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FOIA News: Bill Aims to Rein in National Security Council

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Bill Aims to Rein in National Security Council

By Marcie Shields, Courthouse News Service, Apr. 15, 2016

Indiana congresswoman Jackie Walorski proposed new legislation that, if passed, will bring the U.S. National Security Council back under the Freedom of Information Act.

Walorski drafted H.R. 4922, also known as the Transparency in National Security Act, in response to rising concerns about the National Security Council's exponential growth and expanding role, as well as the widening scope of its decision-making power.

Established by the National Security Act of 1947, the NSC is "mandated by statute to advise the president with respect to the integration of domestic, foreign, and military policies relating to the national security and to perform such other functions as the president may direct," according to Walorski's bill.

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