HEARING ADVISORY: Freedom of Information Act Reform, Improved Transparency of Federal Government

Published: Feb 25, 2015

WASHINGTON– Friday, February 27th, the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations will hold a hearing to examine the use of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests as a tool for government transparency. There have been numerous reforms made to strengthen FOIA since its passage in 1966. Despite these reforms, many transparency groups have reported continued problems with FOIA, including excessive fees, overuse of exemptions, and backlogged requests.

The hearing, “Ensuring Government Transparency Through FOIA Reform” will explore potential reforms to ensure accountability within the FOIA process.


WHAT: “Ensuring Government Transparency Through FOIA Reform”
WHERE: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building
DATE: Friday, February 27, 2015
TIME: 9:00 a.m. EST



Ms. Miriam Nisbet
Former Director
Office of Government Information Services
National Archives & Records Administration
Mr. Frederick J. Sadler
Former FOIA Officer
Food and Drug Administration
Mr. Rick Blum
Sunshine in Government Initiative


The meeting is open to the public and a live video stream will be broadcast here. Visit the Committee Calendar for additional information.