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A bill now moving through the Senate is intended to improve how federal agencies respond to Freedom of Information Act requests for information from journalists, businesses and citizens. Some FOIA advocates are happier about that than others.


“The FOIA Improvement Act sets limits on the ability of agencies to stonewall requesters, which is why the Senate Judiciary’s approval is a move in the right direction for all who have an interest in a more transparent federal government,” said Cause of Action Executive Director Dan Epstein.


“As a watchdog group working on behalf of taxpayers, we support steps to establish greater accountability for agencies that currently hinder government transparency through FOIA,” Epstein said.


Cause of Action is a nonprofit advocacy group that works for greater transparency and accountability in government.