* A bill Senator Daniel Moynihan (D-NY) introduced in 1999 in the hopes of transforming the federal government's information classification system was attached to a much-modified version as a rider to the FU2001 Intelligence Authorization Act. The Public Interest Declassification Act (S. 1801) calls for creation of nine-member board charged with promoting openness, supporting congressional oversight of decalssification, and making recommendations to the president on classification policies and practices.
* Rep, Dan Miller (R-FL), chair of the House Subcommittee on the Census, has introduced legislation that would establish a 10-years fixed term for the director of the U.S. Census Bureau. According to Miller the bill would help remove partisan politics from the census and "allow one director to supervise an entire census from planning to implementation."
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|Title Annotation:||federal government regulation bills|
|Publication:||PS: Political Science & Politics|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Dec 1, 2000|
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