GOP chairman warns agencies about requests for records

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican chairman of a House committee is telling several government agencies to hold back communications with his committee when asked to provide them under the federal open records law.

Texas Republican Jeb Hensarling says those are congressional records, not agency records covered under the Freedom of Information Act. He says they often contain sensitive and confidential information.

The advocacy group Public Citizen says Hensarling’s letter violates the spirit...

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