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GAO was requested to review the compliance by the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities with certain provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The FOIA gives the public certain access rights to Government records and requires agencies which deny such access to advise requestors of the legal basis for the denial and the appeal procedures available. Among other things, the FACA sets forth procedures for announcing scheduled meetings, meeting attendance, and compiling and certifying minutes of meetings.

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