Reviews evolution of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which guarantees public access to existing, identifiable, unpublished, executive branch agency records. Covers FOIA history and discusses exemptions and fees for service. Summarizes subsequent modifications of FOIA under Bush Administration, and addresses statutory changes to FOIA that have not yet been implemented. Examines Obama Administration efforts to modify FOIA, and outlines possible legislative issues for the 111th Congress.
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Microfiche version: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)