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House panel asking groups for FOIA complaints

The House Oversight Committee asked nearly two dozen public interest groups to share their complaints about the federal government’s compliance with requests for government documents.

The committee is gearing up for a June 3 hearing on the government’s Freedom of Information Act process and is preparing an analysis of what is broken and what needs to be fixed.

“The committee is aware that executive branch agencies use several tactics to deny or delay responses to FOIA requests and FOIA reform is necessary,” Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said in a form letter sent to groups Friday. Continue>>>