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HEARINES GIFT DIVISION

BEFORE A

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE

COMMITTEE ON
GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NINETY-EIGHTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

ON

S. 774
AN ACT ENTITLED “THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REFORM ACT"

MAY 24, 30; JUNE 20; AND AUGUST 9, 1984

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Printed for the use of the Committee on Government Operations

on

ited States, Congress. House. Committee
Operations, Government. Information, Justice, and
Agriculture Subcommittee.

THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REFORM ACT

HEARINGS

BEFORE A

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE

COMMITTEE ON
GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NINETY-EIGHTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

ON

S. 774
AN ACT ENTITLED “THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REFORM ACT”

MAY 24, 30; JUNE 20; AND AUGUST 9, 1984

Printed for the use of the Committee on Government Operations

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

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WASHINGTON : 1985

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COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

JACK BROOKS, Texas, Chairman DON FUQUA, Florida

FRANK HORTON, New York JOHN CONYERS, JR., Michigan

JOHN N. ERLENBORN, Illinois CARDISS COLLINS, Illinois

THOMAS N. KINDNESS, Ohio GLENN ENGLISH, Oklahoma

ROBERT S. WALKER, Pennsylvania ELLIOTT H. LEVITAS, Georgia

LYLE WILLIAMS, Ohio HENRY A. WAXMAN, California

WILLIAM F. CLINGER, JR., Pennsylvania TED WEISS, New York

RAYMOND J. MCGRATH, New York MIKE SYNAR, Oklahoma

JUDD GREGG, New Hampshire STEPHEN L. NEAL, North Carolina

DAN BURTON, Indiana DOUG BARNARD, JR., Georgia

JOHN R. McKERNAN, JR., Maine BARNEY FRANK, Massachusetts

TOM LEWIS, Florida TOM LANTOS, California

ALFRED A. (AL) McCANDLESS, California RONALD D. COLEMAN, Texas

LARRY E. CRAIG, Idaho
ROBERT E. WISE, JR., West Virginia DAN SCHAEFER, Colorado
BARBARA BOXER, California
SANDER M. LEVIN, Michigan
BUDDY MACKAY, Florida
MEL LEVINE, California
MAJOR R. OWENS, New York
EDOLPHUS TOWNS, New York
JOHN M. SPRATT, JR., South Carolina
JOE KOLTER, Pennsylvania
BEN ERDREICH, Alabama
GERALD D. KLECZKA, Wisconsin

WILLIAM M. JONES, General Counsel

JOHN E. MOORE, Staff Administrator
JOHN M. DUNCAN, Minority Staff Director

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION, JUSTICE, AND AGRICULTURE SUBCOMMITTEE

GLENN ENGLISH, Oklahoma, Chairman STEPHEN L. NEAL, North Carolina

THOMAS N. KINDNESS, Ohio ROBERT E. WISE, JR., West Virginia

TOM LEWIS, Florida
BUDDY MACKAY, Florida

DAN BURTON, Indiana
EDOLPHUS TOWNS, New York
GERALD D. KLECZKA, Wisconsin

Ex OFFICIO
JACK BROOKS, Texas

FRANK HORTON, New York
ROBERT M. GELLMAN, Counsel

EUPHON L. METZGER, Clerk
JOHN J. PARISI, Minority Professional Staff

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Hearings held on-

May 24.

May 30.

June 20.

August 9

Text of S. 774, and Freedom of Information Act

Statement of

Adler, Allan, legislative counsel, Center for National Security Studies,

American Civil Liberties Union

Alvarez, Robert, director, nuclear power and weapons project, Environ-

mental Policy Institute..

Bell, Nina, nuclear safety analyst, Nuclear Information and Resource

Service .....

Blanton, Gen. Charles C., president, Armed Forces Relief and Benefit

Association, Washington, DC ............

Braverman, Burt, Cole, Raywid & Braverman, Washington, DC.

Brown, Hon. Hank, a Representative in Congress from the State of Colo-

rado

Claybrook, Joan, president, Public Citizen, Washington, DC.

Cony, Edward R., vice president, news, Dow Jones Publishing Co., repre-

senting the American Society of Newspaper Editors and the National

Newspaper Association, accompanied by Richard Schmidt, counsel to

ASNE

de Lima, Richard F., vice president and secretary, Polaroid Corp

Dinkins, Carol E., Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice...

Engel, Ralph, president, Chemical Specialities Manufacturers Associ-

ation....

English, Hon. Glenn, a Representative in Congress from the State of

Oklahoma, and chairman, Government Information, Justice, and Agri-

culture Subcommittee: Opening statement....

Freedman, D. Michal, associate director for issue development, Common

Cause.....

Friedheim, Jerry W., executive vice president, American Newspaper Pub-

lishers Association, accompanied by Tonda F. Rush, counsel, govern-

ment affairs .....

Godfrey, Ed, news director, WAVE-TV, Louisville, KY, representing the

Radio-Television News Directors Association, accompanied by J. Laur-

ent Scharff, counsel.

Graves, Florence, vice president for publications, and editor, Common

Cause magazine, representing Common Cause...

Hammer, Michael W., special investigations and assignments editor, the

Daily Oklahoman, representing the Society of Professional Journalists,

accompanied by Bruce Sanford, first amendment counsel..............
Haskin, Lynn Martin, president, Women in Communications, Inc., accom-

panied by Louise Ott, public affairs director.

Hitchcock, Cornish F., Public Citizen Litigation Group

Kimball, Penn T., professor, Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia

University.

Landau, Jack, executive director, Reporters Committee for Freedom of

the Press..

McDonald, Michael, general counsel, American Legal Foundation, Wash-

ington, DC...

Mirell, Douglas E., Loeb & Loeb, Los Angeles, CA, representing the

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National Committee Against Repressive Legislation

Murphy, Reg, publisher,

Baltimore Sun

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