Vice President Al Gore Lauds the Launch of Firstgov.Gov (9/22/00)
                              THE WHITE HOUSE

                       Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release                              Contact: James E.
Friday, September 22, 2000                                       (202)

                       VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE LAUDS
                        THE LAUNCH OF FIRSTGOV.GOV

     Vice President Al Gore today hailed the new Internet web
site as a giant step forward in bringing government closer to the American

     "This new site is a powerful tool for restoring trust in government's
more basic mission ? to help, serve, listen, and respond to the American
people," Vice President Al Gore said.

     "It's also a major development on the road to creating a comprehensive
electronic government that citizens will be able to access 24 hours a day,
seven days a week ? where and when they need it," Gore continued. "I want
to commend Eric Brewer for developing and donating the power search engine
that made this possible, as well as, GSA, our National Partnership for
Reinventing Government, and all those in government and the private sector
who helped us get the site up and running."

     President Clinton officially unveiled on September 22.
It is the first-ever U.S. Government web site that provides the public with
easy, one-stop access to all federal government online information and
services.  This web site ? located at  -- provides a
single online information portal that will connect Americans with
information and resources from all 27 million federal agency web pages.


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