H.R. 867 (109th): OPEN Government Act of 2005


Feb 16, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 16, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Lamar Smith

Representative for Texas's 21st congressional district



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Last Updated: Feb 16, 2005
Length: 14 pages

See Instead:

S. 394 (same title)
Reported by Committee — Sep 21, 2006

About the bill

Full Title

To promote openness in Government by strengthening section 552 of title 5, United States Code (commonly referred to as the Freedom of Information Act), and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

2/16/2005--Introduced.Openess Promotes Effectiveness in our National Government Act of 2005 or OPEN Government Act of 2005 - Amends the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to prohibit a Federal agency from ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 16, 2005

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 867”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


31 cosponsors (27D, 4R) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.


There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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