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Senate committee sends FOIA amendment bill to floor

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The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to send the Faster FOIA Act of 2010 to the full Senate for consideration,…

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to send the Faster FOIA Act of 2010 to the full Senate for consideration, The Associated Press reported.

The bill would establish a commission to investigate FOIA response delays and would recommend ways to expedite answers for future FOIA requests.

The legislation came in the wake of an AP study that found agencies were citing more exemptions to FOIA requests even though the number of requests has decreased and the Obama administration has called for more transparency.