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 LeahyPress: The big loser: The Republican Party Senate acquits Trump in 57-43 vote Trump lawyer irked after senators laugh at him MORE (D-Vt.).

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