Federal Manager's Daily Report

Washington DC - Rayburn congressional office building for the US House of Representatives on Capitol Hill

The House has passed a series of bills aimed at increasing transparency of federal agency operations including:

HR-1582, setting standards for preservation of agency electronic records.

HR-1608, to increase the transparency of federal advisory committees.

HR-1654, to make the Federal Register more readily accessible online while ending a requirement that agencies send paper copies of documents they publish in it.

The House also passed HR-1271, to create a three year pilot program in at least five Veteran Health Administration medical centers to give undergraduates enrolled in pre-health programs the opportunity to gain clinical observation experience in hopes that it will interest them as a career.