On July 12 (Council III session), the ALA Council passed unanimously all COL resolutions relating to government information issues. The text of the "resolved's" follows below.
American Library Association
RESOLUTION ON FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT EXEMPTIONS
IN THE DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION BIILL (S. 2549) (CD#20.4)
Resolved, that the American Library Association urge the Defense Department and the Clinton administration to withdraw their requests for Freedom of Information Act exemptions covering Defense Intelligence Agency "operational files" and foreign government information provided to the Defense Department; and, be it further
Resolved, that the American Library Association urge Congress to eliminate these two proposed Freedom of Information Act exemptions from the defense authorization bill.