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FOIA News: House subcommittee meeting on DHS FOIA bill

FOIA News (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

On May 13, 2015, the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency will meet to further consider H.R. 1615, the DHS FOIA Efficiency Act of 2015.  This legislation would require DHS to, among other things, update its FOIA regulations, develop a plan to automate the processing of FOIA requests, and issue internal guidance concerning the goal of reducing the backlog of FOIA requests by 50 percent between fiscal years 2015 and 2018.  The Committee's press release is available here.