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 in a previous Congress

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


Michael Turner

Representative for Ohio's 3rd congressional district



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Last Updated: Mar 21, 2012
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About the bill

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.

Summary (CRS)

3/21/2012--Introduced.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 ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 21, 2012

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 4232”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


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

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.


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

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