Alliance Applauds Inaugural Congressional Printing Caucus
New Commissioner to Lead Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Senate confirmed the nomination of Dr. Erika L. McEntarfer on January 11, 2024, to serve as Commissioner of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), for a term of four years. This announcement is meaningful to PRINTING United Alliance because it provides an opportunity for the Alliance to further advocate updates to the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes for printing and related services.
House Approved Tax Package Heads to Senate
On January 31, 2024, the House voted 357 to 70 to approve H.R. 7024, the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024, a bipartisan tax framework crafted by House Ways and Means Chair Jason Smith (R-MO) and Senate Finance Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR). H.R. 7024 has enjoyed widespread support and was earlier approved 40 to 3 by the Ways and Means Committee.
GPO Director Testifies on Improving Agency Workflow and Productivity With Artificial Intelligence
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Government Publishing Office’s (GPO) Director Hugh Nathanial Halpern on January 24, 2024 testified before the United States Senate Committee on Rules and Administration about the use of artificial intelligence (AI) at the Agency. The Director outlined GPO’s vision for the role of AI at the Agency and described several ways the Agency already uses AI to improve productivity. The Director hopes to use AI to perform repetitive basic tasks, freeing up teammates to focus on more complex issues and making roles more enticing to young talent.