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Feb 16, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006
This bill was introduced on September 21, 2006, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Senator from Texas
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Last Updated: Sep 21, 2006
Length: 16 pages
A bill to promote accessibility, accountability, and 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.
9/21/2006--Reported to Senate without amendment.Openness Promotes Effectiveness in our National Government Act of 2005 or OPEN Government Act of 2005 - Section3 - Amends the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), ... Read more >
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Civic Impulse. (2015). S. 394 — 109th Congress: OPEN Government Act of 2005. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/109/s394
“S. 394 — 109th Congress: OPEN Government Act of 2005.” www.GovTrack.us. 2005. October 4, 2015 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/109/s394>
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