Category:Freedom of Information Act Amendments
|“||...essentially codifies an executive memorandum that was release by President Obama on the first day of his presidency, calling on federal agencies to use a “presumption of openness” when deciding whether or not to approve FOIA requests. Under the bill, government agencies would only be able to legally deny requests for records if they can “reasonably foresee” a specific harm to one of the interests that are protected by existing FOIA exemptions — things like national security information, trade secrets, and sensitive law enforcement proceedings. (Congressional Research Service)||”|
- Category:Freedom of Information Act
- GovTrack search results; Dozens of FOIA amendments have been proposed since it was enacted. Below are the most recent bills that were successfully passed since the last set of major changes was enacted in 1996.
- H.R. 653: FOIA Act, GovTrack. Passed the House but the Senate edited it into an alternative bill.
- S. 337: FOIA Improvement Act of 2016, GovTrack. Enacted after being signed by President Obama on June 30, 2016.
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