June 6, 2000
President William Clinton
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, D.C. 20500
Dear Mr. President,
I am writing to follow up on a January 6, 2000 request from Ralph Nader and myself asking that you issue an Executive Order setting procedures for every agency of the federal government to place its contracts on the Internet.
In a February 8, 2000 reply, you stated:
"I understand the concerns that prompted you to write, and I've forwarded your correspondence to my staff in OMB's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs for review."We have unsuccessfully attempted, since February, to arrange a meeting with the OMB's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs about the placing of government contracts on the Internet. OMB's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs has informed us today that they have not received any correspondence from the White House regarding our initial request.
We would like to ask you to forward our Jan. 6, 2000 correspondence concerning the placing of government contracts on the Internet to the OMB's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs for review. We are attaching our January 6 request to you and your reply dated February 8 to this letter.
(signed) James Love
Cc: John Spotila, Administrator, OMB Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
Attached: January 6, 2000, Letter from Ralph Nader and James Love to President Clinton.
February 8, 2000, Letter from President Clinton to Ralph Nader and James Love.