This threatens to RUIN my Memorial Day weekend, people....
For the second time in as many years, a member of your United States Senate has placed a SECRET hold on a transparency bill -- this time it's the Open Government Act.
"Regrettably, an anonymous Republican hold is stalling this important Freedom of Information Act legislation, needlessly delaying long-overdue reforms to strengthen FOIA and to protect the public's right to know," said Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), a co-sponsor of the bill along with Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX).
"It is both unfortunate and ironic that this bipartisan bill, which promotes sunshine and openness in our government, is being hindered by a secret and anonymous hold. This is a good government bill that Democrats and Republicans alike, can and should work together to enact," Sen. Leahy said in a May 24 floor statement.
He doesn't sound half as angry as I am. More to come on this. I have an idea....
Friday, May 25, 2007
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