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AFP Announces Support for Series of Bills to Improve Public Access to Information**

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AFP Announces Support for Series of Bills to Improve Public Access to Information**

03.18.19 06:54 AM

ARLINGTON, Va.*– Americans for Prosperity (AFP) today announced its support for H.R. 1164, H.R. 736, H.R. 1582 and H.R. 1654 – legislation that would increase government transparency and public accessibility to information. Americans for Prosperity Senior Policy Analyst Billy Easley had this to say: “We applaud Congress for taking important steps to make it easier for Americans to access information showing/shining a light on how government is working for the people it represents. More access to information about their government empowers people to engage on issues they care about and hold those in power accountable. We encourage Congress to swiftly pass these important pieces of legislation and bring them to the president for his signature.” Background: H.R. 1164*– Electronic Court Records Reform Act This bill ensures that everyone can access the Public Access to Court Electronic Records System (PACER) for free. PACER is the premiere way for citizens to access federal court documents. Currently, it costs ten cents per page for an individual to access these documents.*While that cost made sense in the early days of the program, it doesn’t make much sense now with the declining costs of data storage. H.R. 736 – *Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act […]

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