Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Definition of "Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)"
  1. A U.S. law that mandates the executive branch of the federal government to disclose specific information to the public upon receiving a written request, but does not extend to Congress, federal courts, state or local governments, or private entities
How to use "Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)" in a sentence
  1. A journalist made a request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to access government documents.
  2. The agency denied his Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, citing national security concerns.
  3. She filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to learn more about the government's environmental policies.

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