E-Government Bill to Get Full Committee Vote
March 20, 2002
he E-Government Act (S.803) introduced by Senators Joseph Lieberman (D-CT) and Conrad Burns (R-MT) will be marked-up on Thursday morning, March 21, by the full Senate Governmental Affairs Committee. The bill has undergone revisions following extensive negotiations among the sponsors, the Committee and the Bush Administration. While there have been reports that certain controversial provisions, such as the creation of an appointed Federal Chief Information Officer, were dropped or revised, the sections on access to government information and privacy that CDT has supported are expected to remain in the bill.