House Subcommittee Hears Testimony on FOIA Reform

february 15, 2007  01:06 pm
In a congressional hearing yesterday in Washington, representatives from the ACLU, the National Security Archive, and the Sunshine in Government Initiative, of which AAN is a member, told lawmakers that key reforms are needed if FOIA is to truly be "democracy's x-ray." Among the recommendations heard by the newly formed House Government Reform and Oversight Information Policy Subcommittee: creating a FOIA ombusdman and penalizing non-cooperative departments. MORE: Clark Hoyt's testimony (Word doc) on behalf of SGI.