California Rep. Issa Joins New Stab to Strengthen Freedom of Information Laws

Despite earlier failed efforts, Republican Darrell Issa of North County and Democrat Elijah Cummings introduced legislation Monday in the House to strengthen the nation’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) laws.

The FOIA Oversight and Implementation Act of 2015 would establish a presumption of openness for releasing information while creating electronic accessibility for frequently released information.

The Issa-Cummings bill also would strengthen oversight and review of FOIA compliance, as well as dispute resolution from the Office of Government Information Services. Continue>>>