March 27, 2006
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 2005 annual report on
certain activities pertaining to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5
U.S.C. § 552 (2000 & Supp. III 2005).
In accordance with subsection (e)(5) of the Freedom of Information
U.S.C. § 552(e)(5), this report contains information
Freedom of Information Act litigation cases and also includes a
Department of Justice efforts to encourage agency compliance with the
calendar year 2005.
Additionally, in accordance with subsection (e)(3) of the Freedom of
Information Act, as amended, the Department of Justice has established
electronic access point" for the consolidated electronic availability of
annual FOIA reports of all federal agencies. These reports can be accessed
on the Department's FOIA Web site.
I can assure you of the Department of Justice's firm commitment to
Freedom of Information Act, in accordance with Executive Order 13,392, entitled "Improving Agency Disclosure of Information" (Dec. 14, 2005), and to its faithful implementation. We look
continuing to work together with Congress, in a constructive partnership
upon our mutual interests in sound FOIA administration, on all matters
pertaining to the Act.
Robert D. McCallum, Jr.
Associate Attorney General
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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