The Vice President
United States Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510
Dear Mr. Vice President:
Enclosed is a copy of the Department of Justice's 2000 annual report on certain activities pertaining to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552 (1994 & Supp. IV 1998).
In accordance with subsection (e)(5) of the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552(e)(5), as amended by the Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments of 1996, Pub. L. No. 104-231, this report contains information regarding Freedom of Information Act litigation cases and also includes a description of Department of Justice efforts to encourage agency compliance with the Act during calendar year 2000.
Additionally, in accordance with subsection (e)(3) of the Freedom of Information Act, as amended, the Department of Justice has established "a single electronic access point" for the consolidated electronic availability of the annual FOIA reports of all federal agencies. These reports can be accessed through the Department's FOIA Web site, at www.usdoj.gov/oip/04_6.html.
I can assure you of the Department of Justice's firm commitment to the Freedom of Information Act, as amended by the Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments of 1996, and to its faithful implementation. We look forward to continuing to work together with Congress, in a constructive partnership based upon our mutual interests in sound FOIA administration, on all matters pertaining to the Act.
cc: Chairman, Committee on Governmental Affairs
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