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Senators Introduce Faster FOIA Act

Press release from Sen. Patrick Leahy today: “Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), the ranking Democratic member of the committee, introduced legislation on Thursday to establish an advisory Commission on Freedom of Information Act Processing Delays. The 16-member commission would be charged with reporting to Congress and the President its recommendations for steps that should be taken to reduce delays in the processing of requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).”

  • S.589, The Faster FOIA Act of 2005
  • Please note that the press release also provides Highlights of the Cornyn-Leahy Faster FOIA Act and the text of Sen. Leahy’s Statement on the Introduction of the Bill.
  • Related legislation: S.394, the Open Government Act.
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