S. 785 (112th): Freedom from Government Competition Act


Apr 12, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 12, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John Thune

Senior Senator from South Dakota



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Last Updated: Apr 12, 2011
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About the bill

Full Title

A bill to require that the Federal Government procure from the private sector the goods and services necessary for the operations and management of certain Government agencies, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

4/12/2011--Introduced.Freedom from Government Competition Act - Requires each executive or military department or independent establishment to obtain all goods and services necessary for or beneficial to the accomplishment of its ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Apr 12, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 785”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


4 cosponsors (4R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Related Bills

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S. 523 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 12, 2013

H.R. 1474 (Related)
Freedom from Government Competition Act of 2011

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 12, 2011

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