As your Representative, I have fought to make dealing with the federal government more accessible and transparent to the American people. I have long championed the Plain Writing Act, which passed into law and requires federal agencies to write forms and other public documents in simple, easy-to-understand language. Recently, I have joined with Representatives Seth Moulton and Mark Meadows to introduce a piece of bipartisan legislation that takes another step in making communications with federal agencies easier for the American people. The bipartisan TL;DR Act (“Too Long; Didn’t Read” Act) would require federal agencies to place important actions, including when constituents are allowed, or required, to complete an action item, at the beginning of any communications with constituents. The clearly marked section at the top of the communication will include the following information: • The action item; • If a response is required or optional; • The deadline, if applicable; • How to complete the action item; and • The agency’s contact information For years folks have been bogged down by bureaucratic gibberish and it is past time to take steps for the federal government to more clearly communicate with the public. By providing clear and concise information at the top of any correspondence to the public, the federal government is increasing transparency and acting to best serve the American people. The federal government has a responsibility to provide clear communication to the American people. It should be a top priority. I am pleased to work in a bipartisan fashion to continue to simplify the way Americans interact with their government. Sincerely,  Dave Loebsack Iowa's Second District

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