Sunshine Week 2008 – Legislation

Sunshine Week 2008 – Legislation

Pending Legislation on Disclosure and Open Government

Open Government and Government Accountability

  • S. 2746 – OPEN FOIA Act of 2008 (Cornyn-Leahy)
  • S. Res. 401 – A resolution to provide Internet access to certain Congressional Research Service publications (Lieberman) (see also H.R. 2545, the Congressional Research Accessibility Act (Shays))
  • S. 2321 – E-Government Reauthorization Act of 2007 (Lieberman)
  • S. 2041 – False Claims Act Correction Act of 2007 (Grassley)
  • H.R. 3268 – Government Accountability Office Act of 2007 (Waxman)
  • H.R. 1255 / S.886 – Presidential Records Act Amendments of 2007 (Waxman)/(Bingaman)
  • H.R. 1254 – Presidential Library Donation Reform Act (Waxman) (going to the Senate)
  • H.R. 984 – Executive Branch Reform Act of 2007 (Waxman-Davis)
  • S. 508 – Congressional Whistleblower Protection Act (Grassley)
  • S. 226 – A bill to direct the Inspector General of the Department of Justice to submit semi-annual reports regarding settlements relating to false claims and fraud against the Federal Government (Grassley)
  • S. 82 – The Intelligence Community Audit Act of 2007 (Akaka)

Judicial Branch

  • S.2533 – State Secrets Protection Act (Kennedy-Specter-Leahy)
  • S. 2449 – Sunshine in Litigation Act (Kohl)
  • H.R. 3045 / S. 1747 – Presidential Signing Statements Act (Shea-Porter)/(Specter)
  • S. 1267 / S. 2035 – Free Flow of Information Act (Lugar)/(Specter)
  • S. 461 – Judicial Transparency and Ethics Enhancement Act of 2007 (Grassley)
  • S. 352 / H.R. 2128 – Sunshine in the Courtroom Act (Grassley)/(Chabot)

Civil Liberties/Restraint of Government

  • S. 2248 – FISA Amendments Act of 2007 (Rockefeller)
  • H.R. 3835 – American Freedom Agenda Act (Paul)
  • H.R. 3782 – Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Modernization Act (Holt)
  • H.R. 3189 / S. 2088 – NSL Reform Act (Nadler)/(Feingold)
  • H.R. 1739 – NSL Judicial and Congressional Oversight Act (Harman)
  • S. 576 – Restoring the Constitution Act of 2007 (Dodd)
  • S. 236 – Federal Agency Data Mining Reporting Act of 2007 (Feingold)
  • H.R. 11 – NSA Oversight Act (Schiff)

Contracting Accountability

  • S. 674 – Transparency and Accountability in Military and Security Contracting Act of 2007 (Obama)
  • S. 606 – Honest Leadership and Accountability in Contracting Act of 2007 (Dorgan)
  • H.R. 897 – Iraq and Afghanistan Contractor Sunshine Act (Schakowsky)
  • S. 119 – War Profiteering Prevention Act (Leahy)

Campaign Disclosure and Accountability

  • S. 2030 – A bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to require reporting relating to bundled contributions made by persons other than registered lobbyists (Obama)
  • S. 223 – Senate Campaign Disclosure Parity Act (Feingold)

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