Senators Urge Passage Of Revised FOIA Bill

december 5, 2007  03:16 pm
After talks to reconcile House and Senate versions of FOIA reform bills went nowhere, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, (D-Vt.), and Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) yesterday presented a new version of their bill that would bring its financial issues in line with the House version, the AP reports. Talks between the House and Senate stalled over House rules preventing lawmakers from piling on debt to finance tax cuts or new spending programs. "We have a strong chance of Senate action on the bill this week, and I hope the House also will swiftly pass this legislation so the president can sign this important act before year's end," Leahy said in a statement.