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H.R. 1615: DHS FOIA Efficiency Act of 2015

This was a vote to pass H.R. 1615 (114th) in the House. This vote was taken under a House procedure called “suspension of the rules” which is typically used to pass non-controversial bills. Votes under suspension require a 2/3rds majority. A failed vote under suspension can be taken again.

The DHS FOIA Efficiency Act of 2015 would require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop an automated online system for processing information requests submitted under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). It would also require DHS to issue an updated regulation implementing FOIA. The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA1), issued a press release wherein he said, “DHS has an abysmal record when it comes to FOIA requests.” The bill has been reported by committee and may head to a House vote next.

Totals

All Votes R D
Yea 98%
 
 
423
242
 
181
 
Nay 0%
 
 
0
0
 
0
 
Not Voting 2%
 
 
10
3
 
7
 

Date: Jun 25, 2015

Question: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended in the House

Required: 2/3

Result: Passed

Source: house.gov

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