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FOIA News: House committee asks IG to investigate Interior’s FOIA processing

FOIA News (2019)Allan BlutsteinComment

House requests investigation of Interior political appointees' review of public records

By Rebecca Beitsch & Miranda Green, The Hill, Sept. 6, 2019

The chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee requested a government watchdog investigate additional details in its ongoing probe of the Interior Department’s new public records policy, which allows political appointees to review and potentially withhold documents from release.

In a letter sent to the Interior’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) Friday, the committee asked for the OIG to additionally look into Interior’s Supplemental Awareness Review process.

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