The Freedom of Information Act turned 50 years old on Monday. U.S. Congressman Rodney Davis, a Republican who represents Illinois' 13th District, says FOIA is even more needed today than it was when President Lyndon Johnson signed it into law in 1966.
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Davis says the public has a right to know where its tax dollars are being spent. He says that is why he has spearheaded efforts to ensure all U.S. House members list their expenses in a searchable document. The congressman says it wasn't always that way in Washington, but things have changed in the House of Representatives, and other parts of government should progress with technology as well.