Sunshine Week: Watchdog groups check administration’s transparency

March 14, 2013 3:46 PM

From Washington Post:

It’s probably no coincidence that the past few days have featured several developments relating to the Freedom of Information Act, including two reports on compliance levels for the Obama administration and a bipartisan draft billto bolster federal transparency laws.

The watchdog group Cause of Action released a sort of open-government report card on Wednesday that gave federal agencies an average “C-minus” grade for FOIA compliance last year.

Cause of Action is run by Daniel Epstein, a former Republican counsel for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which is chaired by Obama administration critic Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.).