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H.R. 852 (106th): Freedom to E-File Act

To require the Department of Agriculture to establish an electronic filing and retrieval system to enable the public to file all required paperwork electronically with the Department and to have access to public information on farm programs, quarterly trade, economic, and production reports, and other similar information.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Ray LaHood

Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 18th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 10, 2000
Length: 7 pages
Feb 25, 1999
106th Congress (1999–2000)
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.


51 Cosponsors (32 Republicans, 19 Democrats)

See Instead

S. 777 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Jun 20, 2000



Feb 25, 1999

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Mar 29, 2000
Ordered Reported

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H.R. 852 (106th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 852. This is the one from the 106th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 106th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 1999 to Dec 15, 2000. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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