Senate passes bill to speed up FOIA requests

The legislation would create a commission to examine the causes of agency delays in processing FOIA requests and would suggest steps to help eliminate backlogs, according to a statement released by the author of the legislation, Sen. Patrick LeahyPatrick LeahySenate Dems rip GOP on immigration ruling Bernie Sanders’s awkward return to the Senate Senate heads toward internet surveillance fight MORE (D-Vt.).

The Faster FOIA Act of 2011, or S.627, has been sent to the House for consideration.

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