HEARING ADVISORY: Freedom of Information Act Reform, Improved Transparency of Federal Government

Published: Feb 25, 2015

WASHINGTON– Friday, February 27th, the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations will hold a hearing to examine the use of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests as a tool for government transparency. There have been numerous reforms made to strengthen FOIA since its passage in 1966. Despite these reforms, many transparency groups have reported continued problems with FOIA, including excessive fees, overuse of exemptions, and backlogged requests.

The hearing, “Ensuring Government Transparency Through FOIA Reform” will explore potential reforms to ensure accountability within the FOIA process.
 

HEARING DETAILS

WHAT: “Ensuring Government Transparency Through FOIA Reform”
WHERE: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building
DATE: Friday, February 27, 2015
TIME: 9:00 a.m. EST

 

WITNESSES: 

Ms. Miriam Nisbet
Former Director
Office of Government Information Services
National Archives & Records Administration
 
Mr. Frederick J. Sadler
Former FOIA Officer
Food and Drug Administration
 
Mr. Rick Blum
Director
Sunshine in Government Initiative

 
 

The meeting is open to the public and a live video stream will be broadcast here. Visit the Committee Calendar for additional information.