Text: H.R.298 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/05/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 298


To require additional entities to be subject to the requirements of section 552 of title 5, United States Code (commonly referred to as the Freedom of Information Act), and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 5, 2017

Mr. Chaffetz introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Financial Services


A BILL

To require additional entities to be subject to the requirements of section 552 of title 5, United States Code (commonly referred to as the Freedom of Information Act), and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Transparency Act of 2017”.

SEC. 2. Applicability of FOIA.

Notwithstanding section 551 of title 5, United States Code, during any period that the Federal National Mortgage Association or the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation is under conservatorship or receivership pursuant to section 1367 of the Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992 (12 U.S.C. 4617), such enterprise shall be considered to be an agency for purposes of section 552 of such title.


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