Category: reforming FOIA

Momentum builds for FOIA reform legislation

After FOIA reformers earned unanimous support in both the House and the Senate last winter, this year transparency groups want to do even better, and see the next round of improvements to the Freedom of Information Act become law. Congress…

New OGIS leadership off to a good start with agency FOIA reviews

Recently, the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) began conducting compliance reviews of agency FOIA operations and posting its findings online, to share with the public and with other agencies. These no-nonsense analyses involve examining agency annual FOIA reports, interviewing FOIA…


The FOIA Improvement Act (S. 337) is signed into law!

We did it!

Happy Birthday, FOIA

July 4



Let’s fix FOIA by 50!

In one year on the Fourth of July in 2016, the federal FOIA will celebrate its 50th anniversary. We encourage House and Senate leadership to bring FOIA reform for a full vote in the House and Senate. FOIA reform legislation is…

SGI sends letter to Congress supporting FOIA reform

Ahead of this morning’s scheduled vote by the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on FOIA reform, our media coalition sent the following letter to the Committee’s leaders supporting H.R. 653, the FOIA Oversight and Implementation Act of 2015.…