H.R. 984 (111th): State Secret Protection Act of 2009


Feb 11, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on November 5, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Jerrold Nadler

Representative for New York's 8th congressional district



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Last Updated: Feb 11, 2009
Length: 13 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To provide safe, fair, and responsible procedures and standards for resolving claims of state secret privilege.

Summary (CRS)

2/11/2009--Introduced.State Secret Protection Act of 2009 - Declares that in any civil action brought in federal or state court the government has a privilege to refuse to give information and ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 11, 2009

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Nov 5, 2009
Reported by Committee

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 984”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


27 cosponsors (26D, 1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 5607 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 13, 2008

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