Senate Committee Votes Favorably on Public Printer Nomination
The U.S. Senate Rules and Administration Committee voted favorably on the nomination of Public Printer William J. "Bill" Boarman out of committee and to the full Senate for consideration. President Barack Obama renominated Boarman in January. The president appointed Boarman on December 29, 2010, during a recess of the Senate. Boarman has been serving as the chief executive officer of the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) since January 3, 2011. He is the 26th public printer of the United States.
The president originally nominated Boarman to be public printer on April 19, 2010. The Senate Committee on Rules and Administration held a confirmation hearing in May 2010, and Boarman's nomination was reported favorably to the full Senate in July 2010.
With 2,200 employees, the GPO is the federal government's primary resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating and preserving the official information products of the U.S. government in digital and tangible forms. GPO is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the federal government, including U.S. passports for the Department of State as well as the official publications of Congress, the White House, and other federal agencies. In addition to publication sales, GPO provides for permanent public access to federal government information at no charge through GPO's Federal Digital System (www.fdsys.gov) and through partnerships with approximately 1,220 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program.
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