In late April a bill was to congress by a group of bipartisan Senators: Claire McCaskill, Susan Collins, and Tom Coburn.  This bill, “Plain Writing Act for Regulations of 2012,” hopes to accomplish just what the title indicates- require the regulations use plain writing to increase public understanding and participation in the process. What is plain language? A quick internet search yielded this government definition, “communication your audience can understand the first time they read or hear it. Language that is plain to one set of readers may not be plain to others.”