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Senate Unanimously Approves FOIA “Impact Statement” Bill

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The Senate unanimously approved a bill which requires that new legislation explicitly identify any exemption it would create from the…

The Senate unanimously approved a bill which requires that new legislation explicitly identify any exemption it would create from the Freedom of Information Act. The bill, S 1181, is one in a series of FOIA reform measures sponsored by Sens. John Cornyn (R-Tx) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt). Cornyn said that Congress should consider any proposed exemption “in the open and light of day” and the unanimous passage “makes clear that the Senate understands the need for that reform.” (6/24/05)

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