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Agency Operations Bills Set to Advance

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee plans to advance as soon as today (February 14) bills related to agency operations including:

HR-195, which would limit the distribution of free printed copies of the Federal Register to members of Congress or any offices within the federal government unless requested.

HR-624, to prohibit departments and agencies from including the Social Security number of any individual on any document sent by mail unless deemed necessary.

HR-653, to extend current anti-discriminatory protections afforded to federal employees to interns and applicants for internships.

Also expected to be offered and then immediately approved are bills to require agencies to make information available on their websites for all public communications about proposed regulations or pending regulatory actions; and put into law an executive order which authorizes OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs to conduct government-wide regulatory review, inter-agency coordination, and regulatory planning.