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Public's Right to Know: FOIA at the Department of Homeland Security, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Oversight, Management, and Accountability of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, October 17, 2019   [open pdf - 518KB]

This is the October 17, 2019 hearing "Public's Right to Know: FOIA [Freedom of Information Act] at the Department of Homeland Security" held before the Subcommittee on Oversight, Management, and Accountability of the House Committee on Homeland Security. From the opening statement of Xochitl Torres Small: "The subcommittee is meeting today to examine the manner in which the Freedom of Information Act, known as FOIA, is being implemented at the Department of Homeland Security. FOIA, which was enacted more than 50 years ago, represents a critical aspect of democracy that any citizen, regardless of color, age, race, or creed, can request and receive Government records for any reason. This commitment to transparency and openness gets to the core of our American ideals: An informed electorate is essential to a healthy, functioning democracy." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: James V.M.L. Holzer, Tammy Meckley, Alina M. Semo, and Vijay A. D'Souza.

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Serial No. 116-43
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2020
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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