S. 2852 - OPEN Government Data Act

Government operations and politics. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to expand the Government's use and administration of data to facilitate transparency, effective governance, and innovation, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill was voted on in the Senate on December 9, 2016 
Senate Vote: On Passage

by voice vote on December 10, 2016.

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OPEN Government Data Act

S. 2852 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to expand the Government's use and administration of data to facilitate transparency, effective governance, and innovation, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to expand the Government's use and administration of data to facilitate transparency, effective governance, and innovation, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • OPEN Government Data Act
  • Open, Public, Electronic, and Necessary Government Data Act
  • OPEN Government Data Act
  • Open, Public, Electronic, and Necessary Government Data Act
  • OPEN Government Data Act
Sponsor
Brian Schatz
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Government operations and politics
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Computers and information technology
  • Congressional oversight
  • Executive agency funding and structure
  • Government information and archives
  • Government studies and investigations
  • Internet and video services
  • Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
  • Performance measurement
  • Public-private cooperation
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Major Actions
Introduced4/26/2016
Referred to Committee
Senate12/10/2016
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
currently selectedSenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.12/10/2016 by voice vote
ActionDateDescription
Introduced4/26/2016
4/26/2016Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
4/26/2016Introduced in Senate
Put on a legislative calendar5/25/2016Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
12/08/2016Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Reported by Senator Johnson with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 114-396.
Put on a legislative calendar12/08/2016Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 718.
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage12/10/2016Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
12/12/2016Message on Senate action sent to the House.
12/12/2016Received in the House.
12/12/2016Held at the desk.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

53 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
OPEN Government Data Act: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.

