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VICE News' 'FOIA Terrorist' Jason Leopold Testifies Before Congress

VICE News' investigative journalist Jason Leopold testifies before the Oversight Committee about the need to reform FOIA.

VICE News investigative journalist Jason Leopold has used the Freedom of Information Act to break stories on hot-button issues. He was asked to testify before the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform to discuss the law's dire need of reform and problems with compliance.

The two-day hearing included testimonies from five journalists, five members of transparency organizations, and FOIA officials from the IRS, Departments of Justice, State, Homeland Security, and Treasury. Several members of the Oversight Committee, including Chairman Jason Chaffetz, said they will draw up the testimony to improve a FOIA reform bill making its way through Congress.

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