S. 589 (109th): Faster FOIA Act of 2005


Mar 10, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 17, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John Cornyn

Senator from Texas



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Last Updated: Mar 17, 2005
Length: 8 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to establish the Commission on Freedom of Information Act Processing Delays.

Summary (CRS)

3/17/2005--Reported to Senate without amendment.Faster FOIA Act of 2005 - Establishes a 16-member Commission on Freedom of Information Act Processing Delays to conduct a study concerning methods to: (1) reduce ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 10, 2005

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 17, 2005
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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 589”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


5 cosponsors (3D, 2R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

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