Senators Introduce FOIA Bill To Challenge EPA Rule, Supreme Court

July 24, 2019

"Senators from both sides of the aisle are backing a bill to strengthen the public’s ability to obtain government records, seeking to counteract recent changes that make it easier for the Trump administration to withhold information.

The new Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) bill introduced Tuesday directly challenges both an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) policy implemented earlier this year and a June Supreme Court ruling.

Senate Judiciary Committee members Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said the bill was meant 'to reverse recent developments that undermine the public’s right to access information and hold government accountable.'"

Miranda Green reports for The Hill July 23, 2019.


"Grassley, Leahy, Cornyn, Feinstein Introduce Bill to Reinforce Transparency in Wake of Supreme Court FOIA Decision and Recent Regulations" (Sen. Grassley release)

"Open and Responsive Government Act of 2019" (Grassley release)


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