Coburn, Kohl Introduce the Congressional Record Printing Savings Act

Senators Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Herb Kohl (D-WI) have introduced the Congressional Record Printing Savings Act today, according to a press release.

It would “save taxpayers up to $8 million by requiring the Government Printing Office to limit excessive printing of the Congressional Record.”

The GPO annually spends over $8 million to print hard copies of the Congressional Record that are rarely used since these documents have been digitally available since 1994.  Approximately 4,551 copies of the Congressional Record are printed daily at the cost of roughly $240 per original page. The Congressional Record Printing Savings Act would require that the distribution of the printed edition is limited to archival purposes and those copies explicitly requested by the Vice President or Members of Congress.

Bill text is linked here.

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