Government Printing Office Law and Legal Definition

Government Printing office is a federal agency of the U.S. government. It was created in 1860. The office prints and publishes federal rules, laws, regulations, and other federal government documents. The office also prints documents produced by the Supreme Court, Congress, executive departments, and independent agencies. The Public Printer, who serves as the head of government printing office, is appointed by the U.S. President with the advice and consent of the Senate. Government printing office is an agency of the legislative branch and not of the executive branch of the Government. [Duncan v. Blattenberger, 141 F. Supp. 513, 515 (D.D.C. 1956)]