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U.S. Healthcare Reform Bill Available on FDsys
As lawmakers and Americans discuss healthcare reform, the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has made available H.R. 3200, America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009, in electronic and printed form. The bill was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives' Energy and Commerce Committee. The authentic electronic version is 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 (www.gpo.gov/fdsys/search/pagedetails.action?granuleId=&packageId=BILLS-111hr3200IH).
FDsys gives the American people a one-stop site to access authentic, published government information. This system allows 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, member of Congress, keyword, and date.
The public can purchase a printed version of the bill at GPO's bookstore:
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 is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the federal government. In addition to publication sales, GPO makes government information available at no cost to the public through GPO Access (www.gpoaccess.gov) and FDsys, and through partnerships with 1,240 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program. For more information, visit www.gpo.gov.
Source: U.S. Government Printing Office
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