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Congressional Research Service
January 23, 2014

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA): Background , Legislation , and Policy Issues
By Wendy Ginsberg


Advocates of access to government records and information have stated the Obama Administrationís efforts to make government more transparent and to make federal records more accessible have seen mixed results. In December 2012, the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), a research center at Syracuse University that collects FOIA data from federal agencies, found that more FOIA-related lawsuits were filed during the first term of President Obama (720 FOIA-related lawsuits) than were filed in the second term of President George W. Bush (562 FOIA-related lawsuits)......[citing TRAC research].


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