A look at the GPO bindery division in 1979.
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A look at the GPO bindery division in 1979.
The GPO team produces today’s Congressional Record. Keep updated on the debates of Congress on govinfo: https://www.govinfo.gov/app/collection/crec/2020/11
GPO is proud to produce the tickets and badges for the Committee on House Administration's New Member Orientation for the 117th Congress.
New Members of the 117th Congress are in Washington, DC for their orientation this week. GPO is proud to produce many materials for Congress, including the New Member Pictorial Directory for the Committee on House Administration.
Feel free to judge our books by their covers … and their pretty marbled edges.
GPO has always been and continues to be very proud to honor those on the team who served and defended the freedoms we all enjoy today. Here are just a few of their names and faces.
"That wall, a symbol of division between East and West, has been dissolved by the East German people's desire for change, for freedom, for control of their future." - Senator George J. Mitchell
This week in 1989, the world was talking about the fall of the Berlin Wall. Check out page 28,364 of the Congressional Record for more of what Congress was saying in the days following the historic event:https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/GPO-CRECB-1989-pt20/pdf/GPO-CRECB-1989-pt20-3.pdf
GPO appreciates the sacrifices of all of our veterans.
This week, we celebrate the GPO teammates who have served our country.
GPO IT Specialist Alexander Quintanilla is currently on his 4th deployment to the Middle East. We eagerly await his return in the summer of 2021. Thank you for your service, Alex!
Today, GPO has nearly 600 veterans on our team helping the agency carry out its mission of Keeping America Informed. Thank you to these men and women for their service.
Happy Veterans Day. Thank you to all our GPO teammates (there are nearly 600) who have served our country, and remember to thank a vet today.
Veterans Day received its official name when President Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 changing Armistice Day to Veterans Day, honoring American veterans of all wars. GPO produced that legislation, and it is now available on GPO's govinfo:https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/STATUTE-68/pdf/STATUTE-68-Pg168.pdf
Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum
A message from GPO Director Hugh Halpern this Veterans Day.
Veterans have been an important part of the GPO team going back to the Civil War. Today, we're thanking these three GPO teammates and all who have served since then.
Happy 245th birthday to U.S. Marine Corps! GPO is grateful to our teammates and to all who have served in the Marines.
Thank you to these GPO teammates who have served our country. We are grateful for your sacrifice.
On this day in 1989, the Berlin Wall fell.
Read what President George H. W. Bush said about it in a question and answer session with reporters on page 1,488 of the Public Papers of the Presidents produced by GPO: https://www.govinfo.gov/app/collection/ppp/president-41_Bush,%20George%20H.%20W./1989/02%21A%21July%201%20to%20December%2031%2C%201989
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
This week, GPO will be recognizing many of our vets who work with us. Thank you to these GPO teammates who have served our country. We are grateful for your sacrifice.
On this day in 1916, Jeannette Rankin of Montana became the first woman to be elected into the United States Congress. Since then, many more have followed in her footsteps. "Women in Congress" reflects the considerable increase in the number of women in Congress during the last decade. Get it now from the GPO Bookstore: https://bit.ly/2uIn0ZB
Happy Friday! Have a great weekend and don't forget to wash your hands like GPO Bookbinder Sarah Hurtt.
Who's hungry?! Throwing it back to GPO's café, where employees would gather on their lunch break.
Feeling stressed? Get outside and take a breather! According to the CDC, it's especially important during the pandemic to take breaks from work to stretch, exercise, or check in with your supportive colleagues, coworkers, family, and friends.
It's Election Day! WRAL TV is offering six ways to spend the day with your kids, including helping them learn about the election process on GPO's Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government:
Tuesday is a big day for the nation, and it offers a great opportunity to teach our kids about how government works and why it's so important for each of us to vote.
GPO welcomes members of the US Army Military District of Washington for a meet and greet and tour of agency presses and marbling area.
GPO teammates, Open Season begins November 9. Have you registered for the virtual Federal Benefits Open Season Fair? The fair will give you the opportunity to view and download plan brochures and connect with program representatives: https://vshow.on24.com/vshow/FVBF20/registration/18051
Happy Halloween from GPO!
"We have gone through a crisis in the stock market."
On this day in 1929, the stock market crashed, marking the beginning of The Great Depression. See President Hoover's remarks on the National Economic Condition on page 366 of the Public Papers of the Presidents: https://bit.ly/2KP3be3
A look at the GPO proofroom in 1992 for your Throwback Thursday.
On this day, the Senate overrode President Wilson's veto of the Volstead Act, establishing the 18th amendment. It prohibited intoxicating beverages. The amendment went into effect in January 1920. See the debates in the Congressional Record produced by GPO on govinfo: https://bit.ly/2z91Nuq
Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum
On this day in 1962, the Cuban Missile Crisis ended. President John F. Kennedy in a statement said of the dismantling of offensive weapons, "This is an important and constructive contribution to peace."
Read his entire remarks on page 875 of the Public Papers of the Presidents on GPO's govinfo: http://bit.ly/2YQJrtA
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Welcome to GPO! We do some pretty neat things here!
Law Library of Congress Signs Preservation Steward Agreement with GPO: https://www.gpo.gov/20-27
The Supreme Court of Ohio Law Library is in the Halloween spirit. 🎃👻They’ve incorporated their publications in their decorations, and Ben is in costume.
This library has been part of the Federal Depository Library Program since 1973.
The GPO team is working this weekend to produce materials for the U.S. Senate’s Saturday and Sunday sessions. You can read this weekend’s debates on govinfo www.govinfo.gov.
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