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Congressman Issa Applauds Senate Passage of FOIA Reform

Press Release
Mar 16, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) released the following statement in response to news that the U.S. Senate unanimously passed legislation that would make it easier for Americans to obtain government records under the Freedom of Information Act:

"To reign in government, we must make it easy for everyone to see its overreach. Right now, most FOIA requests are handled with the mindset that government should withhold as much information as possible and deny any request determined to be too sensitive or too embarrassing to disclose. The bipartisan legislation passed by the Senate today will help level the playing field to ensure the American people have access to the information they are entitled to."

Congressman Issa continued, "Because the House has already passed similar legislation which I introduced last February, I am looking forward to hammering out the details between the two bills to send a final solution to the President's desk for his approval as soon as possible."

The bill passed by the Senate today is similar to Congressman Issa's FOIA Oversight and Implementation Act (H.R. 653) that passed earlier this January. The bills will be merged in conference before being sent to the President's desk for his signature and final approval.

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