H.R. 577, to Require Any Organization that is Established for the Purpose of Raising Funds for the Creation of a Presidential Archival Depository to Disclose the Sources and Amounts of Any Funds Raised: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Government Efficiency, Financial Management and Intergovernmental Relations of the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, First Session ... April 5, 2001

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Page 12 - bring together the records of the past and to house them in buildings where they will be preserved / for the use of men living in the future, a nation must believe in three things. It must "believe in the past. It must believe in the future. It must, above all, believe in the capacity of its people so to learn from the past that they can gain in judgment for the creation of the future.
Page 38 - Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases. Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman.
Page 20 - It also established the National Study Commission on Records and Documents of Federal Officials to make recommendations on the status, disposition, and administration of high government officials.
Page 19 - ... be deposited in the Presidential archival depository so to be created, and of the terms of the proposed deposit; a statement of the additional improvements and equipment, if any, necessary to the satisfactory operation of the depository, together with an estimate of the cost; and an estimate of the annual cost to the United States of maintaining, operating, and protecting the depository. The Administrator may not take title to land, buildings, and equipment or make an agreement, until the expiration...
Page 15 - Mr. Chairman, I want to begin by thanking you for holding this hearing.
Page 40 - Mr. Chairman, and members of the committee, my name is Larry Noble. I am executive director and general counsel of the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan, non-profit research organization that studies money in politics and its impact on elections and public policy. I am also an Adjunct Professor at George Washington University Law School, where I teach a course in campaign finance law.
Page 16 - Truman deplored the loss of presi-| dential papers in the past and said that "such destruction should never again be permitted . . . because the truth behind a President's actions can be found only in his official papers, and every Presidential paper is official."27 In 1949, he deposited some of his presidential films, scripts, and speeches in the National Archives.
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