House Bill 2485
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act
Active
Active
Passed House on Jul 26, 2021
Overview
Text
Introduced
Apr 13, 2021
Latest Action
Jul 27, 2021
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
2485
Congress
117
Policy Area
Congress
Congress
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Sponsorship by Party
Illinois
District of Columbia
Georgia
Illinois
Illinois
California
Kentucky
California
Massachusetts
Michigan
North Carolina
Pennsylvania
Tennessee
Tennessee
Passed
July 26, 2021
Type
Voice Vote
Voice Vote
A vote in which the presiding officer states the question, then asks those in favor and against to say "Yea" or "Nay," respectively, and announces the result according to his or her judgment. The names or numbers of senators voting on each side are not recorded.
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H3869-3871)
Summary

Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act

This bill requires the Government Publishing Office (GPO) to establish and maintain a publicly available online portal containing copies of all congressionally mandated reports. A federal agency must submit a congressionally mandated report and specified information about the report to the GPO between 30 and 45 days after submission of the report to either chamber or to any congressional committee or subcommittee.

Upon the written request of the chair of a congressional committee or subcommittee to the GPO, a report submitted to that committee or subcommittee shall not be submitted or published on the portal.

Federally chartered corporations, the Government Accountability Office, and any elements of the intelligence community are excluded from the requirements of this bill.

The Office of Management and Budget must issue guidance to federal agencies on the bill's requirement for agencies to submit copies of congressionally mandated reports and related information to the GPO.

Text (3)
July 27, 2021
July 26, 2021
April 13, 2021
Actions (12)
07/27/2021
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
07/26/2021
The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
07/26/2021
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
07/26/2021
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H3869-3871)
07/26/2021
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H3869-3871)
07/26/2021
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2485.
07/26/2021
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H3869-3872)
07/26/2021
Ms. Norton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
05/13/2021
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Voice Vote.
05/13/2021
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
04/13/2021
Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and in addition to the Committees on House Administration, and the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
04/13/2021
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Created
Apr 14, 2021 7:12:13 AM
Record Updated
Sep 22, 2021 6:32:33 PM