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 Joseph LeahyOvernight Energy & Environment — Presented by the American Petroleum Institute — Democrats address reports that clean energy program will be axed Overnight Health Care — Presented by Carequest — Colin Powell's death highlights risks for immunocompromised On The Money — Democrats tee up Senate spending battles with GOP MORE (D-Vt.).

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