Oversight Chairman: Fed Agencies Are 'In La La Land' If They Think They Are Transparent

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is “in la la land” when it comes to its policies on processing Freedom of Information Act requests, according to a top House Republican.

In back-to-back hearings spanning two days, the House Oversight and Government Reforms Committee scrutinized the administration’s practices over FOIA requests -- a tool that allows the public to ask federal agencies for information or documents about any issue. It’s a resource commonly used by journalists, who rely on it to find data, emails, transcripts and other informations agencies would otherwise keep private.

On Wednesday, during the second marathon hearing held by the Oversight Committee this week, Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) expressed deep frustrations with agency officials.


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