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Waxman Files New Legislation to Rollback Secrecy Measures

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Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) tried last session to reverse many of the executive branch restrictions on public disclosure, with no…

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) tried last session to reverse many of the executive branch restrictions on public disclosure, with no success. His new bill, the Restore Open Government Act (HB 2331), has similar provisions but is expanded to deal with the pseudo-classification designations now being used to “protect” information. It calls for a study of pseudo-classifiers and elimination of many. (5/16/05)

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