GENERAL: The Government Printing Office Wide Information Network for Information. SOME ACTION ON YOUR PART IS NEEDED!!!

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Gateway/WINDO - SEPTEMBER ALERT

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Re: S. 2813, the GPO Gateway to Government
H.R. 2772, the GPO Wide Information Network for Data Online
(WINDO)
(two bills that would provide one-stop-shopping *online*
public access to federal information systems and databases)
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September 14, 1992

BACKGROUND

Congress is considering two bills (S. 2813; hr 2772) that would
require the Government Printing Office (GPO) to provide one-stop-
shopping *online* public access to federal information systems
and databases. (For a fact sheet or copies of the bills, send an
email message to [email protected]). Joint House and Senate
hearings were held on July 23, 1992. To become law, the bills
must be approved by the House Administration and Senate Rules
Committees, and then be approved by the full House and Senate.

THE SCOOP

On September 10, the Senate Rules committee canceled a scheduled
mark-up of S. 2813, the Senate version of the Gateway/WINDO
legislation. The official reason for the cancellation was the
death of Senator Burdick. Unofficially, the problems have been
attributed to house republicans, led by Newt Gingrich, who have
threatened to oppose passage of a bill sponsored by Senator Gore,
due to the presidential campaign. The alternative strategy is to
the move the house bill first, thereby deemphasizing Senator
Gore's role. If any bill moves this year it is likely to be a
substitute for HR 2772, cosponsored by ranking republicans on the
House Administration Committee.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Clearly time is running out. The most important thing that you
can do is contact your congressional representative and ask them
to urge the congressional leadership to move these bills. It is
particularly important to contact members of the House of
Representatives, including the House leadership and republicans
on the House Administration Committee. The names, telephone
numbers and address for key legislators are given below.


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Congressional Target List
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Committee on House Administration,
U.S. House of Representatives

Representative State/District Phone Major Cities

DEMOCRATS

Charlie Rose NC-7 225-2731 Fayetteville/Wilmington
Frank Annunzio IL-11 225-6661 Chicago
Joseph Gaydos PA-20 225-4631 McKeesport
Leon Panetta CA-16 225-2861 Monterey/Salinas
Al Swift WA-2 225-2605 Bellingham/Everett
Mary Rose Oakar OH-20 225-5871 Cleveland
Bill Clay MO-1 225-2406 St. Louis
Sam Gejdenson CT-2 225-2076 Norwich/Middletown
Joe Kolter PA-4 225-2565 Beaver Falls/Butler
Martin Frost TX-24 225-3605 Dallas
Tom Manton NY-9 225-3965 Sunnyside
Marty Russo IL-3 225-5736 Chicago
Steny Hoyer MD-5 225-4131 Landover/PG County
Gerald Kleczka WI-4 225-4572 Milwaukee
Dale Kildee MI-7 225-3611 Flint


REPUBLICANS

Bill Thomas CA-20 225-2915 Bakersfield/Pismo Beach
Bill Dickerson AL-2 225-2901 Montgomery
Newt Gingrich GA-6 225-4501 Atlanta
Pat Roberts KS-1 225-2715 Dodge City/Salina
Paul Gilmor OH-5 225-6405 Bowling Green/Sandusky
James Walsh NY-27 225-3701 Syracuse
Mickey Edwards OK-5 225-2132 Oklahoma City
Bob Livingston LA-1 225-3015 Slidell/Metairie
Bill Barrett NE-3 225-6435 Scotsbluff/Grand Island

HOUSE LEADERSHIP

Thomas Foley WA-5 225-2006 Spokane/Walla Walla
Robert Michael IL-18 225-6201 Peoria
Richard Gephardt MO-3 225-2671 St. Louis
Joe Moakely MA-9 225-8273 Boston


Mail to House Members should be addressed:

The Honorable ______________
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515



Committee on Rules and Administration
U.S. Senate

Senator State Phone

DEMOCRATS

Wendell Ford KY 224-4343
Claiborne Pell RI 224-4642
Robert Bryd WV 224-3954
Daniel Inouye HI 224-3934
Dennis DeConcini AZ 224-4521
Al Gore TN 224-4944
Daniel Moynihan NY 224-4451
Christopher Dodd CT 224-2823
Brock Adams WA 224-2621

REPUBLICANS

Ted Stevens AK 224-3004
Mark Hatfield OR 224-3753
Jesse Helms NC 224-6342
John Warner VA 224-2023
Bob Dole KS 224-6521
Jake Garn UT 224-5444
Mich McConnell KY 224-2541


SENATE LEADERSHIP

George Mitchell ME 224-5344


Mail to Senators should be addressed:

The Honorable ____________
U.S. Senate
Washington, DC 20510

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Ardmore, PA 19003
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