H.R. 3071 (112th): Presidential Records Act Amendments of 2011


Sep 29, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on November 17, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Edolphus “Ed” Towns

Representative for New York's 10th congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 29, 2011
Length: 7 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend chapter 22 of title 44, United States Code, popularly known as the Presidential Records Act, to establish procedures for the consideration of claims of constitutionally based privilege against disclosure of Presidential records.

Summary (CRS)

9/29/2011--Introduced.Presidential Records Act Amendments of 2011 - Amends the Presidential Records Act to require the Archivist of the United States, upon determining to make available any presidential record not previously ... Read more >

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Sep 29, 2011

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Nov 17, 2011
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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 3071”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


16 cosponsors (16D) (show)
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H.R. 35 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Passed House
Last Action: Jan 7, 2009

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