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Senators Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and John Cornyn, R-Texas, introduced legislation today that would streamline the request and fee processes of the Freedom of Information Act. The bill was introduced on the first day of Sunshine Week, a six-year-old national movement to promote the importance of open government.
The Faster FOIA Act would establish an advisory panel to examine agency backlogs in processing FOIA requests and making recommendations to improve the process.