H.R. 946 (111th): Plain Writing Act of 2010


Feb 10, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 13, 2010

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 13, 2010.


Pub.L. 111-274


Bruce Braley

Representative for Iowa's 1st congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 1, 2010
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About the bill

Full Title

To enhance citizen access to Government information and services by establishing that Government documents issued to the public must be written clearly, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

Plain Writing Act of 2010 - Requires the head of each executive agency to:(1) designate one or more senior officials within the agency to oversee the agency's implementation of this ... Read more >


Feb 10, 2009

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 4, 2010
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.

Mar 17, 2010
Passed House

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

Sep 27, 2010
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Sep 29, 2010
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Oct 13, 2010
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 946”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


10 cosponsors (8D, 2R) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Mar 17, 2010 4:54 p.m.
Passed 386/33
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Concur in the Senate Amendments
Sep 29, 2010 11:44 p.m.
Passed 341/82

Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

S. 574 (Related)
Plain Writing Act of 2009

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Apr 1, 2009

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