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Mar 15, 2013
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.
Representative for California's 49th congressional district
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Last Updated: Feb 26, 2014
Length: 31 pages
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.
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Reintroduced Bill — Passed House
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 653.
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.
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Last Action: Jan 11, 2016
Last Action: Dec 8, 2014
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Civic Impulse. (2016). H.R. 1211 — 113th Congress: FOIA Act. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr1211
“H.R. 1211 — 113th Congress: FOIA Act.” www.GovTrack.us. 2013. February 14, 2016 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr1211>
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