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By RPCVCA ( - on Wednesday, July 06, 2005 - 1:20 pm: Edit Post

If you want to help support the timely compliance of fed agencies - including PC - with FOIA, read this Washington Post article (7-6-05) and write to your sentators and representative.


"Openness Law May Get Muscle
A Diverse Coalition Pushes for Freedom of Information Act Compliance

By Brian Faler
Special to The Washington Post
Wednesday, July 6, 2005; Page A15

A political odd couple, backed by an unusual coalition of advocacy groups and news organizations, is looking to crack down on government officials who ignore public requests for information.

Sens. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) and John Cornyn (R-Tex.) are pushing a package of legislative proposals that would create, for the first time, penalties for agencies that ignore Freedom of Information Act requests.


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