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New FOIA Law Already in Trouble

New FOIA Law Already in Trouble. OMBWatch, 02/05/2008.

Buried deep within an appendix of President Bush’s $3.1 trillion budget proposal is an effort by the administration to rewrite the newly minted OPEN Government Act of 2007, which seeks to improve agency implementation of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Despite clear language in the OPEN Government Act requiring that a new Office of Government Information be established at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Bush administration has proposed shifting the new office to the Department of Justice (DOJ).

 

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