H.R. 1211 (113th): FOIA Act


Mar 15, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on February 25, 2014 but was never passed by the Senate.


Darrell Issa

Representative for California's 49th congressional district



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Last Updated: Feb 26, 2014
Length: 31 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend section 552 of title 5, United States Code (commonly known as the Freedom of Information Act), to provide for greater public access to information, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

2/25/2014--Passed House amended.FOIA Oversight and Implementation Act of 2014 or the FOIA ACT - Section2 - Amends the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to:require federal agencies to make disclosable public ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 15, 2013

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Mar 20, 2013
Reported by Committee

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Feb 25, 2014
Passed House

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 1211”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


2 cosponsors (2D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Feb 25, 2014 7 p.m.
Passed 410/0

Related Bills

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H.R. 653 (114th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Mar 25, 2015

S. 2520 (Related)
FOIA Improvement Act of 2014

Passed Senate
Last Action: Dec 8, 2014

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