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Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton to Testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton to Testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

MARCH 22, 2017

UPDATE: Hearing time has been changed to 10:30 a.m. ET.

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch has announced that President Tom Fitton will provide testimony on March 23 before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform during a hearing titled “Legislative Proposals for Fostering Transparency.” The committee is chaired by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT).  The hearing will examine current barriers to accessing public documents under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), including delays, administrative backlogs and excessive redactions.

Judicial Watch is the nation’s preeminent watchdog group and has filed over 3,000 FOIA requests with the Obama administration. The nonpartisan group has filed nearly 225 FOIA lawsuits against the Obama administration, leading to major revelations in the Benghazi, IRS, and Clinton financial scandals.

Live coverage will be available on the Judicial Watch website and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform website.

Date:               Thursday, March 23, 2017

Time:              9:00 a.m. ET

Location:      2154 Rayburn House Office Building

                        Washington, DC, 20515

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