NOTE: Senator Grassley gave a speech on the Senate floor regarding the importance of the Freedom of Information Act. He also shared his concerns on Twitter.
Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa
On the Importance of the Freedom of Information Act
Thursday, June 27, 2019
In a self-governed society, the people ought to know what their government is up to.
Transparency laws like the Freedom of Information Act help provide access to information in the face of an opaque and obstinate government.
Unfortunately, a recent Supreme Court ruling and new regulations at EPA and the Department of Interior are undermining access.
The public’s work ought to be public.
So, I’m working on legislation to address these developments and promote access to government records.
Americans deserve an accountable government and transparency leads to accountability.