HR 1144

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 1144

To increase the transparency of the Federal Government, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 17, 2011

Mr. CUMMINGS (for himself, Mr. TOWNS, Mr. CLAY, Mrs. MALONEY, Ms. NORTON, Mr. KUCINICH, Mr. TIERNEY, Mr. LYNCH, Mr. COOPER, Mr. CONNOLLY of Virginia, Mr. QUIGLEY, Mr. DAVIS of Illinois, Mr. BRALEY of Iowa, Mr. WELCH, Mr. YARMUTH, Mr. MURPHY of Connecticut, and Ms. SPEIER) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform


A BILL

To increase the transparency of the Federal Government, and for other purposes.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS.

TITLE I--FEDERAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ACT AMENDMENTS

TITLE II--PRESIDENTIAL RECORDS ACT AMENDMENTS

TITLE III--PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY DONATION REFORM

TITLE IV--ELECTRONIC MESSAGE PRESERVATION

TITLE V--GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE IMPROVEMENT

TITLE I--FEDERAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ACT AMENDMENTS

SEC. 101. ENSURING INDEPENDENT ADVICE AND EXPERTISE.

SEC. 102. PREVENTING EFFORTS TO CIRCUMVENT THE FEDERAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ACT AND PUBLIC DISCLOSURE.

SEC. 103. INCREASING TRANSPARENCY OF ADVISORY COMMITTEES.

`SEC. 11. DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION.';

SEC. 104. COMPTROLLER GENERAL REVIEW AND REPORTS.

SEC. 105. APPLICATION OF FEDERAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ACT TO TRADE ADVISORY COMMITTEES.

SEC. 106. DEFINITIONS.

SEC. 107. EFFECTIVE DATE.

TITLE II--PRESIDENTIAL RECORDS ACT AMENDMENTS

SEC. 201. PROCEDURES FOR CONSIDERATION OF CLAIMS OF CONSTITUTIONALLY BASED PRIVILEGE AGAINST DISCLOSURE.

`Sec. 2208. Claims of constitutionally based privilege against disclosure

TITLE III--PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY DONATION REFORM

SEC. 301. PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARIES.

TITLE IV--ELECTRONIC MESSAGE PRESERVATION

SEC. 401. PRESERVATION OF ELECTRONIC MESSAGES.

`Sec. 2911. Electronic messages

SEC. 402. PRESIDENTIAL RECORDS.

`Sec. 2209. Certification of the President's management of Presidential records

SEC. 403. PROCEDURES TO PREVENT UNAUTHORIZED REMOVAL OF CLASSIFIED RECORDS FROM NATIONAL ARCHIVES.

SEC. 404. RESTRICTIONS ON ACCESS TO PRESIDENTIAL RECORDS.

TITLE V--GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE IMPROVEMENT

SEC. 501. AUTHORITY TO OBTAIN INFORMATION.

SEC. 502. ADMINISTERING OATHS.

SEC. 503. AGENCY REPORTS.

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