clark, the regional depository librarian at the University of Minnesota and the chair of ALA's Government Documents Round Table, said the bill and the subsequent House report betrayed a lack of understanding of the GPO's role as a "great equalizer," that provides everybody access to "the same key documents of our democracy."
To learn more about this development, review:
- Bill Passed by House Would Provide No Money for GPO's Federal Digital System, Sharply Cuts Other Information Resources
- Government Information in Peril: Librarians need to work now to preserve the GPO Federal Digital System.
by Amy Crowder
LLAW Government Relations Chair