53 organizations supported this bill

Amazon.com
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 6). Letter to Chairman Chaffetz and Ranking Member Cummings. Retrieved May 6, 2016, from Center for Data Innovation.
American Library Association
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 6). Letter to Chairman Chaffetz and Ranking Member Cummings. Retrieved May 6, 2016, from Center for Data Innovation.
American Statistical Association
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 6). Letter to Chairman Chaffetz and Ranking Member Cummings. Retrieved May 6, 2016, from Center for Data Innovation.
Association of Research Libraries
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 6). Letter to Chairman Chaffetz and Ranking Member Cummings. Retrieved May 6, 2016, from Center for Data Innovation.
BackOffice Associates
Hoehner, Christian (2016, April 18). The OPEN Government Data Act: A Sweeping Open Data Mandate for All Federal Information. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from Data Coalition.
BCL Technologies
Hoehner, Christian (2016, April 18). The OPEN Government Data Act: A Sweeping Open Data Mandate for All Federal Information. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from Data Coalition.
Booz Allen Hamilton
Hoehner, Christian (2016, April 18). The OPEN Government Data Act: A Sweeping Open Data Mandate for All Federal Information. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from Data Coalition.
BSA - The Software Alliance
Espinel, Victoria A. (2016, May 10). BSA Letter Supporting the OPEN Government Data Act. Retrieved May 12, 2016, from U.S. Senator for Nebraska Ben Sasse.
CA Technologies
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 6). Letter to Chairman Chaffetz and Ranking Member Cummings. Retrieved May 6, 2016, from Center for Data Innovation.
cBEYONData
Hoehner, Christian (2016, April 18). The OPEN Government Data Act: A Sweeping Open Data Mandate for All Federal Information. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from Data Coalition.
Center for Organizational Excellence
Hoehner, Christian (2016, April 18). The OPEN Government Data Act: A Sweeping Open Data Mandate for All Federal Information. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from Data Coalition.
CGI
Hoehner, Christian (2016, April 18). The OPEN Government Data Act: A Sweeping Open Data Mandate for All Federal Information. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from Data Coalition.
Cohn Reznick
Hoehner, Christian (2016, April 18). The OPEN Government Data Act: A Sweeping Open Data Mandate for All Federal Information. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from Data Coalition.
Consumer Technology Association
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 6). Letter to Chairman Chaffetz and Ranking Member Cummings. Retrieved May 6, 2016, from Center for Data Innovation.
Data Coalition
Hoehner, Christian (2016, April 18). The OPEN Government Data Act: A Sweeping Open Data Mandate for All Federal Information. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from Data Coalition.
DataTracks
Hoehner, Christian (2016, April 18). The OPEN Government Data Act: A Sweeping Open Data Mandate for All Federal Information. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from Data Coalition.
Demand Progress
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 6). Letter to Chairman Chaffetz and Ranking Member Cummings. Retrieved May 6, 2016, from Center for Data Innovation.
Elder Research
Hoehner, Christian (2016, April 18). The OPEN Government Data Act: A Sweeping Open Data Mandate for All Federal Information. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from Data Coalition.
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 6). Letter to Chairman Chaffetz and Ranking Member Cummings. Retrieved May 6, 2016, from Center for Data Innovation.
EMC Corporation
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 6). Letter to Chairman Chaffetz and Ranking Member Cummings. Retrieved May 6, 2016, from Center for Data Innovation.
Engine
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 6). Letter to Chairman Chaffetz and Ranking Member Cummings. Retrieved May 6, 2016, from Center for Data Innovation.
Esri
Hoehner, Christian (2016, April 18). The OPEN Government Data Act: A Sweeping Open Data Mandate for All Federal Information. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from Data Coalition.
Experian
Hoehner, Christian (2016, April 18). The OPEN Government Data Act: A Sweeping Open Data Mandate for All Federal Information. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from Data Coalition.
Fujitsu
Hoehner, Christian (2016, April 18). The OPEN Government Data Act: A Sweeping Open Data Mandate for All Federal Information. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from Data Coalition.
Global IDs
Hoehner, Christian (2016, April 18). The OPEN Government Data Act: A Sweeping Open Data Mandate for All Federal Information. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from Data Coalition.
Gov-PATH
Hoehner, Christian (2016, April 18). The OPEN Government Data Act: A Sweeping Open Data Mandate for All Federal Information. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from Data Coalition.
Government Accountability Project
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 6). Letter to Chairman Chaffetz and Ranking Member Cummings. Retrieved May 6, 2016, from Center for Data Innovation.
GovTrack.us
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 6). Letter to Chairman Chaffetz and Ranking Member Cummings. Retrieved May 6, 2016, from Center for Data Innovation.
Grant Thornton
Hoehner, Christian (2016, April 18). The OPEN Government Data Act: A Sweeping Open Data Mandate for All Federal Information. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from Data Coalition.
idaciti
Hoehner, Christian (2016, April 18). The OPEN Government Data Act: A Sweeping Open Data Mandate for All Federal Information. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from Data Coalition.
Information Builders
Hoehner, Christian (2016, April 18). The OPEN Government Data Act: A Sweeping Open Data Mandate for All Federal Information. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from Data Coalition.
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (2016, April 14). Bipartisan OPEN Government Data Act Ensures Open Data is Here to Stay. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.
Internet Infrastructure Coalition
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 6). Letter to Chairman Chaffetz and Ranking Member Cummings. Retrieved May 6, 2016, from Center for Data Innovation.
isolonorg
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 6). Letter to Chairman Chaffetz and Ranking Member Cummings. Retrieved May 6, 2016, from Center for Data Innovation.
LexisNexis
Hoehner, Christian (2016, April 18). The OPEN Government Data Act: A Sweeping Open Data Mandate for All Federal Information. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from Data Coalition.
Morgan Franklin Consulting
Hoehner, Christian (2016, April 18). The OPEN Government Data Act: A Sweeping Open Data Mandate for All Federal Information. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from Data Coalition.
Niskanen Center
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 6). Letter to Chairman Chaffetz and Ranking Member Cummings. Retrieved May 6, 2016, from Center for Data Innovation.
Object Management Group
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 6). Letter to Chairman Chaffetz and Ranking Member Cummings. Retrieved May 6, 2016, from Center for Data Innovation.
