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HOUSE COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

JACK BROOKS, Texas, Chairman L. H. FOUNTAIN, North Carolina

FRANK HORTON, New York JOHN E. MOSS, California

JOHN N. ERLENBORN, Illinois DANTE B. FASCELL, Florida

JOHN W. WYDLER, New York WILLIAM S. MOORHEAD, Pennsylvania CLARENCE J. BROWN, Ohio WM. J. RANDALL, Missouri

GILBERT GUDE, Maryland BENJAMIN S. ROSENTHAL, New York PAUL N. McCLOSKEY, JR., California JIM WRIGHT, Texas

SAM STEIGER, Arizona FERNAND J. ST GERMAIN, Rhode Island GARRY BROWN, Michigan FLOYD V. HICKS, Washington

CHARLES THONE, Nebraska DON FUQUA, Florida

ALAN STEELMAN, Texas JOHN CONYERS, JR., Michigan

JOEL PRITCHARD, Washington BELLÀ S. ABZUG, New York

EDWIN B. FORSYTHE, New Jersey JAMES V. STANTON, Ohio

ROBERT W. KASTEN, JR., Wisconsin LEO J. RYAN, California

WILLIS D. GRADISON, JR., Ohio
CARDISS COLLINS, Illinois
JOHN L. BURTON, California
RICHARDSON PREYER, North Carolina
ROBERT F. DRINAN, Massachusetts
EDWARD MEZVINSKY, Iowa
BARBARA JORDAN, Texas
GLENN ENGLISH, Oklahoma
ELLIOTT H. LEVITAS, Georgia
DAVID W. EVANS, Indiana
ANTHONY MOFFETT, Connecticut
ANDREW MAGUIRE, New Jersey
LES ASPIN, Wisconsin

WILLIAM M. JONES, General Counsel

JOHN E. MOORE, Staff Administrator
WILLIAM H. COPENHAVER, A88ociate Counsel

LYNNE HIGGINBOTHAM, Clerk
J. P. CARLSON, Minority Counsel

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION AND INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS SUBCOMMITTEE

BELLA S. ABZUG, New York, Chairwoman LEO J. RYAN, California

SAM STEIGER, Arizona JOHN CONYERS, JR., Michigan

CLARENCE J. BROWN, Ohio JOHN E. MOSS, California

PAUL N. MCCLOSKEY, JR., California MICHAEL HARRINGTON, Massachusetts ANDREW MAGUIRE, New Jersey ANTHONY MOFFETT, Connecticut

Ex OFFICIO

JACK BROOKS, Texas

FRANK HORTON, New York
TIMOTHY H. INGRAM, Staff Director

ERIC L. HIRSCHHORN, Counsel
ROBERT S. FINK, Professional Staff Member
THEODORE J. JACOBS, Professional Staf Member
MARILYN HAFT, Professional Staj Member

ANITA WIESMAN, Clerk
MAURA FLAHERTY, Secretary

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PREFACE

This compilation of materials relating to the legislative history of Public Law 94409, the Government in the Sunshine Act, summarizes the four-year legislative activity behind the statute providing that meetings of certain Executive Branch agencies be open to public scrutiny.

This sourcebook was prepared for the Senate Committee on Government Operations and the House Committee on Government Operations by Dr. Harold C. Relyea, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, at the direction of the staff of the Committees.

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Preface...

Legislative History of the Government in the Sunshine Act—S. 5 (Public

Law 94-409)---

Text of the Government in the Sunshine Act, Public Law 94-409, 90 Stat.

1241, September 13, 1976...

SENATE ACTION

Introduction of S. 3881, 92d Congress (Congressional Record, v. 118,

August 4, 1972: S12794-312811)--

Text of S. 3881..

Introduction of S. 260, 93d Congress (Congressional Record, v. 119,
January 9, 1973: S373-S377).

Text of S. 260..

Introduction of S. 5, 94th Congress (Congressional Record, v. 121, Jan-

uary 15, 1975: 559-S64)..

Text of S. 5...

Debate on adoption of S. 5 (Congressional Record, v. 121, November 5,
1975: S19372-S19378) -
Text of S. 5 as reported to Senate by Government Operations Com-

mittee July 31, 1975 (with accompanying Senate Report 94-354) -
Text of S. 5 as reported to Senate by Committee on Rules and Admin-

istration, September 18, 1975 (with accompanying Senate Report

94-381)..
Debate on adoption of S. 5 (Congressional Record, v. 121, November 6,
1975, S19432-S19447).
Text of S. 5, an act, as passed.--

HOUSE ACTION

Introduction of H.R. 4, 93d Congress (Congressional Record, v. 122,

January 6, 1973: H43–44)

Text of H.R. 4..

Introduction of H.R. 10000, 93d Congress (Congressional Record, v. 122,

August 3, 1973: H7482–7483).

Text of H.R. 10000..

Introduction of H.R. 5075, 94th Congress (Congressional Record, v. 122,

March 18, 1975: H1939–1942).

Text of H.R. 5075, as introduced..

Text of H.R. 9868, as introduced September 26, 1975.

Text of H.R. 10315, as introduced October 22, 1975.

Text of H.R. 11007, as introduced December 4, 1975.

Text of H.R. 11656, as introduced February 3, 1976-

Text of H.R. 11656, as reported by Government Operations Com-

mittee, March 8, 1976..

Text of H.R. 11656, as reported by Government Operations Com-

mittee, March 8, 1976, and as reported by the Judiciary Committee,

April 8, 1976_-

H. Rept. 94-880, Part I, text of_

H. Rept. 94-880, Part II, text of.

Debate on adoption of H.R. 11656/S. 5 (Congressional Record, v. 122,

July 28, 1976: H7863-H7902)--

Text of H. Res. 1207..

Amendment in the nature of a substitute by Mr. Flowers to H.R.

11656, text of..

Amendment by House to S. 5 as adopted and messaged to Senate,

text of..

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