Continue to show your open-government support
We hope that ASNE members will continue to press their representatives and senators to move FOIA reform legislation during 2015.
Sunshine Week may be over, but support of open government continues.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved HR 653, the FOIA Oversight and Implementation Act of 2015. ASNE's support of this legislation began before the bill's introduction, and we join other journalism and open-government groups in applauding this big step forward.
We hope that ASNE members will continue to press their representatives and senators to move FOIA reform legislation during 2015. To that end, we have several background documents available to assist you in outreach to your members of Congress (links to earlier messages regarding HR 653 can be found here and here). In addition, you can find more information via the website of the Sunshine in Government Initiative, including a statement on the committee passage of HR 653 and a letter from SGI, which includes ASNE among its nine members that support the bill. Of course, you can also contact ASNE Legal Counsel Kevin M. Goldberg at 703-812-0462 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.