Home » News » Infrastructure bill creates puzzling new FOIA exemptions

By Free Speech Center, published on November 18, 2021

Select Dynamic field

AP photo

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press reports that the infrastructure bill recently signed by President Joe Biden restricts information available to the press and public in a number of areas — information that would normally be open under FOIA, the Freedom of Information Act.


“Buried deep within the recently passed infrastructure bill’s 2,740 pages are several provisions that have received little public attention but could dramatically affect the public’s access to information created under its programs. From cybersecurity to transportation research to Native American historical resources, H.R. 3684 is unusually full of efforts to create new exemptions to the federal Freedom of Information Act, and Congress hasn’t said why.”



More than 1,700 articles on First Amendment topics, court cases and history