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Sometimes, Congress Members Get the FOIA Treatment, Too

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Often, individual members of Congress must file Freedom of Information requests and wait for information from federal agencies, just like ordinary folk. It’s irksome, Congress Daily reports, and the long-standing policy of agencies to grant deference only to committee chairs has some Democrats taking issue and pushing back. Agencies have a “tendency to impede the flow of information” says House Oversight and Government Reform Information Policy Subcommittee Chairman William Lacy Clay, D-Mo., who sponsored the FOIA reform bill that passed the House earlier this year. (11/13/07)