The House Oversight Committee on Wednesday approved a bill aimed at increasing the public's access to government documents.
The changes to the Freedom of Information Act, approved by voice vote, were sponsored by Reps. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and ranking member Elijah Cummings (D-Md).
The House unanimously passed a similar bill last Congress. The Senate Judiciary Committee reported out its own FOIA reform bill earlier this year. The bills, similar in many ways, have each been endorsed by nearly 50 public interest groups, and both passed their respective chambers last Congress. Continue>>>