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H.R. 4631: Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act

About the bill

They range from the deadly serious — such as State Department reports about human rights or terrorism — to the less serious, such as a Customs and Border Protection report about cat and dog fur protection.

The Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act would make almost every report to Congress from a federal agency available to the public.

Context and what the bill does

Every year, Congress requires more than 4,000 reports from federal agencies. Yet a great many of these are never released or made available to the public. While ...

Sponsor and status

Mike Quigley

Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 5th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 12, 2017
Length: 12 pages
Introduced:

Dec 12, 2017

Status:

Ordered Reported on Feb 6, 2018

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on February 6, 2018.

Prognosis:

19% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Dec 12, 2017
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Feb 6, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

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.

Apr 12, 2018
 
Considered by House Committee on House Administration

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Pending
 
Passed House (Senate next)

Pending
 
Passed Senate

Pending
 
Signed by the President

H.R. 4631 is 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.

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