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FOIA News: Border Patrol loses FOIA protection in border bill

FOIA News (2017)Allan BlutsteinComment

McSally strips BP freedom of information loophole from border bill

By Dylan Smith,, Oct. 4, 2017

U.S. Rep. Martha McSally pulled a provision that would have allowed CBP to evade FOIA laws from a border bill moving through the House on Wednesday, after broke the news about the measure the previous day.

Removing the Freedom of Information Act loophole was an "important issue to clear up," the Republican congresswoman said. "Transparency is an important part of governance."

No one has yet offered an explanation for the exemption being included in the bill in the first place.

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