March 2012 -
The Research Works Act has been withdrawn by its Congressional sponsors and chief lobbyist-supporter.
See the SPARC Open Access Newsletter, issue #163 for a summary of this issue.
On December 16, 2011, a new bill, "The Research Works Act" (HR 3699) was introduced by Representatives Issa (R-CA) and Maloney (D-NY) and referred to the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The bill would roll back the NIH Public Access Policy and block the development of similar policies at other federal agencies. The complete action alert can be found here.
The Alliance for Taxpayer Access has posted information about the representatives to contact in the House regarding the Research Works Act.
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