Transparency Groups Seek White House Position on FOIA Reforms

Fifty transparency organizations and watchdog groups are pressing the White House to state its position on a number of core reforms they say are needed to fix the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

In a letter released last week, the 50 groups requested the White House's opinion on legislative efforts included in the FOIA Improvements Act of 2014, which is currently awaiting a hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

ìEach of these provisions is critical to achieving your stated goal of a more open and accountable government and would strengthen your legacy,î the letter states. ìWe believe, working together, we can breathe new life into your commitments. But we need this legislative component to move forward. Accordingly, we respectfully seek your position on the codification of each of these specific provisions through legislative means.î Continue>>>