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2014 Budget Request: Government Printing Office

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The Government Printing Office would receive a 0.94 percent budget cut when accounting for inflation under the fiscal 2014 budget proposal the Obama administration submitted to Congress April 10.

Close to $80 million of the agency's $128 million budget would go toward congressional printing and binding activities, down about 14 percent from fiscal 2013. That spending depends entirely on how much the House and Senate want printed and bound, which GPO cannot control. Its request is an estimate based on historical data and price changes.

The agency's revolving fund would receive $12.919 million in fiscal 2014, up from about $500,000 in fiscal 2013. GPO is requesting the funding mostly for information technology projects.

About $6.5 million would fund four projects related to FDsys, GPO's system for online access to official government publications. Another $500,000 would fund data center modernization. The revolving fund would also provide $4 million to install a digital bindery line for congressional work, which would replace GPO's 30-year-old adhesive binder.

GPO's request includes $35.823 million for Office of Superintendent of Documents salaries and expenses in fiscal 2014, about the same amount that the agency estimates it will spend in fiscal 2013. The number of employees would remain at 114 (measured as full-time equivalents).

For more:
- download GPO's fiscal 2014 budget justification (.pdf)

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