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Congress: House Democrat investigating Pruitt's FOIA processes

June 11, 2018
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, says that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has slowed agency responses to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests in part by giving political appointees new oversight roles, and is seeking a series of documents detailing the new practices. In a June 11 letter , Cummings charges that Pruitt has crafted new processes that slow or limit data disclosure under FOIA, including by prioritizing responses to Obama-era...

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