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H.R.946 Plain Language Act of 2009, 111th Congress

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Official Bill Info

  • Latest Action: Oct 13, 2010 Became Public Law No: 111-274.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on September 29, 2010, with a roll call of 341 ayes, 82 nays, and 9 not voting.

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  • 95% of users support H.R.946

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  • H.R.946 has been viewed 9,380 times

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    • On April 06, 2010, by autofyrsto - Without judicial review or legal defenses, this bill is just lip service. I'll support it because it expresses a nice sentiment, but I do not expect it to solve communication problems.

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      As noted by autofyrsto, a user on OpenCongress.org, on April 06, 2010, "Without judicial review or legal defenses, this bill is just lip service. I'll support it because it expresses a nice sentiment, but I do not expect it to solve communication problems."
    • On June 27, 2009, by SilkWhispers - This one needs treated with *extreme* priority with respect to transparent, *accessible* Government and cognition.. More specifically from these Fingertips: Cognitive Disabilities. :)

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      As noted by SilkWhispers, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 27, 2009, "This one needs treated with *extreme* priority with respect to transparent, *accessible* Government and cognition.. More specifically from these Fingertips: Cognitive Disabilities. :)"

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • TaxProf Blog: IRS Delays - December 23, 2010 by How to Beat the Taxman - TaxProf Blog: IRS Must Now Use 'Plain Writing' President Obama yesterday signed HR946, the Plain Writing Act of 2010, which requires all federal agencies—including the IRS —to use ... TaxProf Blog: Follow the IRS on Twitter The IRS ...

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      As noted by How to Beat the Taxman on December 23, 2010, "TaxProf Blog: IRS Must Now Use 'Plain Writing' President Obama yesterday signed HR946, the Plain Writing Act of 2010, which requires all federal agencies—including the IRS —to use ... TaxProf Blog: Follow the IRS on Twitter The IRS ..." (http://howtobeatthetaxman.com/2010/12/taxprof-blog-irs-delays/)
    • Plain Writing Act of 2010 - December 13, 2010 by Ripple Effect Communications, Inc. - April 15, 2008 – HR 3548 Plain Language in Government Communications Act of 2007 passes the House and was never voted on by the Senate; March 17, 2010 – HR 946 passes the House, 386 to 33; September 28, 2010 – HR 946 passes the Senate ...

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      As noted by Ripple Effect Communications, Inc. on December 13, 2010, "April 15, 2008 – HR 3548 Plain Language in Government Communications Act of 2007 passes the House and was never voted on by the Senate; March 17, 2010 – HR 946 passes the House, 386 to 33; September 28, 2010 – HR 946 passes the Senate ..." (http://www.rippleeffect.com/2010/12/14/plain-writing-act-of-2010/)
    • Martin Lewis' Blog… | It's time to explain tax codes in plain English - November 25, 2010 by How to Beat the Taxman - TaxProf Blog: IRS Must Now Use 'Plain Writing' President Obama yesterday signed HR946, the Plain Writing Act of 2010, which requires all federal agencies—including the IRS —to use ... The IRS, College Tax Credits and Congress' Plain ...

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      As noted by How to Beat the Taxman on November 25, 2010, "TaxProf Blog: IRS Must Now Use 'Plain Writing' President Obama yesterday signed HR946, the Plain Writing Act of 2010, which requires all federal agencies—including the IRS —to use ... The IRS, College Tax Credits and Congress' Plain ..." (http://howtobeatthetaxman.com/2010/11/martin-lewis-blog%E2%80%A6-its-time-to-explain-tax-codes-in-plain-english/)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Tax simplification: Congress passes the buck - November 08, 2010 by The Hill (blog) - But it turns out that quietly and unwittingly lawmakers may have finally got it right when they passed the bipartisan “Plain Writing Act of 2010” (HR 946), ...

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      As noted by The Hill (blog) on November 08, 2010, " But it turns out that quietly and unwittingly lawmakers may have finally got it right when they passed the bipartisan “Plain Writing Act of 2010” (HR 946), ... " (http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/economy-a-budget/128351-tax-simplification-congress-passes-the-buck)
    • US Rep. Braley: Obama signs Braley's Plain Language Act - October 13, 2010 by IowaPolitics.com (press release) - Bruce Braley's (D-Iowa) announced today President Barack Obama signed the Plain Writing Act of 2010 (HR 946) into law late Wednesday afternoon. ...

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      As noted by IowaPolitics.com (press release) on October 13, 2010, " Bruce Braley's (D-Iowa) announced today President Barack Obama signed the Plain Writing Act of 2010 (HR 946) into law late Wednesday afternoon. ... " (http://www.iowapolitics.com/index.iml?Article=214548)
    • 'Plain writing' now the rule for federal government - October 12, 2010 by USA Today - Today, President Obama signed the Plain Writing Act of 2010 ( HR 946). Agencies will have to train employees on writing plainly. The law appoints a "plain ...

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      As noted by USA Today on October 12, 2010, " Today, President Obama signed the Plain Writing Act of 2010 ( HR 946). Agencies will have to train employees on writing plainly. The law appoints a "plain ... " (http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2010/10/federal-govt-must-now-use-plain-writing-/1)
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