Fighting Secrecy


The House appears to be on the ball in pushing back against the kind of executive branch secrecy that Ellen wrote about here. Just a couple of hours ago they passed a bill, H.R. 6575, the Over-Classification Reduction Act, by voice vote. The stated purpose of the bill is to “increase Governmentwide information sharing and the availability of information to the public by applying standards and practices to reduce improper classification.” Now if only the Senate could get on board and pass the numerous anti-secrecy bills passed out of the House.