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That sad little scrap of paper

Curiosity aroused by the recent farm bill printing error, Slate inquired into how Congress sends a bill to the President for approval, in a piece entitled "Does Congress E-mail the President?" No, it is not by e-mail; the proposed laws are still printed by hand, on a parchment-like paper even. For the printing, they are prepared using the Extensible Markup Language (XML), and sent over to the Government Printing Office via the File Transfer Protocol (FTP). Now you know.

Posted by Joab Jackson on May 22, 2008 at 9:39 AM


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