OTG Testifies on FOIA Reform Priorities

OTG’s Assistant Director Amy Bennett testified the open government community’s priorities for FOIA reform and modernization last week before the Senate Judiciary Committee. In her oral testimony, Bennett recommended that Congress put tighter boundaries on the use of exemption 5 of the FOIA through a public balancing test and time limit on the application of the exemption. Bennett also called for greater support for the Office of Government Information Services to bolster its role reviewing agency compliance. Watch her testimony here and read about a number of other reform priorities in her testimony here. Bennett will also participate in a panel at the Advisory Committee on Transparency on March 19th at 2pm. Details about the event are here; she wrote a preview of the event as a guest blog for Publish What You Fund.

Submitted by abennett on 03/18/2014