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FOIA News: Julian Castro urges Congress to subject itself to the Freedom of Information Act

FOIA News (2019)Kevin SchmidtComment

Julian Castro urges Congress to subject itself to the Freedom of Information Act

By Naomi Lim, Washington Examiner, Apr. 1, 2019

Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Julian Castro on Monday called on Congress not to shield itself from large swathes of the Freedom of Information Act.

Castro, the former Obama administration housing secretary and mayor of San Antonio, Texas, made the comments at the We the People Membership Summit, an event held in Washington, D.C., for liberal activists to discuss electoral and economic reforms with eight White House contenders.

"We have to make Congress subject to the Freedom of Information Act,” he said. “We need to shine a light on what happens in Congress."

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