Using the U.S. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), KEI has obtained the daily schedule of Ambassador Kirk, from March 20 to May 1, 2009. KEI has separately asked the USTR to routinely as a matter of transparency post this information on the USTR web page.
KEI will be soon issuing FOIA requests for similar information from other key members of the Administration, and we encourage others to do so. Under US FOIA laws, if an agency receives three requests for the same documents, they are required to put the data on their own web page. Ideally, this could become routinely disclosed, not through FOIA, but as part of a general policy on openness.