S. 627 (112th): Faster FOIA Act of 2011


Mar 17, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013


Passed House & Senate on Jul 29, 2011

This bill was passed by Congress on July 29, 2011 but was not enacted before the end of its Congressional session. (It is possible this bill is waiting for the signature of the President.)


Patrick Leahy

Senior Senator from Vermont



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Last Updated: Jul 29, 2011
Length: 58 pages

See Instead:

S. 1466 (same title)
Passed Senate — Aug 1, 2011

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to establish the Commission on Freedom of Information Act Processing Delays.

Summary (CRS)

7/29/2011--Passed House amended.Budget Control Act of 2011 - TitleI - Ten-Year Discretionary Caps with SequesterSection101 - Amends the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act) to ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 17, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Apr 7, 2011
Reported by Committee

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May 26, 2011
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Jul 29, 2011
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Jul 29, 2011
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House (Engrossed) with an Amendment.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 627”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


3 cosponsors (2D, 1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Jul 29, 2011 6:25 p.m.
Passed 218/210
Jul 29, 2011 8 p.m.
Motion to Table Agreed to 59/41
Jul 31, 2011 1:01 p.m.
Cloture Motion Rejected 50/49

Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

S. 3111 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Passed Senate
Last Action: May 5, 2010

S. 1466 (Related)
Faster FOIA Act of 2011

Passed Senate
Last Action: Aug 1, 2011

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