Thursday, February 15, 2007

Will The Freedom Of Information Act Get A Boost In The Arm?

    The Democrats are now seeking ways to put some bite into our open government laws so that the Bush Crime Family can be forced to release more records which are requested under the Freedom Of Information Act.

   No matter what kind of bill is introduced to get the information out to the public or to whoever, it ain't going to work as long as the Bush Crime Family is in the White House. The only way that info is going to be forth coming is by marching into the White house, clubbing the inhabitants over their heads and then just taking the records.

Rep. Lacy Clay, D-Mo., said legislation he is considering would be broader than an open government bill last year which sought to reduce the number of disputed FOIA requests and improve reporting requirements to Congress. The legislation never reached a vote in the House or Senate

Clay said the old bill will be the starting point for a new one that will take direct aim at the administration's practice of using the threat of terrorism to withhold "nonsensitive information."

"I am deeply concerned that this administration appears to be shielding information that ought to be accessible to the public," said Clay, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's subcommittee on information policy.


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