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.

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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

What is a bill?

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

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 17, 2011
Reported by Committee
Apr 7, 2011
Passed Senate
May 26, 2011
Vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.
Passed House
Jul 29, 2011
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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

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