Government | Bipartisan measure creates an assumption of openness
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 7/01/16, 12:58 pm
WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama signed an open-records bill into law late Thursday, handing Congress a rare bipartisan success in a contentious election year.
The FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 updates the Freedom of Information Act to make more records available and codifies a presumption of openness for documents in question.