H.R. 1615 (114th): DHS FOIA Efficiency Act of 2015

The DHS FOIA Efficiency Act of 2015 would require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop an automated online system for processing information requests submitted under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). It would also require DHS to issue an updated regulation implementing FOIA. The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA1), issued a press release wherein he said ...

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Overview

Introduced:

Mar 25, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 25, 2015 but was never passed by the Senate.

Sponsor:

Buddy Carter

Representative for Georgia's 1st congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Jul 7, 2015
Length: 7 pages

History

Mar 25, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 20, 2015
 
Ordered Reported by Committee

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jun 11, 2015
 
Reported by House Committee on Homeland Security

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Jun 25, 2015
 
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

H.R. 1615 (114th) was a 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.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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