or Login to see your representatives.

Access Candidates' and Representatives' Biographies, Voting Records, Interest Group Ratings, Issue Positions, Public Statements, and Campaign Finances

Simply enter your zip code above to get to all of your candidates and representatives, or enter a name. Then, just click on the person you are interested in, and you can navigate to the categories of information we track for them.

Key Votes

HR 5811 - Electronic Communications Preservation Act - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Russ Carnahan voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements Russ Carnahan made in this general time period.

Stages

Family

Issues

Stage Details

Legislation - Bill Sent To Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (286-137) - (Key vote)

Title: Electronic Communications Preservation Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires the establishment of new regulations relating to the preservation of Presidential and federal agency electronic records.

Highlights:
  • Requires that the Archivist of the United States develop regulations governing the preservation of Presidential and federal agency electronic messages, including (Secs 2 & 3):
    • Regulations that require the electronic capture, management, and preservation of electronic messages;
    • Regulations that require electronic messages to be made accessible through electronic searches; and
    • Regulations that establish a process to certify that electronic records management systems used by the President and federal agencies meet functional requirements.
  • Requires the Archivist of the United States to annually certify whether the records management controls established by the President meet applicable requirements (Sec. 3).
  • Requires that, "to the extent practicable", the Archivist of the United States establish requirements for the capture, management, and preservation of electronic records other than standard electronic messages (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Electronic Communications Preservation Act

Sponsors

Co-sponsors

Back to top