S.627 - Budget Control Act of 2011

A bill to establish the Commission on Freedom of Information Act Processing Delays. view all titles (6)

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  • Official: A bill to establish the Commission on Freedom of Information Act Processing Delays. as introduced.
  • Short: Faster FOIA Act of 2011 as introduced.
  • Short: Faster FOIA Act of 2011 as reported to senate.
  • Short: Faster FOIA Act of 2011 as passed senate.
  • Popular: Budget Control Act of 2011 as introduced.
  • Short: Budget Control Act of 2011 as passed house.

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  • Blindmikey 07/29/2011 11:10pm

    I’m confused – why is this referring to the Freedom of Information Act?

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    drm 07/30/2011 11:52am

    OpenCongress Staff

    Good question Blindmikey — the short answer is that it’s because of parliamentary procedure. The Boehner debt ceiling language in the House proceeded as an amendment to this Senate bill.

    More detailed explanation here of the debt ceiling legislation ::

    http://www.opencongress.org/articles/view/2346-House-Passes-Debt-Ceiling-Bill

    … Congress in general here ::

    http://www.opencongress.org/about/congress

    … in sum, our federal legislators don’t exactly make the process of following public policy as easy as it could be. We endorse the following reforms, as a start towards more comprehensive electoral reforms ::

    http://sunlightfoundation.com/policy/documents/house-rules-proposals-112th-congress/

    http://www.opengovdata.org/

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    Blindmikey 07/30/2011 1:23pm

    Thanks!

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