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Senate Should Support Cardin Amendment to Farm Bill Over Grassley-Donnelly Amendments

There is a clear and important divide between two amendments to the Farm Bill currently under consideration in the Senate. The Grassley-Donnelly Amendments would create an unnecessary secrecy provision at odds with FOIA’s goal of transparency, while the Cardin alternative would reinforce existing privacy protections for farmers and protect the public's ability to access government information. Here are the details:

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For more information on these amendments and their ramifications for government transparency, read our letter to the Senate here.

Image from OpenTheGovernment.org.

By: Christine Anderson
Public Policy Fellow, POGO

Christine Anderson Christine Anderson is a public policy fellow for the Project On Government Oversight.

Topics: Open Government

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Authors: Christine Anderson

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