H.R. 4098 (111th): Secure Federal File Sharing Act


Nov 17, 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 March 24, 2010 but was never passed by the Senate.


Edolphus “Ed” Towns

Representative for New York's 10th congressional district



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Last Updated: Mar 25, 2010
Length: 8 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To require the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to issue guidance on the use of peer-to-peer file sharing software to prohibit the personal use of such software by Government employees, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

3/24/2010--Passed House amended.Secure Federal File Sharing Act - Requires the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to issue guidance to:(1) prohibit the download, installation, or use by ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Nov 17, 2009

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Mar 4, 2010
Reported by Committee

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Mar 24, 2010
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 4098”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


11 cosponsors (10D, 1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Mar 24, 2010 3:46 p.m.
Passed 408/13

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