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Republicans blocking Freedom of Information Act bill, Judiciary Chairman says
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Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) issued a Friday afternoon statement criticizing Republican colleagues for holding up an open government bill that seeks to reform the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and end delays in government compliance with requests for information.

"The Republican obstructionism continues in the Senate and the latest casualty is Americans access to their government," Senator Leahy said. "I am deeply disappointed that Republicans continue to block attempts to pass the Openness Promotes Effectiveness in our National Government Act (OPEN Government Act).

In Senate floor action on July 26, Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) held up passage of Leahy's legislation.

"It is my understanding that there are ongoing discussions with both sides of the aisle as well as the administration to come up with bipartisan consensual language on this issue and that we are unable to get clear the agreement at this time," Cochran said in his floor statement.

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  - Republicans blocking Freedom of Information Act bill, Judiciary Chairman says IChing  Jul-27-07 04:13 PM   #0 
  - Truth is the enemy of the Republicans.  aquart   Jul-27-07 04:15 PM   #1 
  - Truth is always the enemy of evil. n/t  dollie300   Jul-27-07 04:18 PM   #2 
  - and why exactly couldn't we be "obstructionist" in the minority before the last elections?  Lerkfish   Jul-27-07 04:20 PM   #3 
  - Funny  Mz Pip   Jul-27-07 04:30 PM   #4 
  - I just emailed one of my republican senators asking him to support this bill  5X   Jul-27-07 04:34 PM   #5 
  - "They hate us for our freedom"  C_U_L8R   Jul-27-07 04:36 PM   #6 
  - its the only thing they have left--NO ideas--just obstruct.  rodeodance   Jul-27-07 04:46 PM   #7 
  - Cochran is my senator  NotGonnaTakeIt   Jul-27-07 04:47 PM   #8 
  - If they agree on language that doesn't mean  Gman   Jul-27-07 04:56 PM   #9 
  - Listen, Republicons! Lay down your swords. Fear no more The truth shall set you free!  Miss Chybil   Jul-27-07 05:16 PM   #10 
  - Notice something about the Clinton Admin? No one ever complains  higher class   Jul-27-07 05:16 PM   #11 
  - self delete - wrong forum  higher class   Jul-27-07 06:07 PM   #12 
  - K&R President Kennedy warned about secrecy and censorship in government and the media  DianaForRussFeingold   Jul-27-07 09:36 PM   #13 
  - Why would a Dictator want an Open Government.  sarcasmo   Jul-27-07 09:37 PM   #14 
  - How is it that we couldn't block one fucking thing when they were in the majority  alcibiades_mystery   Jul-27-07 10:00 PM   #15 
  - the filth of Repig runs deep -- MS, we feel for you.  Supersedeas   Jul-28-07 07:55 AM   #16 
  - Republican obstruction...not a subject for serious Sunday Talk show consideration?  Supersedeas   Jul-30-07 08:42 AM   #17 

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