70 Years of Public Access — Federal Register Celebrates 70th Anniversary

At its winter meeting, Administrative Codes and Registers adopted the following resolution.

Administrative Codes and Registers Section
of the
National Association of Secretaries of State

RESOLUTION

The Administrative Codes and Registers section of the National Association of Secretaries of State hereby recognizes the 70th anniversary of the Federal Register.

On March 14, 2006, the National Archives and Records Administration and the Office of the Federal Register will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the first edition of the Federal Register. The daily Federal Register was created to document the workings of our democracy, ensuring that citizens are well informed about the policies and actions of their government. Accordingly, the Administrative Codes and Register section commends the Office of the Federal Register for seventy years of service to the people of the United States.

The scope and complexity of governmental activity has grown enormously since the Federal Register began publishing in 1936. Now more than ever, we rely on the Federal Register for the accuracy and integrity of official information, for ensuring transparency and accountability of government, and for maintaining our system of checks and balances in administrative rulemaking and constitutional democracy.

For seventy years the Federal Register has been published every business day, without fail, providing indispensable information about the actions of the President, the full and exact text of the proposed and final regulations of Federal agencies, and many other documents that enable the American people to participate in the making of law and policy.

Whereas, the Office of the Federal Register is a charter member of the Administrative Codes and Registers section, the ACR wishes to congratulate the past and present staff of the Federal Register for their dedication and professional skill in this 70th year of publication.

Presented this 3rd day of February 2006,
at the NASS/ACR annual winter
conference in Washington, D.C.

[signed] Dennis Stevenson, President
[signed] Jane Chaffin, Vice President
[signed] Julie Yamaka, Secretary/Treasurer

Best wishes to Raymond Mosley, Director, and the staff at the Office of the Federal Register.

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