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Making Government Operations More Open

Plain Language in Goverment Documents

I support the Plain Writing Act of 2009 currently in the Senate and the Plain Language Act of 2009 currently in the House. Both bills would require that all government documents that convey information about benefits and services be written in plain language. We should extend that bill to include regulatory information as well. Small business (and corporations) often have a difficult time complying with regulations because... more »

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Making Government Operations More Open

Use plain English in all government documents.

Require the use of plain English in documents produced by the federal government. Eliminate the overuse of acronyms, bureaucratic boilerplate language, business-speak (especially in government contracting), legalese, and most importantly - poorly written documents.

 

This proposal does not seek to dumb down the government. Even the most complex ideas and subject matter can be stated in plain English.

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