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“The Committee is holding this hearing on transparency under the Trump Administration during Sunshine Week. #Sunshine Week is the time each year when we focus on the need for greater transparency in our government.” – Chairman @RepCummings
“In 1966, Congress enacted the Freedom of Information Act #FOIA so the American people could better understand the decisions being made by their government. It is critical to understanding who is influencing those decisions and how those decisions will affect their daily lives.”
“In 2013, when I was the Ranking Member of this Committee, I worked with our Republican Chairman at the time, Representative Darrell Issa, to introduce a #FOIA reform bill.”
“For three long years, we worked together to advance this bipartisan bill through Congress. And then, with the help of Senator Cornyn and Senator Leahy, we got it over the finish line. President Obama signed the FOIA Improvement Act into law in 2016.”
The #FOIA Improvement Act is a prime example of how Members of Congress from both parties can work together to achieve positive results for the American people.”
“That law made a lot of important changes, but the #TrumpAdministration is failing to fully comply with the requirements of this new law.”
“I know there are #FOIA officers across the Executive Branch watching this hearing today, and I want to say to them that I know you need more resources and more support for the work you do.”
“So let me be clear. This hearing will not be the end of our work as a Committee on these issues. We will fight to bring greater transparency to all operations of our government.”Chairman @RepCummings
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