About the bill
The Research Works Act, 102 H.R. 3699, was a bill that was introduced in the United States House of Representatives at the 112th United States Congress on December 16, 2011, by Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) and co-sponsored by Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY). The bill contained provisions to prohibit open-access mandates for federally funded research and effectively revert the United States' National Institutes of Health Public Access Policy, which requires taxpayer-funded research to be freely accessible online. If enacted, it would have also severely restricted the sharing of scientific data. The bill was referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, of which Issa is the chair. Similar bills were introduced in 2008 and 2009 but have not been enacted since.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 49th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Dec 16, 2011
Length: 3 pages
112th Congress (2011–2013)
This bill was introduced on December 16, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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1 Cosponsor (1 Democrat)
Dec 16, 2011
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H.R. 3699 (112th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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