National Freedom of Information Coalition
Protecting Your Right to Open Government

FOIA reform is dead for now

Freedom of Information Act reform is dead for this Congressional session. As House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) closed the last meeting of the 113th Congress, the FOIA bill was nowhere to be found despite pleas from both sides of the aisle.

The Senate last week passed updated bipartisan FOIA legislation and urged House lawmakers to pass the bill before the current session ends.

The bill (S.2520) would have forced agencies to take affirmative steps to make documents public rather than waiting for someone to request the document and then make a decision. Continue>>>