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.

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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

What is a bill?

The “S.” in “S. 2488” means this is a Senate bill in the United States Congress. A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


Dec 14, 2007
Passed Senate
Dec 14, 2007
Vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.
Passed House
Dec 18, 2007
Vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.
Enacted — Signed by the President
Dec 31, 2007


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 votes related to this bill.

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