OpenGov
Hoehner, Christian (2016, April 18). The OPEN Government Data Act: A Sweeping Open Data Mandate for All Federal Information. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from Data Coalition.
Population Association of America
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 6). Letter to Chairman Chaffetz and Ranking Member Cummings. Retrieved May 6, 2016, from Center for Data Innovation.
PR Newswire
Hoehner, Christian (2016, April 18). The OPEN Government Data Act: A Sweeping Open Data Mandate for All Federal Information. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from Data Coalition.
Project On Government Oversight
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 6). Letter to Chairman Chaffetz and Ranking Member Cummings. Retrieved May 6, 2016, from Center for Data Innovation.
R Street Institute
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 6). Letter to Chairman Chaffetz and Ranking Member Cummings. Retrieved May 6, 2016, from Center for Data Innovation.
Rackspace
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 6). Letter to Chairman Chaffetz and Ranking Member Cummings. Retrieved May 6, 2016, from Center for Data Innovation.
Research Data Group
Hoehner, Christian (2016, April 18). The OPEN Government Data Act: A Sweeping Open Data Mandate for All Federal Information. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from Data Coalition.
Socrata
Hoehner, Christian (2016, April 18). The OPEN Government Data Act: A Sweeping Open Data Mandate for All Federal Information. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from Data Coalition.
StreamLink Software
Hoehner, Christian (2016, April 18). The OPEN Government Data Act: A Sweeping Open Data Mandate for All Federal Information. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from Data Coalition.
Sunlight Foundation
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 6). Letter to Chairman Chaffetz and Ranking Member Cummings. Retrieved May 6, 2016, from Center for Data Innovation.
Taxpayers for Common Sense
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 6). Letter to Chairman Chaffetz and Ranking Member Cummings. Retrieved May 6, 2016, from Center for Data Innovation.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 6). Letter to Chairman Chaffetz and Ranking Member Cummings. Retrieved May 6, 2016, from Center for Data Innovation.
Workiva
Hoehner, Christian (2016, April 18). The OPEN Government Data Act: A Sweeping Open Data Mandate for All Federal Information. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from Data Coalition.
XBRL US
Hoehner, Christian (2016, April 18). The OPEN Government Data Act: A Sweeping Open Data Mandate for All Federal Information. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from Data Coalition.
Xcential
Hoehner, Christian (2016, April 18). The OPEN Government Data Act: A Sweeping Open Data Mandate for All Federal Information. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from Data Coalition.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$129,200$0Yes
Kelly AyotteRNH$775,208$0Yes
Tammy BaldwinDWI$724,518$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$120,749$0Yes
Michael F. BennetDCO$1,105,089$0Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$206,859$0Yes
Roy BluntRMO$448,152$0Yes
Cory A. BookerDNJ$645,100$0Yes
John BoozmanRAR$133,549$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$7,047$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$817,986$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$362,065$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$282,382$0Yes
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$338,150$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$207,161$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$178,640$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$272,355$0Yes
Bill CassidyRLA$508,748$0Yes
Daniel CoatsRIN$20,750$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$192,953$0Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$188,050$0Yes
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$235,812$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$219,205$0Yes
John CornynRTX$367,257$0Yes
Tom CottonRAR$1,560,840$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$206,734$0Yes
Ted CruzRTX$2,220,030$0Yes
Steve DainesRMT$426,890$0Yes
Joe DonnellyDIN$156,655$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$230,425$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$106,250$0Yes
Joni ErnstRIA$249,061$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$187,611$0Yes
Deb FischerRNE$279,297$0Yes
Jeff FlakeRAZ$1,459,835$0Yes
Al FrankenDMN$412,791$0Yes
Cory GardnerRCO$610,255$0Yes
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$445,015$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$255,797$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$269,862$0Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$416,631$0Yes
Martin HeinrichDNM$265,402$0Yes
Heidi HeitkampDND$171,038$0Yes
Dean HellerRNV$402,837$0Yes
Mazie K. HironoDHI$173,052$0Yes
John HoevenRND$87,869$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$126,874$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$268,045$0Yes
Ron JohnsonRWI$999,707$0Yes
Tim KaineDVA$878,973$0Yes
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$81,335$0Yes
Mark KirkRIL$436,124$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$204,833$0Yes
James LankfordROK$306,150$0Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$200,955$0Yes
Mike LeeRUT$913,077$0Yes
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$180,201$0Yes
Ed MarkeyDMA$550,161$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$397,545$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$420,191$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$799,399$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$377,822$0Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$239,426$0Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$13,000$0Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$155,067$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$119,728$0Yes
Chris MurphyDCT$460,413$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$593,611$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$305,803$0Yes
Rand PaulRKY$570,621$0Yes
David PerdueRGA$474,595$0Yes
Gary C. PetersDMI$539,219$0Yes
Rob PortmanROH$735,326$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$87,200$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$75,249$0Yes
Jim RischRID$106,987$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$288,166$0Yes
Mike RoundsRSD$163,002$0Yes
Marco RubioRFL$1,173,762$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$350,276$0Yes
Ben SasseRNE$870,404$0Yes
Brian SchatzDHI$321,781$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$837,366$0Yes
Tim ScottRSC$593,085$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$64,850$0Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$267,371$0Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$100,250$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$259,883$0Yes
Dan SullivanRAK$738,473$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$332,973$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$371,220$0Yes
Thom TillisRNC$417,414$0Yes
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,728,796$0Yes
Tom UdallDNM$234,985$0Yes
David VitterRLA$32,750$0Yes
Mark R. WarnerDVA$632,121$0Yes
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$2,372,599$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$153,774$0Yes
Roger F. WickerRMS$78,200$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$418,377$0Yes

