OTG Leads Coalition Calling for a FOIA memo

Today, Open The Government led a coalition of more than 20 organizations once again urging the Department of Justice to release a memo on the Freedom of Information Act to strengthen agencies’ compliance with the critical accountability law. Our letter includes key recommendations for best practices which a DOJ memo on FOIA should include.

Last April, OTG and our partners wrote to Attorney General Merrick Garland about the importance of a government-wide memo on FOIA. As we note in our letter, after a full year into the Biden Administration, the Department of Justice has yet to release a memo on the Freedom of Information Act.