Congress nearing agreement on FOIA reform

On the first day of his presidency, Barack Obama issued a memorandum reviving the Freedom of Information Act. Calling for “a new era of open government,” the President directed federal agencies to adopt “a presumption of disclosure.”

Now, nearing the end of Obama’s second term and the 50th anniversary of FOIA, Congress may be on the verge of reforming the law designed to keep citizens in the know about their government.  Continue…