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FOIA Oversight and Implementation Act of 2014

The FOIA Oversight and Implementation Act of 2014 is a bill that would amend the Freedom of Information Act in order to make it easier and faster to request and receive information. The bill would require the Office of Management and Budget to create a single FOIA website for people to use to make FOIA requests and check on the status of their request; the bill would create a Chief FOIA Officers Council charged with reviewing compliance and recommending improvements. This bill would require the federal agency to release the information it disclosed to the person who requested it publicly afterwards; the bill was introduced in the United States House of Representatives during the 113th United States Congress. The Freedom of Information Act, 5 U. S. C. § 552, is a federal freedom of information law that allows for the full or partial disclosure of unreleased information and documents controlled by the United States government. The Act defines agency records subject to disclosure, outlines mandatory disclosure procedures and grants nine exemptions to the statute.

It was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, despite his misgivings, on July 4, 1966, went into effect the following year; the existing FOIA request process can take weeks or months to complete and requires those making a request to deal with multiple agencies and offices. There are millions of FOIA requests. Existing FOIA requests have been criticized as "daunting"; this summary is based on the summary provided by the Congressional Research Service, a public domain source. The FOIA Oversight and Implementation Act of 2014 or the FOIA Act would amend the Freedom of Information Act to: require federal agencies to make public information disclosed under FOIA available in an electronic, publicly accessible format; the bill would require: OMB to establish a three-year pilot program to review the benefits of FOIAonline to process requests and release information as required by FOIA, OMB to establish a plan to evaluate FOIAonline at no less than three agencies that have not participated in FOIAonline, the head of each federal agency participating in the pilot program to report to Congress on the impact of the program on agency processes under FOIA and whether the agency will continue to participate in FOIAonline.

The bill would require the Inspector General of each federal agency to: periodically review compliance with FOIA disclosure requirements, including the timely processing of requests, assessment of fees and fee waivers, the use of disclosure exemptions. The bill would make the improper withholding of information under FOIA a basis for disciplinary action; this summary is based on the summary provided by the Congressional Budget Office, as ordered reported by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on March 20, 2013. This is a public domain source. H. R. 1211 would amend the Freedom of Information Act. FOIA allows any person to obtain federal agency records; the legislation would require the Office of Management and Budget to establish a single FOIA website for making requests and checking on the status of those requests. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that implementing H. R. 1211 would cost $20 million over the 2014-2018 period, assuming appropriation of the necessary amounts.

The legislation could affect direct spending by agencies not funded through annual appropriations. Therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures apply. CBO estimates, that any net increase in spending by those agencies would not be significant. Enacting the bill would not affect revenues. H. R. 1211 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would not affect the budgets of state, local, or tribal governments. The FOIA Oversight and Implementation Act of 2014 was introduced into the United States House of Representatives on March 15, 2013 by Rep. Darrell E. Issa, it was referred to the United States House Committee on Government Reform. It was reported alongside House Report

Ensemble Clément Janequin

The Ensemble Clément Janequin is a French early music ensemble founded in 1978 and specializing in the chansons of the Renaissance and early Baroque. The founder, leader, is the countertenor Dominique Visse; the group has recorded exclusively for the Harmonia Mundi label of the late Bernard Coutaz since its inception. An early line up of the Ensemble in 1985, for the Meslanges recording, included Josep Cabré, Philippe Cantor, Michel Laplénie, Gérard Lesne, Agnès Mellon, Antoine Sicot and direction Dominique Visse. Cabré, Laplénie, Lesne all subsequently founded their own ensembles, as well as Bruno Boterf, a member of the Ensemble from 1987 to 2007 before founding his own vocal ensemble, Ludus Modalis; the ensemble has recorded little modern music but in 2009 recorded a selection of 19th-century and modern compositions extending the tradition of the renaissance genre of Les Cris de Paris entitled L'écrit du Cri. This collection featured Jean-Georges Kastner, Alfred Roland, Alfred Lebeau, Louis-Édouard Deransart, Vincent Scotto and several living French and Belgian composers.

198? - Sermisy: Leçons de ténèbres. Harmonia Mundi reedition 2004 HMX 2901131. 1982 - Paschal de l'Estocart Octonaires de la vanité du monde. Harmonia Mundi 1901110. 1982 - Les Cris de Paris. Chansons de Janequin et Sermisy. Harmonia Mundi HMA 195 1072. 1983 - Janequin: Le chant des Oyseaulx. Harmonia Mundi HMC 90 1099. 1984 - Anthoine de Bertrand Amours de Ronsard. Harmonia Mundi 1901147. 1985 - Fricassée Parisienne. Chansons de la Renaissance française. Harmonia Mundi HMA 195 1174. 1985 - Claude Le Jeune Meslanges. Ensemble Clément Janequin and Ensemble Les Eléments. Harmonia Mundi 1901182. 1986 - Josquin: Missa Pange lingua. Ensemble Clément Janequin and Ensemble Organum. Harmonia Mundi HMC 90 1239. 1986 - Psaumes du XVIème. Ensemble Clément Janequin and Ensemble Les Eléments. Cascavelle 1001. 1987 - Heinrich Schütz Die sieben Worte Jesu Christi am Kreutz. Ensemble Clément Janequin and Les Saqueboutiers de Toulouse. Harmonia Mundi 1951255. 1988 - Janequin: La Chasse et autres chansons. Harmonia Mundi HMC 90 1271.

1988 - Josquin Desprez: Adieu mes amours - Chansons. Ensemble Clément Janequin and Ensemble Les Eléments. Harmonia Mundi HMA 195 1279. 1989 - Pierre de la Rue: Missa "L'homme armé". Requiem. Harmonia Mundi HMA 195 1296. 1991 - Les Plaisirs du Palais. Chansons à boire de la Renaissance. Harmonia Mundi 901729. 1991 - Lassus: Chansons and moresche. Harmonia Mundi HMA 195 1391. 1992 - Banchieri: Barca di Venetia per Padova. Harmonia Mundi 901281. 1993 - Vecchi: L'Amfiparnaso. Harmonia Mundi HMA 195 1461. 1993 - Chansons sur des poèmes de Ronsard. Songs on poems by Ronsard by François Regnard, Guillaume Boni, Jean de Castro and royal lutenist Albert de Rippe Harmonia Mundi 1951491. 1994 - Une Fête chez Rabelais. Chansons et pièces instrumentales. Harmonia Mundi HMX 298 1453. 1995 - Janequin: Missa "La Bataille". Missa "L'aveuglé Dieu". Harmonia Mundi HMA 190 1536. 1996 - Le Jeune: Missa "Ad Placitum". Magnificat. Harmonia Mundi 901607. 1997 - Canciones y Ensaladas. Chansons et pièces instrumentales du Siècle d'Or. Harmonia Mundi HMC 90 1627.

1998 - Psaumes et Chansons de la Réforme. Harmonia Mundi HMC 90 1672. 2003 - Brumel: Missa "Et ecce terrae motus. Ensemble Clément Janequin and Les Sacqueboutiers de Toulouse. Harmonia Mundi 901738. 2005 - Claude Le Jeune Autant en emporte le vent Chansons. Harmonia Mundi HMC 90 1863. 2010 - Rabelais - Fay ce que vouldras with readings in French from Pantagruel. Les Sacqueboutiers de Toulouse. Kelys / Flora. List of early music ensembles