House Appropriations Subcommittee Approves GPO's FY 2019 Funding Request

WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives' Subcommittee on Legislative Branch Appropriations approved the U.S. Government Publishing Office's (GPO) full funding request for the fiscal year 2019 Legislative Branch Appropriations bill. At $117 million, GPO's request is $68,000 less compared with funding approved for FY 2018. Since 2010, GPO's appropriations have declined by nearly 21%.

“We commend the GPO for their ability to do more with less,” said Chairman Kevin Yoder during the Subcommittee’s mark-up of the bill. “Their funding has slightly decreased which is a testament to their adoption of technology and extremely hard work.”

“GPO deeply appreciates the House Subcommittee's support as we continue to modernize our operations for Congress, Federal agencies, and the public,” said GPO Acting Deputy Director Andrew M. Sherman.

The FY 2019 request will enable GPO to:

  • meet projected requirements for congressional publishing;
  • fund the operation of the public information programs of the Superintendent of Documents; and
  • develop information technology, including cybersecurity, in systems that support the agency's congressional publishing and public information programs operations.

GPO's FY 2019 Appropriations Request:

GPO’s Appropriations Hearing:

GPO is the Federal Government's official, digital, secure resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government. The GPO is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the Federal Government, including U.S. passports for the Department of State as well as the official publications of Congress, the White House, and other Federal agencies in digital and print formats. GPO provides for permanent public access to Federal Government information at no charge through and partnerships with approximately 1,150 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program, and our secure online bookstore. For more information, please visit

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