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House Votes To Improve DHS Terror Plans, FOIA Responses

Law360, Washington (June 25, 2015, 1:47 PM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday easily passed a pair of bills designed to improve public information sharing at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and require the agency to come up with plans to better deal with certain potential terror attacks.

Lawmakers voted 423-0 to pass H.R. 1615, the DHS FOIA Efficiency Act, and 420-2 on H.R. 2200, the CBRN Intelligence and Information Sharing Act, both of which had been debated on Tuesday but had final votes held over.

The FOIA Efficiency Act will require the agency to step up its game in how it responds to Freedom of...

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