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PJ Media | Jun 9, 2015

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.

The Hill | Jun 8, 2015

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.

Associated Press | Jun 4, 2015

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.

Washington Post | Jun 4, 2015

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).

ACLJ | Jun 4, 2015

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 Wall Street Journal | Jun 3, 2015

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.

Politico | Jun 3, 2015

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.

Federal news Radio | Jun 3, 2015

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.

Washington Times | May 25, 2015

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.

Buzzfeed | May 20, 2015

The U.S. Spent $36 Million On This Afghanistan Military Base That Nobody Is Using

The Department of Defense approved the funds for the huge facility — even though generals on the ground deemed it unnecessary, a report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction shows.