FOIA Report Issued, Hearing Scheduled

february 8, 2007  05:23 pm
The Congressional Research Service issued a new report (PDF) last week on the history of the Freedom of Information Act and related legislative reform efforts. Meanwhile, the newly formed House Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census, and National Archives has scheduled a hearing for Thursday, Feb. 15, on a FOIA reform bill that is supported by AAN and the other members of the Sunshine in Government Initiative, a Washington-based coalition of media organizations committed to promoting open-government policies. Rep. John Yarmuth, the former owner of AAN member Louisville Eccentric Observer, is a member of the Information Policy subcommittee.