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The Center for Plain Language, long-time advocate for plain writing, applauds the U.S. Senate for passing the Plain Writing Act of 2010. The bill requires the federal government to write documents, such as tax returns, federal college aid applications, and Veterans Administration forms in simple language. The Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives in March 2010. The amended Senate bill goes back to the House for final approval. (more…)
Representative Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) reintroduced the Plain Language Act in the House of Representatives on February 10, 2009. Senator Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) reintroduced a similar bill as the Plain Writing Act in the Senate on March 11, 2009.
Both bills would require federal government agencies to write public documents like tax returns, federal college aid applications, web sites, and Veterans Administration forms in simple, easy-to-understand language. (more…)