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H.R. 1770: OPEN Government Data Act

About the bill was launched in 2009 as a public repository for data about the federal government, including budgets, revenues, and more. But the website has fallen short of some of its initial promises regarding scope and usability. And many fear the Trump administration could interfere with or restrict open data.

A 2013 President Obama executive order attempted to accomplish some goals regarding the website and transparency, but like all executive efforts, those moves could be reversed by succeeding presidential administrations. That’s especially true for an administration like President Trump ...

Sponsor and status

Derek Kilmer

Sponsor. Representative for Washington's 6th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 29, 2017
Length: 22 pages

Mar 29, 2017


Introduced on Mar 29, 2017

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 29, 2017. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


15% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Mar 29, 2017

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Passed House (Senate next)

Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 1770 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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