The Federal Register 1936, the US

The Federal Register 1936, the US
Construction of the National Archives and Records Administration building in Washington, D.C., nears completion in September 1934. Two years later, NARA began daily printing of the Federal Register. | The Federal Register 1936, the US

The Federal Register 1936, the US

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882–1945)

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the Government Publishing Office print the Federal Register (FR or Fed. Reg.) every federal working day (GPO).  Proposed and finished administrative agency rules and regulations, as well as policy statements and interpretations of existing rules, are all included in each issue. The journal also publishes notices of public hearings, grant applications, and administrative decrees, as well as presidential documents (such as executive orders). It is utilized by government officials, attorneys, corporations, and anyone who are interested in the federal government’s everyday legal and administrative activity.

The Federal Register had a total of 2,620 pages in its initial year of publication, 1936. In 2017, however, 61,950 pages were added. The GPO stated in April 2018 that it had digitized every issue of the Federal Register published between 1936 and 1994, when the government began publishing the paper both digitally and in print. The Federal Register was digitized by the GPO in 14,587 daily issues, totaling approximately two million pages of text. These digital copies are now accessible through an online archive.

The Federal Register Act was passed in 1935 with the goal of centralizing and standardizing the public dissemination of information regarding federal government matters. On March 14, 1936, the first issue was released. The journal was developed in response to legal challenges to President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal’s 1933 National Industrial Recovery Act, which established executive agencies tasked with regulating industry and the economy. The vast number of new regulations, rules, orders, and codes promulgated during this time made it difficult for government officials, regulated parties, and citizens to keep up.

The Federal Register is described as “the daily journal of the United States government” on its official website. Government officials, attorneys who practice regulatory or administrative law, corporations and organizations that are subject to federal regulation, and others who are interested in federal government issues utilize the publication. The Federal Register, according to the National Archives and Records Administration, covers a wide range of government acts, including environmental, financial, health, trade, and education policy.


The Government Printing Office (1861);

Law Reporting and Legal Publishing (1872);

The United States Code (1926);

The Freedom of Information Act (1966);

The Pentagon Papers (1971);

Administrative Agency Determinations (1984).


The Federal Register 1936, the US

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