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H.R.4983 Transparency in Government Act, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Jun 15, 2010 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties.

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • This is omnibus legislation designed to increase public access to information about government. It would require members of Congress to file personal finance info, foreign travel reports, gift reports, and earmark requests online in a timely manner. Bills would have to be posted online at least 72 hours before floor action and committee votes and reports would have to be posted online in a timely manner. Congressional Research Service reports and all completed FOIA requests to be automatically posted online. Lobbyists would be required to report which senators and representatives they meet with.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: This is omnibus legislation designed to increase public access to information about government. It would require members of Congress to file personal finance info, foreign travel reports, gift reports, and earmark requests online in a timely manner. Bills would have to be posted online at least 72 hours before floor action and committee votes and reports would have to be posted online in a timely manner. Congressional Research Service reports and all completed FOIA requests to be automatically posted online. Lobbyists would be required to report which senators and representatives they meet with.

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    • 10 Unpopular Bills That We'll Be Seeing Again Next Year - Blog ... - December 29, 2010 by Open Congress : Blog - Probably won't see anything like H.R.1826 - Fair Elections Now Act nor H.R.4983 - Transparency in Government Act. H.R.1207 - Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009 might get fleshed out with Rep.Paul's new chairmanship. ...

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      As noted by Open Congress : Blog on December 29, 2010, "Probably won't see anything like H.R.1826 - Fair Elections Now Act nor H.R.4983 - Transparency in Government Act. H.R.1207 - Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009 might get fleshed out with Rep.Paul's new chairmanship. ..." (http://www.opencongress.org/articles/view/2152-10-Unpopular-Bills-That-We-ll-Be-Seeing-Again-Next-Year)
    • H.R.6506: To amend section 798 of title 18, United States Code, to ... - December 06, 2010 by Open Congress : House Judiciary - Major... - Bills, People, Issues. S.3804 Combating Online Infr... 1 · S.4004 SHIELD Act. 1 · H.R.4983 Transparency in Gover... 1 · H.R.1147 Local Community Radio... 1 · H.R.231 The Video Game Health. ...

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      As noted by Open Congress : House Judiciary - Major... on December 06, 2010, "Bills, People, Issues. S.3804 Combating Online Infr... 1 · S.4004 SHIELD Act. 1 · H.R.4983 Transparency in Gover... 1 · H.R.1147 Local Community Radio... 1 · H.R.231 The Video Game Health. ..." (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h6506/show)
    • JUST IN CASE: Ethics Developments in the U.S. Congress since 1958 ... - November 23, 2010 by JUST IN CASE - Transparency in Government Act of 2010 (H.R. 4983, introduced March 25, 2010, Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties) Amends the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 to revise or prescribe ...

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      As noted by JUST IN CASE on November 23, 2010, "Transparency in Government Act of 2010 (H.R. 4983, introduced March 25, 2010, Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties) Amends the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 to revise or prescribe ..." (http://blog.case.edu/law-library/2010/11/24/ethics_developments_in_the_us_congress_since_1958_selected_resources)

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