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December 5, 2014

By Danielle Brian

Tell Sen. Rockefeller To Release His Hold on FOIA Reform



Government Accountability The most critical reform of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in the past 38 years will die next week in the Senate unless we persuade Sen. Jay Rockefeller to remove his “hold” on this important legislation.

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Topics: Open Government

December 4, 2014

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

FOIA Reform Looking Possible in Lame Duck Congress



With one month left in the 113th Congress, FOIA reform looks more promising than ever. POGO is hopeful that the Senate will be able to move S. 2520 fast enough to see the significant reform passed into law before the new year.

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Topics: Open Government

October 30, 2014

By POGO Staff

49 Organizations Call on Congress to Restore Whistleblower Rights for Intelligence Contractors



Whistleblower Protections Congress should quickly restore whistleblower rights for government contractors who work in the intelligence community, 49 ideologically diverse organizations and the Make It Safe Coalition told lawmakers in a letter today.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

May 22, 2014

By Danielle Brian

House Passes Weak Tea; NSA Reform Lacks Transparency



NSA Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a weakened version of the USA FREEDOM Act. Unfortunately, it omits critical government reporting requirements included in the original USA FREEDOM Act.

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Topics: National Security

May 21, 2014

By Ethan Rosenkranz

What's Happening With the Biggest Bill of the Year



Missile Defense This week, the House of Representatives is considering its annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes more than $600 billion in national security spending and sets defense policies for Fiscal Year 2015.

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Topics: National Security

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