Today, Senator Jon Tester reintroduced The Public Online Information Act (POIA) a bill that would take already public government information out of file cabinets and put it online in user friendly formats.
In the Internet era, something cannot be considered public unless it is online. Unfortunately, some of the most important information held by government agencies is hard to access. POIA brings the federal government into the 21st century by enabling the public to access information quickly with just a few key strokes. It also brings together all three branches of government to determine the best ways to make information public.
POIA is common sense legislation that should be embraced by Members of Congress who support an efficient, transparent government.