S. 2488 (110th): OPEN Government Act of 2007


Dec 14, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009


Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 31, 2007

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 31, 2007.


Pub.L. 110-175


Patrick Leahy

Senator from Vermont



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Last Updated: Dec 20, 2007
Length: 8 pages

About the bill

Full Title

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.

Summary (CRS)

Openness Promotes Effectiveness in our National Government Act of 2007 or the OPEN Government Act of 2007 - Amends the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to revise requirements for federal ... Read more >


Dec 14, 2007

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Dec 14, 2007
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 18, 2007
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 31, 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. 2488”). 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 (10D, 6R, 1I) (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.

Related Bills

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

S. 2427 (Related)
OPEN Government Act of 2007

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 6, 2007

S. 849 (Related)
OPEN Government Act of 2007

Passed Senate
Last Action: Aug 3, 2007

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