March 06, 2007

House Panel Approves Bill That Would Create Federal FOIA Ombuds

A House committee has approved legislation to make federal agencies more responsive to requests under the Freedom of Information Act. In addition to policy changes, H.R. 1309 would create a FOIA ombudsman at the National Archives to help requesters resolve problems without resorting to litigation. The FOIA ombudsman would also review agency compliance with FOIA. (House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.)

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