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

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.

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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)
Ordered Reported by Committee — Sep 21, 2006


Feb 16, 2005

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H.R. 867 (109th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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