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Sat May 6, 2017, 02:01 PM

GOP lawmaker challenged for shielding records: 'What is he trying to hide?'

Source: Associated Press

GOP lawmaker challenged for shielding records: 'What is he trying to hide?'

Associated Press in Washington
Saturday 6 May 2017 17.57 BST

A House Republican chairman has told a dozen government agencies to exclude communications with his committee from requests made by news organizations, advocacy groups and others through the Freedom of Information Act.

The publication this week of a letter sent by Jeb Hensarling, the House financial services committee chair, to the treasury secretary, Steve Mnuchin, prompted the senior Democrat on the committee to say: “People should ask themselves: ‘What is he trying to hide?’”

In response, a committee spokesman said “liberal outrage” over the letter was “just performance art”.

Records and material from the executive branch are subject to requests under the 1967 Freedom of Information Act. Congress, which wrote the law, is exempt.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/06/republicans-jeb-hensarling-foia-congress-maxine-waters

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Sat May 6, 2017, 02:04 PM

1. The Republican response answers one's question.

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