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Mar 13, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on August 3, 2007 but was never passed by the House.
Senator from Vermont
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Last Updated: Aug 3, 2007
Length: 20 pages
Enacted — Signed by the President — Dec 31, 2007
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.
The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.
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Reported by Committee
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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.
This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 849”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.
Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.
Enacted — Signed by the President
Dec 31, 2007
Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 6, 2007
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Civic Impulse. (2016). S. 849 — 110th Congress: OPEN Government Act of 2007. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/110/s849
“S. 849 — 110th Congress: OPEN Government Act of 2007.” www.GovTrack.us. 2007. February 10, 2016 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/110/s849>
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