The Government Printing Office announced Wednesday an effort to accommodate lawmakers who may want to do more of their reading online.
The GPO prints the Congressional Record, Congressional Record Index, the Federal Register, the Federal Register Index and the Code of Federal Regulations and regularly distributes them to Members’ and committee offices.
The documents are also available online, and the GPO is adding an electronic order form that allows Members to customize which print copies they receive and the number of copies they would like delivered.
The electronic form was created in response to an online survey the GPO conducted in May to assess lawmakers’ printing and delivery needs. Spokesman Gary Somerset said the survey has already lead the GPO to reduce its printing of the Congressional Record by 400 copies daily.
The survey yielded a 50 percent response rate, and Somerset said the GPO is following up with offices that did not participate to further evaluate lawmakers’ needs.
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