H.R. 4232 (112th): Restoring Essential Safeguards for a Transparent, Open, and Reliable Executive under FOIA Act

Mar 21, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Michael Turner
Representative for Ohio's 3rd congressional district
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Last Updated
Mar 21, 2012
3 pages

This bill was introduced on March 21, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Mar 21, 2012
Referred to Committee Mar 21, 2012
Full Title

To amend section 552 of title 5, United States Code (popularly referred to as the Freedom of Information Act), to provide that the exemptions to that section shall not apply to matters relating to certain transactions executed by an instrumentality of the Federal Government operating in a commercial manner.


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20 cosponsors (15R, 5D) (show)

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Restoring Essential Safeguards for a Transparent, Open, and Reliable Executive under FOIA Act - Amends the Freedom of Information Act to deny an exemption from disclosure requirements to any instrumentality of the federal government engaging in any transaction:
(1) that results in the United States owning, subscribing to, or otherwise having any interest in the stock or equity of any company, association, or corporation, except for any investments through pension funds; or
(2) in which the instrumentality or its employees or agents execute authority with respect to the federal government's ownership interest in any such company, association, or corporation.

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