Monday, February 21, 2005

The Blog Herald has this:

"U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced legislation on Wednesday to achieve meaningful reforms to federal government information laws, most notably the Freedom of Information Act of 1966 (FOIA). The Openness Promotes Effectiveness in our National Government Act of 2005 (OPEN Government Act) is aimed at substantially enhancing and expanding the accessibility, accountability, and openness of the federal government.
U.S. Sen. Pat Leahy (D-Vt.), the committee’s senior Democrat, is the bill’s co-sponsor.
Importantly for bloggers, the Cornyn-Leahy legislation grants privileged FOIA fees for bloggers and writers for Internet outlets, providing the same status as old media and will protect access to FOIA fee waivers for legitimate journalists, regardless of institutional association - including bloggers and other Internet-based journalists." via William Teach at
Little Miss Attila

Very interesting.

As a side note. Mark my words on John Cornyn. He has been well known here in Texas for a long time. He is smart, handsome, conservative, and charismatic. He has been through enough dirty campaigns for us to know that there are no "skeletons' in his closet. A perfect combination for a great political future. Keep your eye on him. We will be hearing from him.