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FOIA News: House Votes To Improve DHS Terror Plans, FOIA Responses

FOIA News (2015-16)Kevin SchmidtComment

House Votes To Improve DHS Terror Plans, FOIA Responses

By Daniel Wilson, Law360, June 25, 2015

Lawmakers voted 423-0 to pass H.R. 1615, the DHS FOIA Efficiency Act, and 420-2 on H.R. 2200, the CBRN Intelligence and Information Sharing Act, both of which had been debated on Tuesday but had final votes held over.

The FOIA Efficiency Act will require the agency to step up its game in how it responds to Freedom of Information Act requests, including through streamlining the FOIA process and making other efforts to cut down on its FOIA backlog, the largest of any federal agency, bill sponsor Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Ga., claimed.

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