March 14, 2011
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton to Testify to Senate and House Committees on Obama Administration Transparency
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Washington, DC — March 14, 2011
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton will provide testimony to this week’s Senate and House hearings on government compliance to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). He will, on behalf of the government watchdog Judicial Watch, focus on whether the Obama administration’s transparency promises are being kept. Judicial Watch has filed over 325 Freedom of Information requests with the Obama administration, and has been forced to file 44 lawsuits to force the Obama administration to comply with the Freedom of Information Act.
The Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing is entitled “The Freedom of Information Act: Ensuring Transparency and Accountability in the Digital Age.” Senator Patrick Joseph Leahy (D-VT) is Chairman of the Committee, Senator Charles E. “Chuck” Grassley (R-IA) is the Ranking Minority Member. To view the Senate Judiciary proceedings Tuesday live online, click here: http://judiciary.senate.gov/hearings/
- When: Tuesday, March 15, 201110:15 AM ET
- Where: Dirksen Senate Office BuildingRoom 226
The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing is entitled “The Freedom of Information Act: Crowd-Sourcing Government Oversight.” Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) is Chairman of the Committee, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) is the Ranking Minority Member. To view the House Government Reform and Oversight proceedings Thursday live online click here: http://oversight.house.gov/
- When: Thursday, March 17, 20119:30 AM ET
- Where: Rayburn House BuildingRoom 2154
The hearings are being held as part of Sunshine Week 2011 — March 13-19. Sunshine Week is a national initiative by the news media, nonprofits and other organizations interested in promoting government transparency.