Infrastructure yes, oversight no

The 2,740 page federal infrastructure bill that just passed included provisions shielding information the public needs to evaluate its programs. One of the nine exemptions under the Freedom of Information Act exempts records required to be withheld under other statues. (Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, November 8, 2021, by Adam A. Marshall)

The bill would allow distribution of broadband funds to telecommunications companies and the spending of that money without public scrutiny. (The Wall Street Journal, October 29, 2021, by Byron Tau and Drew FitzGerald)

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