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CREW and Coaliton Sign onto Letter Opposing DoD’s Propsoal to Alter FOIA

Congress, Federal Agencies, Department of Defense, FOIA, Letters, Organizations, Human Rights Watch, Project on Government Oversight, Public Citizen, The Sunlight Foundation, Senate Members, Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell , Organizational Support Letters

CREW and a coalition of open government groups urge the Senate to oppose the inclusion of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) proposal to alter the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in FY16’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) if it is introduced as an amendment on the floor of the Senate. The Pentagon’s proposed language1 would undermine the FOIA by returning to an overly broad interpretation of exemption 2 of the FOIA, and by creating an unnecessary secrecy provision at odds with FOIA’s goal of transparency.

Read the letter to Sens. McConnell and Reid.