Plain language bill heads to Obama's desk

A bill meant to simplify convoluted language found in federal documents passed out of Congress and is headed to the White House.

If signed into law, the Plain Writing Act of 2010 would require federal publications, forms and other publically distributed documents to be written in a "clear, concise, well-organized" manner. The act would not apply to regulations.

The bill moves to President Barak Obama's desk with strong bipartisan support, having cleared the Senate Sept. 27 unanimously and the House Sept. 29 in a 341-82 vote. At deadline, the bill had not yet been signed into law.

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