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Feb 11, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on March 31, 2009 but was never passed by the Senate.
Representative for Virginia's 9th congressional district
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Last Updated: Apr 1, 2009
Length: 10 pages
To maintain the free flow of information to the public by providing conditions for the federally compelled disclosure of information by certain persons connected with the news media.
2/11/2009--Passed House without amendment.Free Flow of Information Act of 2009 - Prohibits a federal entity (an entity or employee of the judicial or executive branch or an administrative agency of ... Read more >
The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.
Earlier Version — Passed House
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 2102 (110th).
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Reported by Committee
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The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.
This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 985”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.
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Civic Impulse. (2015). H.R. 985 — 111th Congress: Free Flow of Information Act of 2009. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/111/hr985
“H.R. 985 — 111th Congress: Free Flow of Information Act of 2009.” www.GovTrack.us. 2009. October 5, 2015 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/111/hr985>
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