White House Unveils ‘E-Budget’ Initiative

WHITE HOUSE (AP) — President Bush’s budget will soon arrive on Capitol Hill, but not as bulky as it usually is.

The White House says it’s going paperless when it submits the fiscal 2009 budget February 4th. It’s a move aimed at saving money for taxpayers, and saving the lives of some trees.

Instead of printing 3,000 free copies of the budget to give out to the media, lawmakers, the White House and Cabinet, the 2,200-page budget will be online.

The White House budget director says the move will save nearly 20 tons of paper or roughly 480 trees.

Those nostalgic for paper will still be able to buy copies of the four-volume budget from the Government Printing Office.