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Rep. Waxman, 2 Others File Bill to Preserve Government E-Mails

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Three House Democrats have filed a bill designed to ensure that e-mails of the White House and federal agencies are preserved and archived. The Electronic Communications Preservation Act, HR 5811, directs the Archivist of the United States to establish standards for the capture, management, retrieval, and preservation of White House e-mails and other electronic communications, and to certify whether the White House e-mail preservation system meets these standards. The bill was filed by Rep. Henry Waxman, D-CA, Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-MO, and Rep. Paul Hodes, D-NH. (4/16/08)