Bipartisan Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA) Continues to Gain Support in Congress
Good news for supporters of open access to the results of taxpayer funded research this week, as Members of Congress continue to express their support for the proposed legislation.
The most recent news came as additional co-sponsors were added to the bill in both the House and Senate. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) is the latest to co-sponsor FRPAA in the Senate (S. 2096), while on the House side, Reps. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) added their names to the growing roster for lawmakers who support the bill (H.R. 4004).
It's terrific to see that this important bill continues to attract bipartisan support, and to see this issue stay front and center on the Hill. In recent months activity has stayed strong, with a congressional briefing, a subcommittee hearing, and additional progress in attracting co-sponsors. Keep on writing and calling your Congressional representatives – your voice is making a difference!