Summary: H.R.4081 — 103rd Congress (1993-1994)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.4081. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (03/17/1994)

Establishes the Congressional Office for Public Opinion Research and Assessment to set out research priorities and methods for choosing research topics.

Requires the Board of the Office to establish an Advisory Council to advise the Board on research priorities and methods which are the most promising and cost effective to pursue and to keep itself informed on the state-of-the-art of opinion research (including such developments as interactive television, electronic fora and town meetings, computer network conferencing, and all methods for enhancing democracy in this country).

Requires the Director of the Office to set up an expert, ad hoc panel for each survey to assist in design and analysis. Requires a report to be prepared at the conclusion of each survey including a master questionnaire containing the questions as asked, with frequencies or percentage responses and an analysis prepared by the advisory panel with the assistance of in-house or contractor personnel. Requires the survey, along with its data, to be made public to the news media and to organizations and individuals specializing in public policy or opinion.

Makes FY 1994 appropriations for the Office. Rescinds specified appropriations earmarked for official mail costs in the Senate and for such costs, salaries, and expenses earmarked for the House of Representatives for FY 1994.