S. 849 (110th): OPEN Government Act of 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 titles are written by its sponsor.

Overview

Introduced:

Mar 13, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

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.

Sponsor:

Patrick Leahy

Senator from Vermont

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Aug 3, 2007
Length: 20 pages

See Instead:

S. 2488 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Dec 31, 2007

History

Mar 13, 2007
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Apr 12, 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.

Aug 3, 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.

S. 849 (110th) was a 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.

This bill was introduced in the 110th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 3, 2009. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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