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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik

Representing the 21st District of New York

Stefanik Introduces Important Transparency Legislation

June 15, 2016
Press Release
EDIT Act Opens Legislative Process to the Public

Washington, D.C. –Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) introduced the Establishing Digital Interactive Transparency (EDIT) Act. The EDIT Act will instruct the Library of Congress to open up the legislative process by implementing a track changes style system for Congress.gov.

“One of my most important commitments to families across the North Country is to be accessible and transparent,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “As lawmakers, we must work to give our constituents more access to the work they send us here to do. That is why I have introduced the EDIT Act -- commonsense legislation that will allow the American public to see at what stage in the process changes are made to legislation they are following.

“We live in an age of limitless information and technology that is never further than your pocket -- we should use these tools to provide the American people more open, transparent access to our work in Congress.”

This legislation instructs the Librarian of Congress to ensure that each version of a bill or resolution that is made available on Congress.gov is presented in a manner which permits the viewer to follow and track online, within the same document, any changes made from previous versions of the bill or resolution. Click here for text of the legislation.

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