H.R. 5839: Public Online Information Act of 2016

To establish an advisory committee to issue nonbinding governmentwide guidelines on making public information available on the Internet, to require publicly available Government information held by the executive branch to be made available on the Internet, to express the sense of Congress that publicly available information held by the legislative and judicial branches should be available on the Internet, and for other purposes.

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Jul 14, 2016


Referred to Committee on Jul 14, 2016

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on July 14, 2016, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.


Steve Israel

Representative for New York's 3rd congressional district



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Last Updated: Jul 14, 2016
Length: 24 pages


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Jul 14, 2016

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