For Immediate Release
Peter Bjork: 202.408.5565
CREW and Open Government Advocates Voice Support for Removing Restrictions on the FOIA
WASHINGTON - Yesterday, CREW and 24 government transparency groups sent a letter
to the chairs and ranking members of the House and Senate Intelligence
Committees, voicing support for removing restrictions on the Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA) from the Intelligence Reauthorization Act of
2010. The Senate recently voted to remove a provision exempting
terrorist identity information from the FOIA, a provision CREW and the
other groups agree is unnecessary, overbroad and unwise.
The exemption must not be included in the final House and Senate conferenced bill.
Click here to read the group’s letter to the House and Senate Intelligence Committees.
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