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FOIA News: Senators unhappy with EPA and Interior regulations

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Lawmakers talk legislation in response to FOIA changes

By Miranda Green, The Hill, July 7, 2019

Senators from both parties are unhappy with new Trump administration rules giving political appointees at two government agencies more power to review public information requests, and they say they may craft legislation to fix it.

The new rules for considering Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests at the Interior Department and Environmental Protection Agency have provoked complaints from the media and outside groups, and the senators say they go in the opposite direction in terms of providing access to government records.

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