April 1, 2005
The Honorable Richard B. Cheney
President of the Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510
Dear Mr. President:
Enclosed is a copy of the Department of Justice's 2004 annual report on certain
activities pertaining to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C.A. §
552 (1996 & West Supp. 2004).
In accordance with subsection (e)(5) of the Freedom of Information Act, 5
U.S.C. § 552(e)(5), 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 2004.
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
www.usdoj.gov/oip/04_6.html, on the Department's FOIA Web site.
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
Robert D. McCallum, Jr.
Associate Attorney General
cc: Chairman, Committee on Governmental Affairs Chairman, Committee on the Judiciary
Ranking Minority Member, Committee on Governmental Affairs
Ranking Minority Member, Committee on the Judiciary
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