March 15, 2007
Filed under Open Government
The House on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to approve legislation that strengthens the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). CDT applauded the House vote and in a letter Tuesday thanked the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform for its leadership on the measure. H.R. 1309 -- sponsored by Committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) and Rep. Todd Platts (R-Pa.) -- makes improvements to FOIA that have been long sought by the open government community.