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We need Congress to fix the FOIA

April 1, 2014
By Amy Bennett

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a critical law for making sure the public has a fighting chance to get copies of records the government might not want it to see. For more than 40 years, people have used the FOIA to uncover evidence of government waste, fraud, abuse and illegality. More benignly, FOIA has been used to better understand the development and effects - positive and negative - of the federal government's policies.

 
 

 

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