Press Release: Sen. Tester introduces Public Online Information Act

March 17, 2017 1:10 AM

From the press release:

U.S. Senator Jon Tester is shining more light on the federal government by increasing transparency of public records.

Tester introduced the Public Online Information Act, which will make all public records from the Executive Branch permanently available on the Internet in a searchable database at no cost to constituents.

Tester's bill, which covers all documents generated, updated, or released after the bill's enactment, would also establish an independent, bipartisan watchdog to issue guidelines for making public information accessible online.

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