Skip to comments.White House Releases Information to News Outlet Previously Withheld from Congress
Posted on 01/25/2012 11:09:26 PM PST by Rabin
U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee are formally requesting that the White House turn over internal memoranda ( on Health Care Negotiations ) previously kept shrouded from Congress and the public... For more than two years, members of the Energy and Commerce Committee have (sat on their hands or grooved to no avail}sought access to this information, which details administration / special interest group (collusion) to pass the "health care law".
(Excerpt) Read more at energycommerce.house.gov ...
Hmmm Uh well, what information Rab can but wonder.
Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA), Vice-Chair Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), and Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL)
More than two years??? Hang your heads in shame. All the power, none of the balls it would seem.
Are Government Websites on the excerpt list?
Its par for the course with this administration. Remember, they were caught having colluded with certain environmental groups to come up with a list of new National Monuments that the President was supposed to “declare” under the antiquities act. The Administration wouldn’t give the House Natural Resources Committee the documents when they asked, but they were investigated and found to have colluded.
Report: Department of Interior employees collaborate with lobbyists: http://www.sfexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/report-department-interior-employees-collaborate-lobbyists
Our investigation determined that numerous activities and communication took place between NLCS officials and nongovernmental organizations (NGO), including discussions about the NLCS budget and BLM employees editing brochures and producing fact sheets for a specific NGO. Our investigative efforts revealed that communication between NLCS and certain NGOs in these circumstances gave the appearance of federal employees being less than objective and created the potential for conflicts of interest or violations of law. We also uncovered a general disregard for establishing and maintaining boundaries among the various entities.
In fact, in one instance, Jeff Jarvis, who is an employee of the Bureau of Land Management, requested that a representative of the National Wildlife Federation change legislation affecting NCLS. As the inspector reports, this was potentially problematic because BLM employees were prohibited from influencing the legislation.
(Inspector General) Report page 13 http://www.doioig.gov/images/stories/reports/pdf/Semiannual-APR2010SAR.pdf
“DOI does engage in partnerships to foster its mission, though federal statutes have been enacted to govern the degree of such interaction between federal and nonfederal groups. Our investigation determined that numerous activities occurred between NLCS officials and onogovernmental organizations (NGOs), including discussions about the NLCS budget and about BLM employees working on joint projects with certain NGOs. Our further investigation revealed this communication between NLCS and NGOs gave the appearance that federal employees were less than objective and created the appearance of conflicts of interest or legal violations. We also uncovered a general disregard for establishing and maintaining boundaries amoung BLM and its various partners.”
BLM - Enviro Lobbyist Scandal Probed
Is that called "shock and awe?"
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