S. 1 (110th): Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007


Jan 4, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009


Enacted — Signed by the President on Sep 14, 2007

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on September 14, 2007.


Pub.L. 110-81


Harry Reid

Senator from Nevada



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Last Updated: Aug 4, 2007
Length: 42 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to provide greater transparency in the legislative process.

Summary (CRS)

9/14/2007--Public Law.Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007 - TitleI - Closing the Revolving DoorSection101 - Amends the federal criminal code to extend from one to two years the ... Read more >


Jan 4, 2007

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jan 4, 2007
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jan 18, 2007
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

Jan 22, 2007
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Public Print.

Jul 31, 2007
Passed House with Changes

The House passed the bill with changes not in the Senate version and sent it back to the Senate to approve the changes.

Aug 1, 2007
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House (Engrossed) with an Amendment.

Aug 2, 2007
Senate Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Sep 14, 2007
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


17 cosponsors (12D, 4R, 1I) (show)
Jan 10, 2007 5:02 p.m.
Motion to Table Agreed to 56/40
Jan 10, 2007 5:28 p.m.
Motion to Table Agreed to 54/41
Jan 11, 2007 2:32 p.m.
Motion Rejected 25/72
Jan 11, 2007 4:10 p.m.
Motion Agreed to 90/6
Jan 16, 2007 5:35 p.m.
Amendment Agreed to 98/0
Jan 16, 2007 6:17 p.m.
Cloture Motion Agreed to 95/2
Jan 17, 2007 8:59 p.m.
Amendment Agreed to 89/5
Jan 17, 2007 9:24 p.m.
Amendment Agreed to 51/46
Jan 17, 2007 9:58 p.m.
Cloture Motion Rejected 51/46
Jan 18, 2007 9:04 p.m.
Bill Passed 96/2
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Jul 31, 2007 11:57 a.m.
Passed 411/8
Aug 2, 2007 11:53 a.m.
Cloture Motion Agreed to 80/17
On the Motion (Motion to Concur in the Amendment of the House to S.1)
Aug 2, 2007 1:50 p.m.
Motion Agreed to 83/14

Subject Areas
Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

S. 2180 (109th) was a previous version of this bill.

Last Action: Jan 20, 2006

S. 230 (Related)
Lobbying and Ethics Reform Act of 2007

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 9, 2007

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