Throughout the pandemic, Congress has not missed the Congressional Record. Nor have Executive Branch agencies missed the Federal Register. All thanks to the Government Publishing Office.
A surprising number of initiatives from the Truman and Eisenhower administrations and the Congresses of that era remain alive and relevant in today’s government. Now you can find the Congressional Record from the 1950s online. That’s thanks to a digitizing effort by the Government Publishing Office. Laurie Hall, GPO’s acting superintendent of documents, shares the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
An inside look at how the Government Printing Office works on a daily basis, including an audio slideshow of GPO’s printing plant.
Two Senators have proposed a bill reducing the number of printed copies of the Congressional Record in order to reduce the overall deficit.