Critics Say House FOIA Reform Bill Would Reduce Government Secrecy

The Heartland Institute speaks with Sam Kazman on FOIA reform.

Dozens of groups across the political spectrum advocating for open-government reforms have called for FOIA reform to improve government transparency, including the American Civil Liberties Union, the American Library Association, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, Data Transparency Coalition, FreedomWorks, the Government Accountability Project, Human Rights Watch, the National Taxpayers Union, People for the American Way, R Street Institute, and the Sunlight Foundation.

“The administration touts itself as being the most transparent in history, but it tends to confuse transparency with invisibility,” said Sam Kazman, general counsel with the Competitive Enterprise Institute. “FOIA reform might well reduce that confusion.”

Read the full article at the Heartland Institute.