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94th Congress

2d Session

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JOINT COMMITTEE PRINT

GOVERNMENT IN THE SUNSHINE ACT—S. 5

(PUBLIC LAW 94 409)

SOURCE BOOK: LEGISLATIVE HISTORY, TEXTS,

AND OTHER DOCUMENTS

COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

UNITED STATES SENATE

AND THE

COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

DECEMBER 1976

Printed for the use of the Committee on Government Operations, United States Senate, and the Committee on Government Operations,

House of Representatives

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

80-4590

WASHINGTON : 1976

For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office

Washington, D.C. 20402 · Price $6.60 cents

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

JACK BROOKS, Texas, Chairman

FRANK HORTON, New York
LR FOUNTAIN, North Carolina
JOHN E. MOSS, California

JOHN N. ERLENBORN, Minois
DANTE B. FASCELL, Florida

JOHN W. WYDLER, New York WILLIAM S. MOORHEAD, Pennsylvania CLARENCE J. BROWN, Ohio WMJ. RANDALL, Missouri

GILBERT GUDE, Maryland BENJAMIN 8. ROSENTHAL, New York PAUL N. MCCLOSKEY, JR., California JIM WRIGHT, Texas

SAM STEIGER, Arizona PERNAND J. ST GERMAIN, Rhode Island GARRY BROWN, Michigan FLOYD V. KICKS, Washington

CHARLES THONE, Nebraska DON FUQUA, Florida

ALAN STEELMAN, Texas JOHN CONYERS, JR., Michigan

JOEL PRITCHARD, Washington BELLA 8. ABZUG, New York

EDWIN B. FORSYTHE, New Jersey JAMES V. STANTON, Ohio

ROBERT W. KASTEN, JR., Wisconsin LEO J. RYAN, California

WILLIS D. GRADISON, JR., Ohio
CARDISS COLLINS, Illinois
JOHN L, BURTON, California
RICHARDSON PREYER, North Carolina
ROBERT F. DRINAN, Massachusetts
EDWARD MEZVINSKY, Iowa
BARBARA JORDAN, Texas
GLENN ENGLISH, Oklahoma
ELLIOTT H. LEVITAS, Georgia
DAVID W. EVANS, Indiana
ANTHONY MOFFETT, Connecticut
ANDREW MAGUIRE, New Jersey
LES ASPIN, Wisconsin

WILLIAM M. JONES, General Counsel

JOHN E. Moore, Staff Administrator
William H. COPENHAVER, Associate Counsel

LYNNE HIGGIN BOTHAM, Clerk
J. P, CARLBON, Minority Counsel

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION AND INDIVIDUAL Rights SUBCOMMITTEE

BELLA S. ABZUG, New York, Chairwoman
LEO J. RYAN, California

SAM STEIGER, Arizona
JOHN CONYERS, JR., Michigan

CLARENCE J. BROWN, Ohio
JOHN E. MOSS, California

PAUL N. MCCLOSKEY, JR., Callfornia
MICHAEL HARRINGTON, Massachusetts
ANDREW MAGUIRE, New Jersey
ANTHONY MOFFETT, Connecticut

Ex OFFICIO
JACK BROOKS, Texas

FRANK HORTON, New York
TIMOTHY H. INGRAM, Staff Director

Eric L. HIRSCHHORN, Counsel
ROBERT S. FINK, Professional Staf Member
THEODORE J. JACOBS, Professional Stall Member
MARILYN HAFT, Professional Staf Member

ANITA WIESMAN, Clerk
MAURA FLAHERTY, Secretary

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

JACK BROOKS, Texas, Chairman L, H, FOUNTAIN, North Carolina

FRANK HORTON, New York JOHN E, MOSS, California

JOIN N. ERLENBORN, Illinois DANTE B, FASCELL., Florida

JOHN W. WYDLER, New York WILLIAM S, MOORHEAD, Pennsylvania CLARENCE J. BROWN, Ohio WM, J. RANDALL, Missouri

GILBERT GUDE, Maryland BENJAMIN 8. ROSENTHAL, New York PAUL N. MCCLOSKEY, JR., California JIM WRIGHT, Texas

SAM STEIGER, Arizona PURNAND J. ST GERMAIN, Rhode Island GARRY BROWN, Michigan FLOYD V, HICKS, Washington

CHARLES THONE, Nebraska DON FUQUA, Florida

ALAN STEELMAN, Texas JOHN CONYERS, JR., Michigan

JOEL PRITCHARD, Washington BELLA S, ABZUG, New York

EDWIN B, FORSYTHE, New Jersey JAMIOS V. STANTON, Ohio

ROBERT W. KASTEN, JR., Wisconsin LEO J. RYAN, California

WILLIS D. GRADISON, JR., Ohio
CANDI88 COLLINS, Minols
JOHNL. BURTON, California
RICHARDSON PREYER, North Carolina
ROBERT F. DRINAN, Massachusetts
EDWARD MEZVINSKY, Iowa
BARBARA JORDAN, Texas
GLENN ENGLISII, Oklahoma
PLLIOTT H, LEVITAS, Georgia
DAVID W, EVANS, Indiana
ANTHONY MOFFETT, Connecticut
ANDREW MAGUIRE, New Jersey
LES ASPIN, Wisconsin

WILLIAM M. JONES, General Counsel

JOHN E. MOORE, Staj Administrator
WILLIAM H. COPENHAVER, Associate Counsel

LYNNE HIGGINBOTHAM, Clerk
J. P, CARLSON, Minority Counsel

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION AND INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS SUBCOMMITTEE

BELLA S. ABZUG, New York, Chairwoman LEO J. RYAN, California

SAM STEIGER, Arizona JOHN CONYERS, JR., Michigan

CLARENCE J, BROWN, Ohio JOHN 29, MOSS, California

PAUL N. MCCLOSKEY, Jr., California MICHAEL HARRINGTON, Massachusetts ANDREW MAGUIRE, New Jersey ANTHONI MOFFETT, Connecticut

Ex OFFICIO

JACK BROOKS, Texas

FRANK HORTON, New York
TIMOTHY H, INGRAM, Staff Director

ERIC L. HIRSCH HORN, Counsel
ROARRT S. FINK, Professional Staff Member
THRODORE J. Jacoas, Professional Stall Member
MARILYN HAFT, Professional Staff Member

ANITA WIRSMAN, Olerk
MAURA FLAHÅRTY, Seoretary

PREFACE

This compilation of materials relating to the legislative history of Public Law 94-409, the Government in the Sunshine Act, summarizes the four-year legislative activity behind the statute providing that meetings of certain Executive Branch agencies be open to public scrutiny.

Chis sourcebook was prepared for the Senate Committee on Government Operations and the House Committee on Government Operations by Dr. Harold C. Relyea, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, at the direction of the staff of the Committees.

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PREFACE

This compilation of materials relating to the legislative history of Public Law 94-409, the Government in the Sunshine Act, summarizes the four-year legislative activity behind the statute providing that meetings of certain Executive Branch agencies be open to public scrutiny.

This sourcebook was prepared for the Senate Committee on Government Operations and the House Committee on Government Operations by Dr. Harold C. Relyea, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, at the direction of

the staff of the Committees.

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