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Bill Requiring Disclosure of FOIA Exemptions Passes Senate

On June 9, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved S.1181, “a bill to ensure an open and deliberate process in Congress by providing that any future legislation to establish a new exemption to section 552 of title 5, United States Code (commonly referred to as the Freedom of Information Act) be stated explicitly within the text of the bill.”

  • S. 1181, enacting section 8 of the OPEN Government Act [Cornyn-Leahy-Alexander-Feingold-Isakson], Thursday, June 9, 2005
  • U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Statement of U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), Thursday, June 9, 2005.
  • Text of Section 8 of the OPEN Government Act, June 07, 2005.
  • From OMB Watch, FOIA Continues to Get Congressional Attention
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