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Legislator Filters
NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$129,200$0Yes
Kelly AyotteRNH$775,208$0Yes
Tammy BaldwinDWI$724,518$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$120,749$0Yes
Michael F. BennetDCO$1,105,089$0Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$206,859$0Yes
Roy BluntRMO$448,152$0Yes
Cory A. BookerDNJ$645,100$0Yes
John BoozmanRAR$133,549$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$7,047$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$817,986$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$362,065$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$282,382$0Yes
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$338,150$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$207,161$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$178,640$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$272,355$0Yes
Bill CassidyRLA$508,748$0Yes
Daniel CoatsRIN$20,750$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$192,953$0Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$188,050$0Yes
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$235,812$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$219,205$0Yes
John CornynRTX$367,257$0Yes
Tom CottonRAR$1,560,840$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$206,734$0Yes
Ted CruzRTX$2,220,030$0Yes
Steve DainesRMT$426,890$0Yes
Joe DonnellyDIN$156,655$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$230,425$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$106,250$0Yes
Joni ErnstRIA$249,061$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$187,611$0Yes
Deb FischerRNE$279,297$0Yes
Jeff FlakeRAZ$1,459,835$0Yes
Al FrankenDMN$412,791$0Yes
Cory GardnerRCO$610,255$0Yes
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$445,015$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$255,797$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$269,862$0Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$416,631$0Yes
Martin HeinrichDNM$265,402$0Yes
Heidi HeitkampDND$171,038$0Yes
Dean HellerRNV$402,837$0Yes
Mazie K. HironoDHI$173,052$0Yes
John HoevenRND$87,869$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$126,874$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$268,045$0Yes
Ron JohnsonRWI$999,707$0Yes
Tim KaineDVA$878,973$0Yes
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$81,335$0Yes
Mark KirkRIL$436,124$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$204,833$0Yes
James LankfordROK$306,150$0Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$200,955$0Yes
Mike LeeRUT$913,077$0Yes
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$180,201$0Yes
Ed MarkeyDMA$550,161$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$397,545$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$420,191$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$799,399$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$377,822$0Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$239,426$0Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$13,000$0Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$155,067$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$119,728$0Yes
Chris MurphyDCT$460,413$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$593,611$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$305,803$0Yes
Rand PaulRKY$570,621$0Yes
David PerdueRGA$474,595$0Yes
Gary C. PetersDMI$539,219$0Yes
Rob PortmanROH$735,326$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$87,200$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$75,249$0Yes
Jim RischRID$106,987$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$288,166$0Yes
Mike RoundsRSD$163,002$0Yes
Marco RubioRFL$1,173,762$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$350,276$0Yes
Ben SasseRNE$870,404$0Yes
Brian SchatzDHI$321,781$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$837,366$0Yes
Tim ScottRSC$593,085$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$64,850$0Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$267,371$0Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$100,250$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$259,883$0Yes
Dan SullivanRAK$738,473$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$332,973$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$371,220$0Yes
Thom TillisRNC$417,414$0Yes
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,728,796$0Yes
Tom UdallDNM$234,985$0Yes
David VitterRLA$32,750$0Yes
Mark R. WarnerDVA$632,121$0Yes
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$2,372,599$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$153,774$0Yes
Roger F. WickerRMS$78,200$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$418,377$0Yes

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$14,631,643
Democratic/Liberal$7,379,240
Accountants$7,260,750
Computer software$4,556,122
Management consultants & services$3,185,409
Data processing & computer services$1,421,778
Computer manufacture & services$903,616
Education$842,191
Retail trade$815,174
Credit reporting services & collection agencies$736,790
Internet & Online Services$579,662
Museums, art galleries, libraries, etc.$533,625
Chambers of commerce$358,176
Communications & Electronics$170,401
Human Rights$45,000
Fiscal & tax policy$43,350
Hosting/Cloud Services$37,000
Consumer groups$750

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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