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FOIA Reform Bill Dusts Itself Off, Tries Again

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U.S. Senate leaders put forth a new version of a bill Tuesday aimed at reforming the Freedom of Information Act with the…

U.S. Senate leaders put forth a new version of a bill Tuesday aimed at reforming the Freedom of Information Act with the goal of getting it signed by the President before the year’s end.

The revised bill mandates the reimbursement of attorneys’ fees under certain circumstances for successful FOIA requestors in a manner the bill’s sponsors hope will satisfy House "pay-as-you-go" rules.  

The new bill, S. 2427, is sponsored by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas.