On Thursday June 17, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) offered a package of amendments to the American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act of 2010. Included in this package was an amendment that would drastically cut funding for executive branch publishing and printing because, according to Coburn, “Nobody reads these. They are all available online.”
We need your help to oppose this amendment.
The Coburn amendment reducing executive branch publishing would have a negative impact on the cost effective printing and binding services procured competitively by the Government Printing Office from thousands of small business printers throughout the country. It would also impact the distribution of important print titles through the Federal Depository Library Program.
Please read our Action Alert for more information and then call your Senators as soon as possible through the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121. Urge your Senators to vote NO on Coburn Amendment No. 4331 related to executive branch printing and publishing.
The American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act of 2010 may be voted on as early as Tuesday, so please take a few minutes to call your Senators now.
Mary Alice Baish
AALL Director of Government Relations