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H.R. 6321 (117th): Answer COVID FOIAs Now Act

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If waiting at the DMV for 55 minutes feels like forever, imagine what waiting on the FDA for 55 years feels like.


Since 1967, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) has allowed people or institutions to request documents for public release from the federal government. For example, a particularly consequential FOIA request in recent years produced documents that included revelations about police deciding not to pursue fugitives.

A less consequential recent example — though one which received considerable attention nonetheless, given the prominence of the person involved — was the Washington Post’s June report about 866 pages of emails involving Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The emails were largely mundane, and didn’t result in any true bombshell revelations, …

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Chip Roy

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 21st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 16, 2021
Length: 5 pages
Dec 16, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on December 16, 2021, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


10 Cosponsors (10 Republicans)



Dec 16, 2021

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

H.R. 6321 (117th) 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 6321. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 117th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2021 to Jan 3, 2023. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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