H.R. 35 (111th): Presidential Records Act Amendments of 2009


Jan 6, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on January 7, 2009 but was never passed by the Senate.


Edolphus “Ed” Towns

Representative for New York's 10th congressional district



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Last Updated: May 19, 2009
Length: 12 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend chapter 22 of title 44, United States Code, popularly known as the Presidential Records Act, to establish procedures for the consideration of claims of constitutionally based privilege against disclosure of Presidential records.

Summary (CRS)

5/19/2009--Reported to Senate amended.Presidential Records Act Amendments of 2009 - Section2 - Amends the Presidential Records Act to require the Archivist of the United States, when making available any presidential ... Read more >

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Jan 6, 2009

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Jan 7, 2009
Passed House

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May 19, 2009
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reported by Senate Committee.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 35”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


5 cosponsors (3D, 2R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass
Jan 7, 2009 12:27 p.m.
Passed 359/58

Related Bills

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H.R. 3071 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Nov 17, 2011

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