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Foster Introduces Legislation to Improve Government Access to Scientific Information

Jul 25, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) introduced H.R. 6501, the Well-Informed, Scientific, and Efficient (WISE) Government Act. The WISE Government Act requires the Government Services Administration to work with the Library of Congress, agency libraries, and government information services to identify ways to make accessing scientific literature more efficient and to identify short and long-term solutions.

“The federal government should be equipped to make well-informed decisions that help grow our economy, promote innovation, and create a better world for hardworking Americans. Agencies need access to up-to-date information, especially scientific literature, to make smart decisions,” Foster said. “The WISE Government Act will help employees at agencies such as the Department of Defense, EPA, State Department, NASA and others access the latest scientific data in an efficient manner.”

Text of the WISE Government Act is available here.