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FOIA News: House Votes To Subject Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac To FOIA

FOIA News (2017)Kevin SchmidtComment

House Votes To Subject Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac To FOIA

By Michael Macagnone, Law360, April 27, 2017

The House on Thursday passed a bill to subject Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to the Freedom of Information Act while they remain in government conservatorship, with some tweaks.

The Fannie and Freddie Open Records Act of 2017, from Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, applies most of FOIA’s requirements to the two companies, which have been in government conservatorship since the 2008 economic crisis.

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