FOIA bill includes governmentwide online portal
The Senate, by unanimous consent on March 15, passed the FOIA Improvement Act of 2015 to reform the Freedom of Information Act. The bill’s sponsors, Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), praised their lawmakers on approving the measure which provides better access to information from the U.S. government.
Among other things, the bill puts the Office of Management and Budget in charge of creating a one-stop online portal for filing all Freedom of Information Act requests, with hopes of faster responses and better disclosure of information from the government.