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FOIA News: Federal pensions might become subject to FOIA

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Legislation Would Make Retired Federal Employee Pensions Public Information

By Ian Smith, FedSmith, July 15, 2017

Legislation has been introduced in the House to make the pension information of retired federal employees public information subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

The Taxpayer Funded Pension Disclosure Act (H.R. 3200) was introduced in the House this week by Ron DeSantis (R-FL).

In an editorial in the Washington Examiner, DeSantis said that the cost of providing pensions to retired federal workers is over $100 billion, yet there is currently little transparency to the information.

Read more here.