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Six Testify in Support of OPEN Government Act

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Six witnesses with extensive Freedom of Information Act experience told the first Senate oversight panel since 1992 that the 38-year-old law needs fixing – and endorsed the proposed Open Government Act as a way to make some of those changes. The hearing was chaired by Sen. John Cornyn, R-TX, and Sen Patrick Leahy, D-VT. Cornyn called the hearing “a important first step toward strengthening open government laws.” Leahy called their bill “a collection of common sense modifications.” The testimony of the six is linked below.