Washington, DC – Following enactment of the Presidential Transition Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-293), Senate Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Fred Thompson (R-TN) has announced the Committee has created a website to make information on transition planning and activities broadly available.
“Our bipartisan legislation is intended to help the new Administration hit the ground running. And our website should help provide the public with the information about what is taking place as we transition from the current Administration to the next,” Senator Thompson said.
The website, located at http://www.senate.gov/~gov_affairs/transitions/, will provide information about the Presidential Transition Act of 2000 and ongoing Committee work related to the Presidential Transition. The site will also provide links to activities both in and outside the Federal Government to assist the transition. One section of the site will feature reports on management challenges facing the new administration. Oversight of government management is a principal focus of the Governmental Affairs Committee?s responsibility.
The Presidential Transitions Act:
1) Provides for briefings and orientations of those individuals the President-elect intends to nominate to senior executive branch positions;
2) Requires the compilation of a “transitions directory” to provide senior White House staff and prospective appointees with key agency and administrative information, and;
3) Requires the Office of Government Ethics to prepare a report identifying unnecessary reporting and disclosure requirements placed on Executive Branch nominees.
The Committee?s website, http://www.senate.gov/~gov_affairs/transitions/, will help the public access important information beginning now and continuing through the inauguration.
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