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Congressman Steve Russell

Representing the 5th District of Oklahoma

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Congressman Russell Cost Cutting Bills Pass House

May 17, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, two of the seven cost cutting bills introduced by Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) this Congress, the Federal Register Printing Savings Act of 2017 and the Federal Agency Mail Management Act of 2017 both passed the House by voice vote.

The Federal Register Printing Savings Act of 2017 prohibits the Government Publishing Office from providing a printed copy of the Federal Register to a Member of Congress or any other office unless the Member or office requests a printed copy of a specific issue, or the Member or office requests a one year subscription of printed copies of the Federal Register. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that enacting this bill would reduce government spending by $1 million annually.

The Federal Agency Mail Management Act of 2017 amends the Presidential and Federal Records Act Amendments of 2014 to clarify that the General Services Administration has responsibility for promoting and recommending efficient mail processing practices among federal agencies.

Cutting government waste has been a core objective of Congressman Russell, whose legislation has cut $4 billion from the federal budget. Congressman Russell has published six editions of his quarterly Waste Watch report, highlighting $300 billion in wasteful government spending.