Feb 2, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017
Enacted — Signed by the President on Jun 30, 2016
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on June 30, 2016.
Senior Senator from Texas
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Last Updated: Jun 17, 2016
Length: 8 pages
About the bill
A bill to improve the Freedom of Information Act.
Fifty years ago, the Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA, was enacted to give the public a right to access records held by the executive branch that, although not classified, were not otherwise available to them.
However, in recent years, the government has increasingly used loopholes and other tactics to deny, delay, or redact the disclosure of information under the ...
This is the first step in the legislative process.
Reported by Committee
A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.
The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.
The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.
Enacted — Signed by the President
The President signed the bill and it became law.
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Civic Impulse. (2016). S. 337 — 114th Congress: FOIA Improvement Act of 2016. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/s337
“S. 337 — 114th Congress: FOIA Improvement Act of 2016.” www.GovTrack.us. 2015. September 30, 2016 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/s337>
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