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.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 49th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Feb 26, 2014
Length: 31 pages
113th Congress (2013–2015)
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.
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2 Cosponsors (2 Democrats)
What legislators are saying
“Issa Statement on House Passage of Unfunded Mandates and Regulatory Transparency Bills”
— Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA50] (Sponsor) on Feb 28, 2014
Mar 15, 2013
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Mar 20, 2013
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Feb 25, 2014
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.
Jan 11, 2016
Reintroduced Bill — Passed House (Senate next)
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 653 (114th).
H.R. 1211 (113th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1211. This is the one from the 113th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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FOIA Act, H.R. 1211, 113th Cong. (2013).
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