Freedom of Information Act: Ensuring Transparency and Accountability in the Digital Age, Hearing Before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session, March 15, 2011   [open pdf - 7MB]

From the opening statement of Patrick J. Leahy: "This is an important hearing on FOIA, or the Freedom of Information Act. When Congress enacted FOIA more than 40 years ago, this watershed law ushered in a new and unprecedented era of transparency in Government. Four decades later, FOIA continues to give citizens access to the inner workings of their Government and to guarantee the right to know for all Americans. The right to know is a cornerstone of our democracy. Without it, citizens are kept in the dark about key policy decisions that directly affect their lives. In the digital age, FOIA remains an indispensable tool in protecting the people's right to know." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Chuck Grassley, Patrick J. Leahy, Sarah Cohen, Thomas Fitton, Miriam Nisbet, John D. Podesta, Melanie Pustay, Christian Adams,Al Galovich, and Jack O'Brien.

Report Number:
S. Hrg. 112-296; Senate Hearing 112-296; Serial No. J-112-10
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