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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 2, 2009
1:06 PM

CONTACT: CREW

Matt Jacob
Phone: 202.408.5565

Open Government Advocates Call on Congress to Strengthen FOIA

WASHINGTON - June 2 - On June 1st, CREW joined with 9 open government organizations in urging the ranking members of a House-Senate Conference on Appropriations to retain the Leahy-Cornyn OPEN FOIA Act, a provision contained in the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2009 that would strengthen the existing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The OPEN FOIA Act would ensure greater transparency by requiring Congress to explicitly state its intentions when creating a statutory exemption to the FOIA in new legislation.

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Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting ethics and accountability in government and public life by targeting government officials -- regardless of party affiliation -- who sacrifice the common good to special interests. CREW advances its mission using a combination of research, litigation and media outreach.



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