Senate passes John Cornyn’s bill to improve public access to government documents

Houston Chronicle – “Legislation by transparency-in-government champion John Cornyn to reduce processing delays in Freedom of Information Act requests passed unanimously in the Senate on Thursday. The Faster FOIA Act, which was reintroduced in March during Sunshine Week, would create a commission that would study how to reduce the delays, and it would “bring our government one step closer to better transparency,” said Cornyn, a Republican senator from San Antonio. The legislation will now go to the House for consideration. Cornyn said it would be a benefit to the American people “who deserve to be treated as valued customers when they seek answers from their government.”

One Response to “Senate passes John Cornyn’s bill to improve public access to government documents”

  1. Texan Librarian
    May 31, 2011 at 6:17 pm #

    Wow, it’s great to feel proud of Texas legislation for a change!

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