Just hours after Cause of Action issued failing grades to the Departments of Treasury and Education on its 2015 Grading the Government Report Card, both agencies submitted their annual Freedom of Information Act reports for fiscal year 2014.

Cause of Action President Dan Epstein issued the following statement:

“Although they missed their mandated deadline by more than six weeks, we are happy to see the Education and Treasury Departments publicize their annual FOIA reports.


However, we’re disappointed that it took Sunshine Week and external pressure to get these agencies to comply with the law.


The federal government has a duty to operate transparently, and part of that includes making sure that annual reports are released on schedule.”