About the bill
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, “DHS has an abysmal record when it comes to FOIA requests.” The bill has been reported by committee and may head to a House vote next.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Georgia's 1st congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jul 7, 2015
Length: 7 pages
Mar 25, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017
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.
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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