August 03, 2007

Update: Senate Approves FOIA Bill, Including Ombuds

On a unanimous voice vote, the Senate approved legislation to strengthen the open-government requirements of the Freedom of Information Act. Among other provisions, the bill would create an ombuds to mediate FOIA disputes. The bill now advances to the House for consideration. (Miami Herald.)

(Prior posts House Panel Approves Bill That Would Create Federal FOIA Ombuds; Are Ombuds the Solution to FOIA Disputes?; Bill to Create FOIA Ombuds Put on Secret Senate Hold.)

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