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

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

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

Progress
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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Cosponsors
20 cosponsors (15R, 5D) (show)
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House Oversight and Government Reform

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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 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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