Please take a moment to respond to our important new action alert in opposition to H.R. 3699, the Research Works Act. This bill, which was introduced on December 16 by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA-49) and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY-14), would reverse the National Institutes of Health’s popular Public Access Policy, which AALL strongly supports, and prevent other Federal agencies from developing similar policies to provide timely public access to taxpayer-funded research.
Please help ensure that members of the House of Representatives – especially those who sit on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, where the bill has been referred – understand that this bill would be a step in the wrong direction for open access.
Please take action and tell your Representative that the public must have access to research funded by taxpayer dollars.