Congressional Documents on Secrecy and Security - 2005
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- Defense Intelligence Agency "Operational Files" Exemption to the FOIA, enacted in the FY 2006 Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 1815), December 18.
- Tupac Amaru Shakur Records Collection Act of 2005, introduced by Rep. McKinney, November 2.
- In Honor of Ted Sarbin, October 7.
- Congress Requires Clear Guidance on Definition of Sensitive Security Information, from the 2006 Homeland Security Appropriations Act, HR 2360 (conference report 109-241), September 29.
- Introduction of a Bill to Permit Televising of Supreme Court Proceedings (S. 1768), by Senators Specter, Leahy, et al, September 26.
- On the Contribution of the Press to the Civil Rights Movement, statement of Rep. John Lewis, September 8.
- Sen. Kennedy on Bush Administration Secrecy, floor statement, July 27.
- Reporters' Privilege Legislation: Issues and Implications, hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, July 20.
- Leaks from the White House, statement of Rep. Rahm Emanuel, July 19.
- Senate Adopts S.1181, a Bill to Highlight New Proposed Exemptions to FOIA, June 24.
- Senators Collins and Lieberman Issue Subpoena for Base Closure Documents, June 7.
- Introduction of a Bill to Highlight New Proposed Exemptions to FOIA, S. 1181, introduced by Sens. Cornyn and Leahy, June 7.
- Introduction of `Secure Handling of Ammonium Nitrate Act of 2005', S. 1141, introduced by Sen. Cochran, et al, May 26.
- Introduction of the Martin Luther King Jr Records Collection Act of 2005, HR 2554, introduced by Rep. McKinney, May 23.
- Introduction of the Restore Open Government Act of 2005, HR 2331, introduced by Rep. Waxman, May 12.
- Information Policy in the 21st Century: A Review of the Freedom of Information Act, hearing before a subcommittee of the House Goverment Reform Committee, May 11.
- DIA Proposes "Operational Files" Exemption to the FOIA, draft language for the FY 2006 Defense Authorization Act.
- Introduction of the Safety and Freedom Ensured (SAFE) Act of 2005, HR 1526, introduced by Rep. Otter, et al, April 6.
- Introduction of the Civil Liberties Restoration Act, HR 1502, introduced by Rep. Berman, April 6.
- A bill to exempt medical photographs of deceased persons from FOIA, HR 1513, introduced by Rep. Frelinhuysen, April 6.
- The Civil Liberties Restoration Act, introduced by Rep. Berman, April 6.
- The United States Commission on an Open Society and Security Act by Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, April 6.
- Rep. Markey Requests NRC Inspector General Investigation of Controls on Unclassified Information, letter to the NRC, March 21.
- Introduction of the "Restore FOIA Act of 2005" (S. 622), by Sen. Leahy, March 15.
Openness in Government and Freedom of Information:
Examining the OPEN Government Act of 2005
15 March 2005 - Senate Judiciary Committee
- Hearing Transcript
- Opening Statement of Sen. John Cornyn
- Opening Statement of Sen. Patrick Leahy
- Statement of Katherine M. Cary, Assistant Attorney General of Texas
- Statement of Walter Mears, former executive editor, Associated Press
- Statement of Mark Tapscott, Heritage Foundation
- Statement of Lisa Graves, ACLU
- Statement of Meredith Fuchs, General Counsel, National Security Archive
- Statement of Thomas M. Susman, Ropes & Gray
- Extension of Nazi War Crimes Interagency Working Group approved in House, March 14.
- A bill to Exempt Certain Animal Identification Information from FOIA (HR 1256), by Rep. Peterson, March 10.
- Introduction of Faster FOIA Act of 2005 (S. 589), by Senators Cornyn and Leahy, March 10.
- Joan Vail Grimson Appointed to Public Interest Declassification Board by Majority Leader Frist, March 10.
Emerging Threats: Overclassification and Pseudo-classification
2 March 2005 - Subcomm on National Security, House Comm on Govt Reform
- Hearing Transcript
- Staff Briefing Memo on Overclassification by Lawrence J. Halloran
- Statement of William Leonard, Director, Information Security Oversight Office
- Statement of RADM Christopher A. McMahon, United States Department of Transportation
- Statement of Harold Relyea, Congressional Research Service
- Statement of Richard Ben-Veniste, National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
- Statement of Thomas Blanton, National Security Archive
- Statement of Harry A. Hammitt, Access Reports
- Statement of Sibel Edmonds, Former Contract Linguist, Federal Bureau of Investigation
- Burgeoning Controls on Unclassified Information, Letter from Rep. Henry Waxman, March 1.
- Introduction of the OPEN Government Act, S. 394, introduced by Sens. Cornyn and Leahy, February 16.
- OPEN Government Act of 2005, HR 867, introduced in the House by Rep. Smith of Texas, February 16.
- Extension of Nazi War Crimes Interagency Working Group, S. 384, adopted in the Senate, February 16.
- Free Flow of Information Act, S.340, introduced by Sen. Lugar, February 9; H.R. 581, introduced by Rep. Pence, February 2.
- A Bill to Disclose Information on Investments in Iran (S. 299), introduced by Sen. Wyden, February 7.
- A Bill to Stop Taxpayer Funded Government Propaganda (S. 266), introduced in the Senate, February 2
- David Skaggs Named to Public Interest Declassification Board by Rep. Nancy Pelosi, January 20