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Senate Rejects Shift of Ombudsman Duties to Justice

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The Senate has rejected President Bush’s proposal to move the FOIA ombudsman’s office from the National Archives to the Justice…

The Senate has rejected President Bush’s proposal to move the FOIA ombudsman’s office from the National Archives to the Justice Department. In his budget proposal, the President called striking the section of the OPEN Government Act creating an Office of Government Information Services and shifting the duties of the office to Justice. and. The resolution, approved by the Senate,rejects that the shift, which the committee said “would undermine efforts to provide more independence and avoid conflict of interest.”

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