Chaffetz: Obama Administration Has Claimed 550,000 FOIA Exemptions
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said the Obama administration refused to provide information more than 550,000 times in response to Freedom of Information Act requests.
GOP wants more info on IRS ‘special project team’
Two senior GOP lawmakers are demanding more answers from the IRS about a "special project team" devoted to responding to information requests about Lois Lerner.
US agencies struggle with FOIA requests
Federal agencies are struggling to keep up with the growing number of requests for public information, raising questions in Congress about the Obama administration’s stance on transparency.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz to Justice Dept.’s FOIA czar: ‘You live in la-la land’
Yesterday the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform heard from journalists and activists who make frequent use of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
IRS Created “Special Project Team” of “Hundreds of Lawyers” to Hide Information from Congress
New testimony reveals that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) used “hundreds of attorneys” to hide critical information from Congress’s investigation of the IRS targeting of conservatives.
The Least Transparent Administration
The House Oversight Committee on Tuesday began a two-day hearing into the extraordinary ways the Obama Administration keeps undermining the Freedom of Information Act.
Chaffetz blames White House memo for FOIA delays
House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz charged Tuesday that President Barack Obama's White House is causing a a dramatic uptick in the backlog of Freedom of Information Act requests at government agencies.
Chaffetz wants to give agencies the power to fire feds who ‘knowingly violated’ rules
A powerful House lawmaker vowed Tuesday to remove barriers to firing federal employees who have admittedly broken the most serious of rules.
Shutting off the path to the federal trough
It’s Memorial Day, a solemn day recognizing America’s war dead. These are the people who literally gave all in service to our nation and in the fight for freedom — our fallen heroes.