In May two United States senators, John Cornyn and Joseph Lieberman, introduced the Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA) of 2006. FRPAA would require all US government agencies that fund over $100 million in research per year to support open access publication of any resulting research.
Library organizations immediately announced support for FRPAA. Today a consortium of consumer groups, coordinated by the Alliance for Taxpayer Access, announced their support as well. Momentum for open access continues to grow.