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Controversial Healthcare Reform Bill and Debate Now Available on GPO’s Federal Digital System
The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO; www.gpo.gov) has made the healthcare reform bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives available in electronic form. The House floor debate leading up to the passage of the bill can be found in the Congressional Record. The authentic, electronic versions are available on GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys). GPO authenticated the document by digital signature. This signature assures the public that the document has not been changed or altered. A digital signature, viewed through the GPO Seal of Authenticity, verifies the document's integrity and authenticity.
H.R. 3590, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-111hr3590ENR/pdf/BILLS-111hr3590ENR.pdf
H.R. 4872, Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010; www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-111hr4872EH/pdf/BILLS-111hr4872EH.pdf
Direct links to the Congressional Record containing the debate and vote:
FDsys (www.fdsys.gov) provides a one-stop site to authenticated, published government information. This system allows the GPO to receive information from federal agencies in all three branches of government and create a repository for permanent, public access. FDsys offers search capabilities for users such as searching by congressional committee, a member of Congress, keyword, and date.
The GPO is the federal government's primary centralized resource for gathering, cataloging, producing, providing, authenticating, and preserving published U.S. government information in all its forms. GPO makes government information available at no cost to the public through GPO's Federal Digital System and through partnerships with approximately 1,250 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program.
Paula J. Hane
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