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
Length: 3 pages

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.

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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

What is a bill?

The “H.R.” in “H.R. 946” means this is a House of Representatives 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.


Feb 10, 2009
Reported by Committee
Mar 4, 2010
Passed House
Mar 17, 2010
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Passed Senate with Changes
Sep 27, 2010
Vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.
House Agreed to Changes
Sep 29, 2010
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Enacted — Signed by the President
Oct 13, 2010


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

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