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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Senate Judiciary Committee OK's Commission to Study FOIA Delays

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill to establish a commission to study why thousands of requests for government information are backlogged, sometimes for years, and to study why FOIA exemptions have been increasingly cited by federal agencies to prevent the release of information.

The bill now moves to the full Senate for a vote.

Read more here.

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