Coburn, Kohl look to chip away at printing costs

Under the bill, copies of the Congressional Record would be printed only for archives or if specifically asked for by the vice president or lawmakers. 

A spokesman for the GPO said the office's initial evaluation of the measure found it would likely save less than its sponsors had said and that the office was now printing 3,720 copies of the Congressional Record, down from almost 20,000 in 1994.

In January, the House approved, by a vote of 399-0, a bill that would stop the automatic printing of legislative measures for congressional offices. Coburn and Sen. Mark WarnerMark WarnerOvernight Cybersecurity: Senators tout progress on Russia probe | Trump pressed to secure critical infrastructure | House beefs up cellphone security Dem: House intel feud an 'embarrassment' Overnight Finance: Dems seek probe of acting SEC chief | Defense hawks say they won't back short-term funding | Senate seen as start point for Trump infrastructure plan | Dems want more money for IRS MORE (D-Va.) have introduced a Senate version of that legislation, on to which 13 other senators have also signed.