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FOIA News: GOP Chairman Warns Agencies About Requests for Records

FOIA News (2017)Ryan MulveyComment

GOP Chairman Warns Agencies About Requests for Records

Kevin Freking, Assoc. Press, May 6, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) -- 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.

In a series of letters, Rep. Jeb Hensarling of Texas said communications the agencies had with members of his panel and committee staff should not be released, arguing that it often includes sensitive and confidential information.

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