FOIA
 n.— «The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee passed the Open Government Act on April 12, a bill that would strengthen one of the most powerful tools Americans have to oversee the inner workings of government—the Freedom of Information Act. The new law would reduce delays and make officials more accountable for violations. Reporters, including those at Fort Worth Weekly, rely on FOIAs, or “foyas” as they’re called in the biz, to get information (the FOI Act, technically, applies to federal documents; other open records laws cover state and local government records).» —“First Faust, Now This” Forth Worth Weekly (Texas) May 30, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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