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FOIA News: ‘FOIA Is Broken,’ Says House Panel Report

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‘FOIA Is Broken,’ Says House Panel Report

By Jacob Gershman, Wall Street Journal, Jan. 12, 2016

In some ways it’s never been easier for citizens to seek federal agency records through the Freedom of Information Act, the public’s main tool to get information from the government.

Public records portals like and FOIA Machine have helped automate and simplify the FOIA process, making it easier for people to craft records requests and share disclosed documents with other online users.

According to a new report by the Republican-led House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, the FOIA system has gotten more dysfunctional and opaque,

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