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Leahy And Cornyn: White House Trying To ‘Eliminate’ FOIA Office

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posted on Jan, 26 2008 @ 12:16 PM
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On New Years Eve, facing “congressional pushback against the Bush administration’s movement to greater secrecy,” President Bush signed the OPEN Government Act, toughening the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The legislation — unanimously passed by the House and Senate — would push agencies to respond more quickly to records requests.

But now, the White House is doing everything it can to neuter the law. Sen. Pat Leahy (D-VT) said yesterday that Bush’s FY2009 “funds for the Office of Government Information Services authorized under the newly enacted OPEN Government Act will be shifted to the Department of Justice” from the National Archives.


Pretty classic behavior for the Bush Admin. They really are into taking all the accountability away from we the people they possibly can. I find it to be pretty telling, like so many of their other actions, of how uninterested thy are in the ideals of democracy regardless of the propaganda they "catapult" at we the poel.




 
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